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Languages with TESOL (Spanish)

Sheffield Hallam University
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Program description

Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to teach English to speakers of other languages on this certificated course. Your studies prepare you for work in a range of national and international educational settings. You can apply to take a placement teaching English to Spanish speakers from primary school age up to university level, such as working as an English language assistant in a Spanish university.

You train in excellent specialist facilities that are centred on our TESOL Centre, which is accredited by the British Council and has been running since 1985.

As part of the course, you can take the Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL, an internationally recognised English language initial teaching qualification.

You study two languages consisting of Spanish plus one other foreign language alongside your TESOL modules. Other available languages are • German • French • Italian. Italian is offered at beginner level only.

On the course you work with fellow students to develop knowledge and skills in key areas including • foreign languages • the nature of language, language systems and language acquisition • approaches to teaching English to speakers of other languages and how to apply this to your own classroom practice • the learning cultures of students from foreign countries • the ability to critically reflect on your personal educational development.

This course provides you with a variety of teaching experiences and knowledge of foreign languages which, together with the Trinity College Certificate, greatly enhance your employability and professional profile.

Overseas placements

You spend a total of 18 months abroad in the countries of your foreign languages. This gives you an excellent opportunity to develop your language ability, expand your cultural knowledge and gain a better understanding of teaching English abroad.

Six months is spent studying at one of our partner universities. You will spend this study time in the country of your weaker language. If you have two A level languages, you can discuss your options with your tutor and choose which language is spent on placement and which is spent as study abroad. Your non-language modules studied abroad will relate to language acquisition and linguistics. This is followed by a teaching placement year in an overseas educational establishment in a Spanish speaking country.

If you study abroad, or do your work placement, in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme.

Professional recognition

The TESOL Centre is validated by Trinity College London to run the Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL as part of this course. Students will get the Certificate in TESOL upon successful completion of the Trinity College London assessment requirements.

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Sheffield Hallam University

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