BA (Hons) Japanese, TESOL and Linguistics

BA (Hons) Japanese, TESOL and Linguistics

Study Japanese whether you are a beginner or have some previous experience with the language. We will place you at the appropriate level of language learning when you arrive. By the end of the course you will be able to have conversations and discussions in Japanese. You will learn to give presentations and write in Japanese, allowing you to use the language for academic, social and professional purposes. You will usually reach the upper B2/C1 level on the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR). You can also choose to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test at level 6 for not extra cost. Please note that this course is not suitable for applicants who already have B1 level or above of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) in Japanese.

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

Explore theories and methods for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Our approach to teaching TESOL focuses on learning how to teach English around the world. We offer you the opportunity to study for the certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages (CELTA), an additional teaching qualification, for free. It is recognised around the world and gives you practical teaching experience. You will need to apply and attend an interview before you are accepted onto the CELTA course.

The Linguistics part of the course gives you a working knowledge of how language works, how we use it and how it is structured. You will explore how we articulate speech and how English differs around the world. You will also examine how the mind processes language.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications

  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

This course will prepare you for a career teaching English to speakers of other languages. You will also gain specialist skills in analysing language and presenting linguistic data. The transferrable skills you develop in communication, research and problem solving are in high demand in a range of careers.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as a:

  • Dictionary editor
  • Diplomatic service officer
  • Intelligence analyst
  • International aid worker
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) teacher
  • Translator

Course Details

Year 1

Accelerated Japanese 1 OR Japanese Communication 1
Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Key Concepts for TESOL
Accelerated Japanese 2 OR Japanese Communication 2
Descriptive Grammar of English
Phonetics

Year 2

Japanese Language and Society 1
TESOL Theories and Methods
Analysing Texts
Applied Phonetics and Phonology
Language, Gender and Sexuality
Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom
World Englishes
Japanese Language and Society 2
Intercultural Communication
Forensic Linguistics
Language and Literacy
Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics

Year 3

Reflective Report

Year 4

Japanese Language Project 1
Attitudes to Language
Child Language Acquisition
English Accents and Dialects
Second Language Grammar and Phonology
Speech and Language Pathology
East Asian Linguistics and Culture
TESOL Decisions, Dilemmas and Design
Japanese Language Project 2
Dissertation

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