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Japanese, TESOL and Linguistics

Entry requirements


96 UCAS Tariff Points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2022

Subjects

Japanese languages

Linguistics

This degree gives you the skills you need to teach English in Japan and around the world. It is a 4-year degree and includes a year studying in Japan. We will equip you with communicative Japanese language skills and broad expertise in linguistics. You will gain a deep understanding of Japanese culture and explore theories and methods for teaching English in a multilingual world. We also give you the opportunity to apply for the teaching qualification, CELTA.
This course is suitable if you are a beginner in Japanese, or have prior experience with the language. We will place you at an appropriate level. By the end of the course, you will have gained the ability to have conversations and discussions in Japanese. You will develop the ability to give presentations and write coherently in the language. Learn to use Japanese for academic, social, and professional purposes, reaching upper B2/C1 level on the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR).

TESOL explores theories and methods of teaching English to speakers of other languages. Our approach to teaching TESOL focuses on teaching English in a multilingual world.

The Linguistics part of the degree gives you a working knowledge of linguistics, how we use language, and how it's structured. There are several modules on the programme which explore linguistics. Some modules explore the way we articulate speech while others look at how English differs around the world. You will also examine how language is processed in the mind.

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with a year of studying abroad in Japan. While studying abroad, you will take Japanese language classes at your host university. You will also take courses, either taught in English or in Japanese, that are relevant to the TESOL & Linguistics side of your degree.

We offer you the opportunity to take a CELTA course free of charge as part of your degree. CELTA is the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other languages. It is an internationally-recognised teaching qualification awarded by Cambridge Assessment English. You will gain hands-on teaching experience that will prepare you for a career in teaching English. Acceptance onto this course is subject to a successful interview.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
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

The Uni


Course location:

York St John University

Department:

Languages and Linguistics

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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.

55%
low
Linguistics

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.

Japanese languages

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

Linguistics

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

64%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
43%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
D

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.

Languages 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.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
33%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Teaching and educational professionals
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Customer service occupations

Linguistics

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.

£16,654
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
40%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Teaching and educational professionals
17%
Customer service occupations
8%
Childcare and related personal services

This is not a particularly common subject at first degree level and most of the degrees that fall in this category are offered by the University of Durham. If you fancy one of these broad degrees, it is probably best to speak directly to tutors to find out what your options on your degree might be and what they can lead to,

What about your long term prospects?

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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

English 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.

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£20k

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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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