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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: 22-February-2021
Campus:
Victoria University of Wellington
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Course details

Summary

The Victoria University of Wellington Bachelor of Arts (BA) will give you insights into cultures, languages, art, history, politics and societies that will challenge your thinking and expand your view of the world.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Gain a thorough grounding in how language works, and how it is taught and learnt. You'll focus primarily on teaching English but your skills will be applicable to other languages too. Get the professional and academic knowledge you'll need to succeed in the language education field. Note this major will not give you a teaching qualification so you'll need to complete some further study to work as a language teacher.

Course structure

For this degree you'll need to:

Complete at least 360 points, of which:

  • At least 240 points must be from courses listed for the BA
  • At least 80 points must be from 100-level courses listed for the BA
  • A maximum of 180 points can be at 100 level and
  • At least 180 points must be at 200 and 300 level
  • at least 75 must be from 300-level courses listed for the BA
  • Of the 75 points, up to 15 may come from courses listed for another degree when they are taken to satisfy the requirements of an additional major subject from another degree

In addition to the degree requirements, for this major you'll need to complete:

One course in a language other than English or an equivalent second language learning experience

Language and Communication (LING 101) or Introduction to Linguistics (LING 111)

Three courses at 200 level:

  • Understanding Language Learning and Teaching (LALS 201)
  • Vocabulary and Grammar for TESOL (TSOL 202)
  • Text and Cultural Context (TSOL 203)
  • Language Teaching: Principles to Practice (TSOL 301) and Critical Perspectives on the Second Language Curriculum (TSOL 302)

Future-proof your career

The job-market is changing fast with many current jobs predicted to be automated within 10 to 15 years. Gain skills valuable in any workplace studying for a BA develops your creativity, flexibility and imagination, and teaches you how to think critically and present an argument. You'll also develop research skills and learn to communicate complex ideas in both speech and writing.

Get your degree in a subject you have a genuine passion for and set yourself on a path to a fulfilling career. BA graduates are employed in almost every part of the workforce. Your ability to view things from different perspectives, and skills in research and analysis can be applied in a vast array of careers. At Victoria you'll be encouraged to think about how what you learn can contribute to a progressive, inclusive and internationally connected society.

Entry criteria

Achieve the International Baccalaureate Diploma, or three GCE Advanced Level passes at C grade, or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS overall band of 6.0 with no sub-score below 5.5; TOEFL 80 on the internet-based test; A minimum of three ratings of 4 and one rating of 3 in the Victoria University of Wellington English Proficiency Programme (EPP) test; Pearson Test of English: score of 50 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 42).

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