School of Social Science and Humanities

BA (Hons) English Language and TESOL (Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages) with Sandwich Placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

Study English Language and TESOL with Sandwich Placement to learn about the English Language and develop the skills needed to teach it.

Study English Language and TESOL with Sandwich Placement to learn about the English Language and develop the skills needed to teach it.

BA (Hons)
Start date(s)
16 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Sandwich (4 years)
Campus location
University: City Campus
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Why choose this course?

Welcoming a range of students at all levels of prior English Language study and ESOL teaching experience, the University of Wolverhampton offers a course whose graduates routinely achieve excellent professional acclaim locally, nationally and globally. Collaboration is key to this programme, in-person contact with the School of Humanities’ expert teaching staff and confidence-building cooperation with fellow students constructing a clear group identity, supporting your personal journey towards theoretical and practical subject knowledge. The employability earned through your skillset and qualification will be further strengthened by a sandwich placement, demonstrating your academic skills in an organisational context and granting invaluable experience for future careers.

What's unique about this course?

  1. You will complete a work-based placement and will gain an in-depth knowledge of local ESOL sites enabling fruitful connections between you and your prospective place of employment.

  2. You will have the opportunity to develop transferable skills such as critical thinking, analysis, and effective interpersonal communication, and graduates from this course have gone on to work with children and adults in all sectors of education in the UK and abroad.

  3. In your final year you will apply theoretical knowledge to produce a piece of original research concerning TESOL in the world. Previous assignments have looked at native-speakerism in job advertisements or the use of flipped learning in the language classroom, for example. 

  4. You will develop English language awareness to aid with the teaching of grammar, lexis and pronunciation to learners of English. 

  5. As you progress through the course, you will be encouraged to explore specific areas of interest within language and language teaching as you learn experientially. For example, you will experience learning another language and then reflect on that experience). 

What happens on the course?

This course is structured to encourage inclusiveness and communication, an aspect which manifests in much of the methodology employed for teaching. Interactive workshops and lectures integrate pair and group work frequently, data collection and analysis activities focusing on linguistic systems, perspectives of systematic language studies, teaching approaches and cultural diversity. The shared progressive attitude formed through this collaborative approach has led to the excellent reputation of English Language and TESOL graduates, regarded as confident, committed professionals with a keen resourcefulness in practical and theoretical matters.

Your independence will be demonstrated in sustained study and incentivised research time, preparing teaching practice and assignments while reading widely for additional subject knowledge. The tutelage of staff at the School of Humanities will prepare you for your own teaching practice, working with fellow student and ESOL learners in the community. Work placements factor heavily into the curriculum, offering chances for experience within teaching posts including those available overseas, developing your maturity and enterprising aptitude. These experiences will dramatically strengthen prospects for employment in University graduates, a fact further enforced by the development of transferrable skills such as reflection and digital literacy throughout the programme.

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Everything you need to know about this course!

Praise for English Language and TESOL graduates from the University of Wolverhampton is copious and exceedingly positive; in local, national and global positions, our alumni have earned an excellent reputation for their professionalism, confidence, resourcefulness, practical competency and subject knowledge.

Through studying English Language and TESOL you will develop a broad, multifaceted understanding of linguistics and the teaching of languages. Your knowledge will cover features of linguistic systems, formality, sociological, psychological and applied aspects of study, applicability of current teaching approaches, relevant technologies, appropriate learning objectives and areas of cultural diversity.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2024-25
International Sandwich £13450 per year 2022-23
International Sandwich £14450 per year 2023-24
International Sandwich £14450 per year 2023-24
International Sandwich £14950 per year 2024-25

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (96 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at merit)

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Non-native speakers are required to hold IELTS with an overall bandscore of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element or an acceptable equivalent.


Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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