If you have studied Linguistics and/or TESOL, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge relevant for teaching English as a foreign language either in the UK or abroad. Your skills will also be useful in a range of other settings; some suggestions are below.
Having studied TESOL and/ or Linguistics it is likely that you are interested in teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL). Your options therefore include:
It is important to research the qualifications required by learning institutions as these are likely to vary. See Prospects' information on English as a Foreign Language Teacher for details. For teaching in UK further education colleges see Talent.
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The transferable skills you have developed through your degree make you employable for a range of careers outside of teaching and support work.
You may also be interested in a range of other areas as diverse as management, administration, publishing, journalism or creative writing.
Some of the jobs and studies that Linguistics and TESOL graduates from this university went into, 6 months after graduating include:
You may find our downloadable guides useful which provide information about where you could work, roles, improving your employability and job hunting.
You will need to analyse carefully your own skills, values and interests and compare these with job options to identify career areas that might suit you.
You will also need to think about how you will convey your skills and abilities to employers in the career areas you identify and consider what else you need to do to boost your employability. This might mean undertaking further study, work experience or voluntary work.
As an graduate in Linguistics and/or TESOL it is likely that you have developed the ability to:
These are skills that all employers value, regardless of sector.
More detail about the skills you have gained is available via: