BA (Hons) English Language and Applied Linguistics

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Overview

Through this BA English Language and Applied Linguistics, you’ll do both: English language teaching
is an integral part of your course, while you’ll also have the opportunity to learn one of five languages
– French, Spanish, German, Japanese or Mandarin. All are for beginners or GCSE level (apart from Mandarin), with the exception of Spanish, which can be taken by those who already have A-level Spanish. This combined programme of English language teaching and language learning will give you an excellent grounding if you plan to teach English as a foreign language following postgraduate teacher training. Alternatively, you could be teaching children in primary or secondary schools whose second language is English.

Description

The Qualifications have developed the learner’s ability to:
• Opportunity to learn one of five languages – French, Spanish, German, Japanese or Mandarin. All are for beginners or GCSE level (apart from Mandarin), with the exception of Spanish, which can be taken by those who already have A-level Spanish.
• Involve fieldwork or observing teaching and learning methods in a college setting.
• Introduced to Linguistics, the scientific study of everything to do with language, from its structure to the ways it reflects society, how it’s used, and how it changes over time.

Course Information

Course code: ENG6334
Course type: Advanced
Course fee: £23,000 per year
Course duration: 3 years
Course delivery: Campus and work placement
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Entry Requirement

The qualification can be offered to Learners from age 18. The Learners need to ensure that they have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.

English language requirements
The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access
and progression:
• IELTS minimum 5.0- 6.5 overall with no fail.
• Minimum 3A Levels or equivalent qualification.
• Pass 5 GCSE subjects

We consider applicants:
• Who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 3, for example, ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards.
• Who have spent some time in an organisational role and wish to develop their careers further.
• With professional experience looking to change careers through work-based learning.

Course Contents

• Language and Mind
The aim of this module is to enable you to gain an insight into the relation between language and mind. We start with a characterisation of communication systems and with a discussion in what ways human language differs from animal communication. In the light of studies that have tried to teach language to chimpanzees, we further explore the question of whether the ability for ‘grammar’ is unique in humans.

• English Language Learners
This module will complement and build on ‘Introduction to ELT’ primarily from the perspective of the second language learner. You will look at the processes involved in learning a second language and you will be introduced to the theoretical approaches which have been adopted for studying a second language.

• Investigating Language
This module will give students on the English Language and Linguistics Programme the opportunity to develop a variety of skills necessary to be successful in their chosen modules and to thrive in a university environment. You will develop your skills in academic reading, writing, researching, analysing and communicating with others.

• Introduction to English Linguistics 1
This module introduces you to the fundamentals of English Linguistics. We will explore the origins of modern linguistics as a discipline and discuss core concepts of linguistic analysis, including, but not limited to, phonemes, morphemes and parts of speech. In this module, you will be provided with the basic knowledge pertaining to different properties of language and how these are described, theorised and investigated.

• Mandarin Route A – 4a
This module will enable students to communicate in Mandarin Chinese at a basic level in a range of everyday social situations. Students will learn to talk about themselves and their daily life, carry out reading and listening tasks and write short texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be delivered via on-line materials, including video clips and Chinese websites.

• French Route A – 4a
This module will enable students to communicate in French at a basic level in a range of everyday social situations. Students will learn to talk about themselves and their daily life, carry out reading and listening tasks and write short texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be course book-based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

Work-based learning Opportunities:

Below are examples of potential career opportunities you could explore:
• Trainee Teacher
• Trainee Content Writer
• Trainee Journalist
• Trainee HR Executive
• Trainee Public Servant

Progression

Learners completing this course can progress to:
• Level 7 Master in English

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