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The BA (Hons) English Studies for Teaching undergraduate programme is designed for speakers of English as a native language who want to work as teachers of English as a foreign language.
English Studies is the study of both English Language and English Literature. It is a rich and thoughtful field in which to do a degree. You study both high-level issues of Language – grammar, syntax, rhetoric and writing styles – and also theoretical and philosophical aspects of language – how language functions in relation to community and politics, issues of language and power, forms of English, and so forth. At the same time as this, you take a range of courses in English Literature, developing your understanding of the subject.
English Studies for Teaching is both functional, and cultural. English Studies is usually read in relation to a further strand: communications and media; practical journalism skills; or pedagogical skills in relation to the teaching of English.
The programme consists of a combination of courses in English language / communication studies together with literature courses and specialist courses in TEFL Skills & Methods and Teaching Young Learners and Teaching Literacy.
Students wishing to study the BA (Hons) English Studies for Teaching must meet the following requirements:
UCAS Points: 240
English language: IELTS of 6.0 or TOEFL of 213
The University of Buckingham was founded in 1976. It is the only independent University in the United Kingdom to hold a royal charter, which gives it the power to award its own degrees. It is a non profit-making charity. From...
Location & accommodation
Buckingham is a picturesque English market town. It lies between Milton Keynes to the East and Oxford to the West (there is a regular bus service to both) and is about an hour’s journey from London; so the shopping malls, cinemas, theatres and clubs are not far away. In Buckingham Town you can find Tesco, Waitrose, and W. H. Smith, as well as more specialist shops. There is a range of...