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International English Language for TEFL

Bangor University
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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Program description

International English Language for TEFL

English is an important language socially, politically and economically. It is a World language, with an estimated 1,500 million speakers worldwide. English is also the best described language in the world.

The three year International English Language BA is specifically designed for non-native speakers of English. It provides training aimed at bringing students up to a near-native level of English upon completion, as well as training in a wide range of aspects of the English language and English linguistics, with a particular focus on teaching English as a foreign language.

Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g

  • A Levels (no specific subjects required)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Access: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

  • Speaking and listening
  • Grammar and Writing 1
  • Intro to English Grammar
  • Introduction to Language
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar and Writing 2
  • Intro to English Grammar

Optional Modules

  • Language, Literature & Culture
  • Language and Society
  • Intro to Phonetics & Phonology
  • Introduction to Meaning

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

  • Integrated English Skills 1
  • Business English 1
  • History of English
  • English Teaching in Classroom
  • Integrated English Skills 2
  • Business English 2
  • Introduction to Bilingualism

Optional Modules

  • QSounds and Sound Systems
  • Functions of Discourse

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

  • Near Native English 1
  • EFL Theory
  • Teaching EFL
  • Dissertation
  • SLA and Language Teaching

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change

Tuition fees

For more information please visit our website

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BA (Hons).

Career opportunities

This degree prepares students for the twenty-first century where English is the global language. Primarily this course prepares students to become teachers, giving them the appropriate academic background for them to proceed towards other relevant qualifications. Graduates will have near-native levels of proficiency in all aspects of spoken and written English. They will also be skilled in the nature and use of English in a range of contexts and in using English through a variety of media. This will facilitate careers in international settings where a high level of expertise in English is paramount. In addition to careers in teaching, this course makes students suitable for potential careers in areas such as:

  • International relations, politics and speechwriting
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Commerce and banking
  • International corporate management and journalism

The BA also prepares students for vocational and non-vocational MA level study, either on the MA in Translation Studies at Bangor University, or at other universities in the UK or abroad.

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We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

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Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

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We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated as the best in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2018.

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