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BA/BSc Applied English Studies and TESOL

The School of English and Modern Languages at Roehampton University


The School has a range of programmes at undergraduate level, from the more well-established subjects such as English Literature and French to our newer programmes in Creative Writing and Translation. At postgraduate level, we offer Masters and Diploma programmes in Literature and English Language and Linguistics, soon to be augmented by the addition of Audiovisual Translation and Creative & Professional Writing (September 2005). We also offer research degrees with supervision by widely-published specialist staff. All our programmes offer you the opportunity to explore your chosen field of study in interesting and creative ways. To find out more, follow the links on the left.

The School's greatest asset is its staff. We have over 40 academic staff, all well-qualified teachers, researchers and writers, to guide you through your programme. Together they create a strong team with a wide range of expertise and interests. You can visit members of staff on their individual web pages.

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BA/BSc Applied English Studies
 
English is today a recognised global language:
  • It is estimated that over 300 million people use English as a foreign language
  • English enjoys a special status in a number of countries as a second language or as an ?official? language.
In addition, English is the preferred language of many spheres of work such as IT, diplomacy and business communications. There is also a demand for interpreters and translators. There is consequently a growing need for well-qualified experts in English to compete for work in a global market.

The BA/BSc Applied English Studies programme at Roehampton is for students who do not speak English as their primary language. International students have the opportunity to study English at degree level in a country in which it is spoken. Furthermore, the programme helps you to become an expert in the language as well as to develop your proficiency. Many students of English experience the feeling that they are speaking correctly but people find what they say amusing because it is inappropriate for that particular situation. Many students report that they have studied English to a very high level in their country but do not understand English when it is spoken to them, have difficulty listening to lectures in English or following English programmes on TV. The AES programme will help you to understand how English operates in the language and how choices are made so that you become confident and proficient communicators in English. In addition you can select options to further your interest in English-speaking cultures, English literature or English language.

The BA/BSc Applied English Studies programme at Roehampton is a combined honours degree. This means that you can develop your expertise in another subject area as well as English. For instance, you can study Applied English Studies and Business or Applied English Studies and Psychology. You can choose from a list of nearly 40 subjects offered at Roehampton to combine with Applied English Studies. See the prospectus pages for a list of combinations.

Classes are lively and interactive. Classes are intimate and friendly. You have many opportunities to experiment with your English and discuss and debate current ideas and issues about language and culture and to meet students representing a wide range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Do you want to know how to speak in a range of informal and formal situations? Do you want to know the difference between British and American English? Do you want to about the rules that govern English conversation? Do you want to know about British fashion? Do you want to know how men and women talk in English can be different? Come and find out on our programme.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

English is today a recognised global language:
  • It is estimated that over 300 million people have English as their mother tongue.
  • According to conservative estimates, at least 400 million people use English as a foreign language.
  • English enjoys a special status in a number of countries as a second language or as an 'official' language.

In addition, English is the preferred language of many spheres of work such as IT, diplomacy and business communications. There is consequently a world demand for teachers, materials designers, testers and administrators of English language teaching.

TESOL at Roehampton

The TESOL programme at Roehampton is a single honours degree. It is unique in providing a sound base for a career in TESOL whatever you personal interest may be, from classroom teaching in different settings, through to administration and post-graduate research.

Although the programme is single honours, it offers the possibility of following one or more pathways in English Language and Linguistics, English Literature, Education, Spanish and French. This means that you can choose modules outside the TESOL set to widen your knowledge of other related subjects.

The programme is open to both students with English as their mother tongue and to speakers of other languages. This means that our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and from different countries with no fewer than eight different languages and cultures represented at any one time. This multicultural setting, added to the small size of our classes and the friendly atmosphere, make studying TESOL at Roehampton an enriching experience.

Are you interested in language and how it works? Have you ever wondered how people learn language? Are you curious about different learning styles? Then TESOL may just be the course for you. 

Programme Convener

Ana Acevedo-Palley

Digby Stuart College

Fincham 105

020 8392 3364

a.acevedo@roehampton.ac.uk


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School of English and Modern Languages

Roehampton University

Roehampton Lane

London SW15 5PH

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Email: eml@roehampton.ac.uk



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