School of Social Science and Humanities

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

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

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

Study English Language and TESOL with Foundation Year 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
Part-time (8 years),Full-time (4 years)
Campus location
University: 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'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?

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.


See similar course: BA (Hons) English Language and TESOL (Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages)


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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 Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2024-25
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2024-25
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £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

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

Prepare for Foundation Pathway:- We will consider applicants 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 and pass 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 advise and guidance about this admissions pathway, please contact the Gateway team to discuss and support you in making an application to us.

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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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