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Languages with TESOL (Spanish)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English language or literature at grade C or 4 Maths at grade D or 3

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. You also must have an A level in Spanish or an AS level at grade C in Spanish. For example: BBC at A Level including an A level in Spanish A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies, with an A Level in Spanish or AS level grade C in Spanish

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Teaching english as a foreign language

Modern languages

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.
Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.**

**Course summary:**
- Gain cross-cultural skills and linguistic competence in two modern foreign languages.

- Attain the knowledge and confidence to teach English to speakers of other languages.

- Experience a semester at a European university and a 12-month work placement abroad.

- Train in specialist facilities accredited by the British Council.

Become a qualified English as a Foreign Language teacher via the Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL, included with this course.

**How you learn:**
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

During your studies, you'll work and collaborate with fellow students – developing skills in key areas including foreign languages, the systems and acquisition of language, and approaches to teaching English to speakers of other languages. You'll learn how to apply this to your classroom practice. Develop fluency in Spanish and a second foreign language (German or French from any level or Italian from scratch).

You learn through:

- lectures, seminars and workshops

- studying abroad

- work placements in schools, colleges or universities abroad

- group work, research-based projects and presentations

- teaching practice and observations where your newly acquired skills are applied

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

**Applied learning - Work placements**

You’ll have the option of spending a total of 18 months abroad, including six months studying at one of our partner universities. This is followed by an optional teaching placement year in an overseas educational establishment in a Spanish-speaking country. This will not only help you to improve your language skills and develop your understanding of Spanish culture, but will provide exceptional real-world experience for your future career.

As part of your Trinity TESOL certificate preparations, you’ll also undertake one-to-one and small group teaching activities to further prepare you for careers in education, training and other sectors.

**Live projects**

In addition to the optional placement year, you’ll undertake Highly Skilled Employment projects in each academic year, applying your learning alongside your language skills and working with education practitioners. You’ll also learn from the experiences of students from other undergraduate years, as part of our wider languages community at Sheffield Hallam.

**Networking opportunities**

We’re proud of our links with UK and international education establishments, and with our alumni. You’ll have numerous opportunities to network with them, including at our annual alumni event.

Modules

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Exploring Second Language Learning (Sbs) 20
Foundation Studies In Tesol (Sbs) 20

Year 2
Compulsory modules
Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Spanish) 10
Spanish (Abroad) 20
Tesol Abroad 20
Tesol Classroom Teaching And Reflection (Sbs) 20
Elective modules
Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (French) 10
Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (German) 10
French (Abroad) 20
German (Abroad) 20
Intercultural And Professional Development 10
Italian (Abroad) 20

Year 3
Compulsory modules
Placement Year -

Final year
Compulsory modules
Language Research Project 40
Uls Spanish Stage 6B 20
Elective modules
Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Italian) Part 1 10
Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Italian) Part 2 10
Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Part 1 10
Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Part 2 10
Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (French) Part 1 10
Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (French) Part 2 10
Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (German) Part 1 10
Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (German) Part 2 10
Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Spanish) Part 1 10

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exam

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,415
per year
International
£14,415
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Business Technology and Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Teaching english as a foreign language
100%
high
Modern languages

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

Others in language and area studies

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,467
med
Average annual salary
98%
low
Employed or in further education
76%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

91%
Teaching and educational professionals
3%
Childcare and related personal services
1%
Legal associate professionals

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

Others in language and area studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
59%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

This is a broad subject for a variety of European languages. No matter which you take, the general theme is that some graduates go to that country to work, often as English language teachers, some go into further study, often to train as teachers or translators, but most get jobs in the UK in education - most often as language tutors, unsurprisingly, or translators. Modern language grads can also be in demand in business roles where communication and language skills are particularly useful, such as marketing and PR, and in finance or law. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Education and teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Languages and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£27k

£27k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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