School of Humanities

BA (Hons) English Language and TESOL (Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages)with Foundation Year

BA (Hons) Full-time 4 years, Part-time 8 years

BA (Hons)
Start date(s)
25 September 2023,23 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Full-time (4 years),Part-time (8 years)
Campus location
Wolverhampton City Campus
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Why choose this course?

The University of Wolverhampton accepts applicants from all experience levels to study English Language and its teaching in ESOL classrooms. Our expert School of Humanities staff encourage you to form a defined group identity with your fellow students, fostering an environment of collaboration to explore practical and theoretical ideas. This collaborative methodology informs graduates in future teaching practice, regarded locally, nationally and internationally as consummate professionals and accomplished educators. The foundation year serves as a transition to University life, allowing students to familiarise themselves with lifestyle, town and colleagues.

What happens on the course?

Inclusive, communicative methodology is encouraged at the University of Wolverhampton in both study and future teaching careers. To this end, we have crafted this course to involve collaboration at the most suitable levels; face-to-face engagement with School of Humanities staff, interactive workshops, lectures and activities with various sizes of groups will contribute greatly to your curriculum. Through the learning environment this approach generates, we aim to bestow all of our graduates with key skills for their future careers, a quality demonstrated by the reputation of our alumni. The progressive outlook you will gain on teaching approaches is an invaluable objective for this course.

Independent work also factors into your learning, with sustained study and research time allowing for preparation of assignments and better teaching practice. Your wider reading will enhance your subject knowledge in more advanced and specialised directions, a process encouraged by the diverse interests of School of Humanities staff. Said staff will also directly aid in your growth as an educator, guiding you towards experience in teaching posts within the local area and beyond – even those found overseas – to allow for a more diverse portfolio of work with students and ESOL learners. On this Foundation Year curriculum, these studies will be supplemented by time spent developing core skills for university life and education.


Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Dedicated English Language and Linguistics staff from the School of Humanities deliver this course with extensive prior experience in TESOL, bringing this and lifelong passions for their fields into the classroom. Under their tutelage, you stand to join the number of globally renowned English Language and TESOL alumni in professional renown. This applies no less depending on your level of prior experience teaching and learning English Language, as our courses are designed to suit the needs of all interested applicants.

English Language and TESOL provides a broad set of vocational skills and an in-depth, blended understanding of linguistics. Linguistic systems, formality, sociology, psychology, the minutia applied study and many aspects besides will be taught with mindfulness of teaching for speakers of other language; teaching theory and practice will similarly cover myriad topics, including applicability of current teaching approaches, learning objectives, cultural diversity and relevant technologies to careers. These more subject-specific proficiencies will be further complemented by transferable skills such as critical reflection on your work and that of your colleagues, written and spoken clarity, digital literacy and professional problem-solving, all of which will improve your employability even beyond the subject areas of your degree.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24

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

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Prepare for Foundation Pathway: - We will consider mature applicants (age 21 or over) who have not achieved 48 UCAS points (equivalence) from prior level 3 qualifications, if you have a keen interest in this subject area or hold relevant experience.  You will be required to attend a compulsory Prepare for foundation assessment day where you will take part in a variety of activities which will assess your suitability for the course.  If you would like more advice and guidance about this admissions pathway, please contact Gateway to discuss and support you making an application to us.

Academic Pathway: - 48+ UCAS tariff points


  • A-levels: Grade profile of DD
  • Access to HE Diploma: (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (48 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at pass)
  • BTEC: Grade profile of PPP
  • T-Level: Pass grade with a core component profile less than C.
  • Tariff: Other Level 3 qualifications are accepted for entry. A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points will be required.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements: Applicants must be 18 years old or above at the start of the course.


Contextual Offers

The university recognises that many students have additional barriers in progression to university, whether this be through disability, as a care leaver, from an area of deprivation or another factor. The university wishes to provide additional support for these students through the contextual offer scheme. If you are eligible, the University will apply a contextual Admissions decision, in the form of a reduced offer letter by up to two grades or 16 UCAS tariff points. Find out more.

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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