Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Combinations BSc (Hons)

Course overview

Entry requirements

  • A level (2019 entry)
    ABB-BBB
  • BTEC extended diploma (2019 entry)
    DDD
  • International Baccalaureate diploma (2019 entry)
    32 points in the IB diploma (including TOK/Bonus points) with 6,5,5 at HL. Standard level Maths and English grade 5 required in lieu of GCSE English and Maths grade C/4.
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Key Dates

  • Start date
    September
  • Open Days
    Our next Open Day is taking place on:
    Saturday 23rd November

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Integrated placement year or year abroad enhances your employability. Aston's placement team organises many English language teaching placements every year.

Learn TESOL in combination with English Language, French, German or Spanish.

Opportunities to practice through micro-teaching as you learn. Develop knowledge and understanding of key areas and issues in the interdisciplinary field of TESOL.

Course summary

Aston's TESOL degrees enable students to become reflective practitioners through a working integration of theory and practice in TESOL. Combines with English Language, French, German or Spanish.

Entry requirements & fees (2020 entry)

Offered in the following combinations:

  • BSc English Language and TESOL QX31
  • BSc French and TESOL XR11
  • BSc German and TESOL XR12
  • BSc Spanish and TESOL XR14

A levels 

ABB - BBB from 3 A Levels including a B in the combined subject (English, French, German or Spanish). General Studies accepted. 

A Level applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.

We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking resits. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications.

BTEC

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) / BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels at grade BB*.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF) / BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: Distinction, Distinction plus grade B* in one A-level.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) / BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma  Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

*Applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the A Level grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.

International Baccalaureate diploma

32 points in the IB diploma (including TOK/Bonus points) with 6,5,5 at HL.

Standard level Maths and English grade 5 required in lieu of GCSE English and Maths grade C/4.

Applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.

Access to HE

Pass Access to HE Diploma with Merit in each module. Humanities or Social Sciences Access course preferred, but other courses considered on an individual basis. 

Applicants must have an A Level in English.

Other qualifications 

EPQ: A Level applicants who meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer for their programme of choice, plus an alternative offer which will be one grade lower plus a grade B in EPQ, providing this course is selected as their Firm UCAS choice.

Other qualifications: If your qualification is not listed, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page

International Qualifications: International students can discover more about the qualifications we accept on our international pages. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements. For more information about qualifications view our Aston in your future webpage.

Foundation Programme in Social Science (Aston University): For students with good A-level (or equivalent) grades, but who narrowly miss our standard requirements, it is also possible to gain entry to this course by completing a Foundation Year, although please note the progression requirements.

GCSE requirements:
GCSE English Language and Maths Grade C/4.

Tuition fees 2020/21: £9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students. £15,600* (£2,500 during placement year) for overseas students. More on fees.

*Tuition fees are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.

  • Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard(however, initial offers will not be lower than stated below).
  • In addition to your predicted grades, when making offers we also consider your previous academic performance (eg GCSEs), your school/college reference and the commitment and motivation you demonstrate for your chosen course via the personal statement.
  • Application for second year entry will be considered by the programme director if there is space on that year of the programme. Typically, successful applicants for second year entry will:

    • Have A level (or equivalent) qualifications similar to those required for first year entry
    • Have gained (or be expected to gain) 120 credits on an equivalent programme at another recognised university
    • Obtained (or be expected to obtain) an overall average of 60% or above on an equivalent programme at another recognised university
    • Have not previously attempted the second year of a programme elsewhere
    • Individual programmes may have additional requirements in addition to those stated above. These will be clarified upon application.
  • Applicants receiving offers are invited to an Applicant Visit Day

View our Admissions Policy. 

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Course outline

Why choose this course?

  • Integrated placement year or year abroad enhances your employability. Aston's placement team organises many English language teaching placements every year
  • Opportunities to practice through micro-teaching as you learn
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of key areas and issues in the interdisciplinary field of TESOL
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the English language, to inform and enhance your teaching

TESOL at Aston offers students a solid foundation in English language and English language teaching, relating the subject to issues in the wider world, with reference to areas of practical problem solving in educational practice. The course enables students to make informed decisions on a variety of aspects of TESOL through critical reflection.

4 year full-time course with integrated placement.

Modules

Offered in the following combinations:

  • BSc English Language and TESOL QX31
  • BSc French and TESOL XR11
  • BSc German and TESOL XR12
  • BSc Spanish and TESOL XR14


Sample module options: The modules below are indicative only. When an offer is made, students will receive a detailed programme specification which forms part of our terms and conditions.

Typical modules:

Year 1

Core
Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to Discourse Analysis
Language and Society


Year 2
Core
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Language Awareness
Language Learning and Teaching


Options
Language Policy and Language Planning
Work-based Project
Introduction to Intercultural Communication


Year 3

Compulsory placement year in the public or private sector, in the UK or abroad. For combinations with French, German or Spanish, the
placement year must be spent overseas

Final Year
Core
Learning English
Teaching Practice


Options
Dissertation
Communicating Across Cultures
Language Contact and Globalisation
Technology in Teaching and Learning
Course and Materials Design
Teaching Young Learners

 

 

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