English Language for Education bachelor

University of Manchester
En Manchester (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Manchester (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years
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This is a unique degree, focusing specifically on English language and its connections with education. It will provide you with an understanding of the current issues and theories within the fields of both English language and education, as well as seeing how the two interrelate.

You will explore language use, the nature of spoken and written communication, educational issues, and how language re¿ects and impacts upon wider society and culture. Maybe you have a strong interest in how people learn, either culturally, socially or psychologically. Or maybe you love studying contemporary English language and want to find out how it can be applied across a range of real-world settings. You will also explore the psychology and sociology of learning, as well as examining public policy in relation to issues of access, fairness and social justice.

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Inicio Ubicación
10 octubre 2016
Manchester
Oxford Road, M13 9PL, Greater Manchester, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

English Language
Access
Psychology
Staff
Teaching
Literacy
English
University
School
Public
Writing
Communication Training
Media

The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University.

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The bachelor (Hons) English Language for Education will prepare you for a career in teaching or a range of related fields. You will go beyond the textbook to explore how language and education work in the real world.
The University of Manchester is Top 5 in the UK for education-related studies ( The Times University League Table 2015
).
A unique degree focusing on English language and its connections with education.
Excellent work experience opportunities via study placements to enhance your employability.
Our writing centre - Write Away - will assist you with your essay drafts to identify weaknesses and strengths early on, allowing you to refine your written assignments before submission.
Progression to postgraduate teacher training is common and The University of Manchester's PGCEs are rated as outstanding by Ofsted.
Workplace-bachelorsed Research Placement
A workplace-bachelorsed research placement in year two will allow you to explore the various theories discussed in year one and understand how they actually work outside the textbook. For example, you can find out how people perceive accents in the media, as well as their own by setting up your own focus group, or investigate why girls tend to outperform boys in literacy. You undertake your placement in a workplace of interest to you, for example, within a school or a multilingual classroom.
Previous students have used their placement to gain experience working in local schools or colleges. Others have travelled the globe participating in local projects (such as building a new school for children in Ghana) or examining unusual teaching practices (such as the use of music in New Zealand schools to engage autistic children).
You will be supervised by an academic who researches your chosen topic, such as Special Needs children in primary school, accent and identity in society, classroom learning, media bias in newspapers and marketing techniques using social media.
It is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to research and it gives you a head-start on the key skills of: writing for a variety of audiences; critical thinking; project management; and planning, designing and conducting research.

I flew to Africa and observed teaching methods in a Gambian school for five weeks, whilst teaching 5-18 year olds. This once in a lifetime trip allowed me to not only develop as an individual, but also distinguished me from other potential PGCE candidates. This experience threw me in at the deep end of teaching, especially a week into my placement, when I impromptu taught 45 x 6-13 year old, second language speakers.
 (Laura Lovett, Graduate)
You will find the bachelor (Hons) English Language for Education environment a friendly place to study; there is plenty of informal contact between students and lecturers. Our students come from a wide variety of bachelorckgrounds; there are school-leavers and mature students, from the UK and from overseas.
A range of teaching and learning methods provides variety and gives you plenty of scope to develop flexibility in your learning. Methods include: lectures; seminars; group tutorials; individual tutorials; self-study materials; computer mediated interaction; group collaboration and teamwork; role plays and simulations; group and individual presentations and research projects.
There are core course units in year one and the first semester of year two, but you are free to select all your other taught course units from a wide range of options. This includes course units from other courses within the Manchester Institute of Education or beyond. This allows you to tailor the degree to your personal or professional interests and your future career aspirations.
In semester two of year two and throughout year three, you are free to select all your taught course units. You will complete a research report and dissertation which may be on any topic which falls within the scope of the degree. They are a great chance for you to carry out an in-depth study in a subject area you find particularly interesting or rewarding.
Types of assessments are varied to ensure you are exposed to more than just one means of assessment. Exams, essays, oral presentations and group projects are used, with exams and essays being the most common.
Written assignments will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge bachelorse but also critical thinking skills. In both the second and third years you will have the opportunity to work with an individual supervisor in undertaking and writing up research on a topic of your choosing.
Course units for year 1
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalDeveloping Academic Writing and Digital Study Skills
EDUC10631
10
Mandatory
Understanding Research
EDUC10642
10
Mandatory
Reading and Writing Processes
EDUC10702
10
Mandatory
Exploring Language 1 - Pronunciation
EDUC10931
10
Mandatory
Key Issues in Education
EDUC11100
20
Mandatory
Language Skills: Listening and Speaking
EDUC11882
10
Mandatory
Language Acquisition
EDUC11971
20
Mandatory
Exploring Language 2 : Grammar
EDUC11982
10
Mandatory
Youth Work and Community Development and Informal Learning
EDUC21752
20
Optional
Teaching & Learning Literacy
EDUC22011
20
Optional
Course units for year 2
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalPreparing for your Research Placement
EDUC20730
10
Mandatory
Research Placement
EDUC20750
20
Mandatory
Career Management
EDUC20961
10
Mandatory
Language, Education and Society
EDUC21010
20
Mandatory
Psychology of Learning
EDUC21740
20
Mandatory
Youth Work and Community Development and Informal Learning
EDUC21752
20
Optional
Teaching & Learning Literacy
EDUC22011
20
Optional
Special Educational Needs
EDUC33002
20
Optional
Decoding English Language
EDUC33011
20
Optional
Globachelorl Literacy
EDUC33021
20
Optional
The Ecology of Language Use
EDUC33032
20
Optional
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Course units for year 3
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optionalDissertation
EDUC30912
40
Mandatory
Youth Work and Community Development and Informal Learning
EDUC21752
20
Optional
Teaching & Learning Literacy
EDUC22011
20
Optional
Special Educational Needs
EDUC33002
20
Optional
Decoding English Language
EDUC33011
20
Optional
Globachelorl Literacy
EDUC33021
20
Optional
The Ecology of Language Use
EDUC33032
20
Optional


32 - 35 points overall.
Grades AABBC - BBBBB
Grades AABBB - BBBBB
Grades AAB - BBB
Pass in core, in conjunction with two A-levels, both at minimum Grade B.
Overall grade 70-83%
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see Accepted entry qualifications from your country
BTEC Extended Diploma DDD-DMM.
Overall 60 credits are required with 45 at Level 3.  15 credits at Distinction plus a minimum of 24 credits at Merit.  We also consider other factors such as additional educational achievements, life experience and skills on an individual bachelorsis.
The University welcomes applicants with the AP qualification. Such applications will be considered on an individual bachelorsis.
Both the Cambridge Pre-U Diploma, and Principal Subjects in combination with A levels, are accepted by the School of Education. For admissions purposes grade D3 will be considered comparable to grade A at A level and grade M1 comparable to grade B at A level.
The University welcomes applicants who are studying the Level 3 diplomas. Such applications will be considered on an individual bachelorsis.
If you have followed a non-standard educational route and have been, for example, educated at home, your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the academic entry requirements as specified for the course. We will also require a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines
Students whose first language or language of instruction is not English may be asked to provide evidence of fluency in English by achieving scores in English language tests as follows: IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.5 in writing, no sub-section below 6.0, TOEFL iBT overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 22 in writing and 20 in the other subsections, Pearson PTE overall score of 62 with a minimum score of 62 in writing and 55 in the other subsections or Cambridge CAE grade C or Cambridge CPE grade C.
Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.
Application and selection
Apply through UCAS
.
Applicants submitting mitigating circumstances

Mitigating circumstances may be personal or family illness, other family circumstances, change of teachers during a course, problems with school facilities or an unusual curriculum followed by your school or college. We recommend that information on mitigating circumstances that have affected or are likely to affect your academic performance will be included in the referee's report. We cannot usually take into account information that is supplied after an adverse decision has been made on an application by the admitting School. If you encounter mitigating circumstances after you have submitted your application, please inform the admissions staff in the School to which you applied as soon as possible. Where mitigating circumstances have already been taken into account, for example by the relevant Exam Board, we will not be able to make further allowances.
All applications should be submitted via UCAS and are considered on a case by case bachelorsis.
Interviews are not conducted as part of the recruitment process for this course.
Return-to-learn students are those who have had a substantial period away from any formal learning. Often such learners have pursued careers or raised a family. The University understands that students come from many different bachelorckgrounds, with varying qualifications, careers and skills, but they often bring to their studies a high degree of motivation and experience.
The University recognises that standard selection measures and procedures may not enable these learners to demonstrate fully their suitability for their chosen course. Where appropriate, admissions officers will seek and consider alternative evidence in order to give such learners equivalent consideration. Where they deem this alternative evidence meets entry criteria fully the learner will not be required to meet the standard academic entry requirements.
If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.  In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.  We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.
Direct entry into either year 2 or 3 is not possible on the bachelor (Hons) English Language for Education course.  We are able to consider transfer applications for Year 1 entry.
Course details

The Colin Lees English Language for Education Award A number of £1,000 cash bursary on registration, in recognition of outstanding performance at A-Level, International bachelorccalaureate and GCSEs, or equivalent qualifications.
Award named after lecturer at The University of Manchester in recognition of work to provide students from all bachelorckgrounds with the skills, qualifications and confidence needed to enter the teaching profession.
No application for the bursary required - all entrants are automatically assessed on the bachelorsis of their academic performance and UCAS application.
Details on what a few of our students have got up to since graduating can be found on the `files to download' page.
Student opinions about the course:
'The format of the programme was very beneficial for me and my career choices as I was able to tailor the course to my own interests and aspirations. Another plus point was the small number of students on the course.' (Joanne Herapath, 2005 graduate)
`The course is so flexible, and teaches so many transferable skills, I'm sure I could go and do any career I choose.' (Bob bachelorrdsley, 2006 graduate)
'The course served me really well. The solid grounding it provided in English language and research helped me get into journalism.' (Clare Simpson, 2008 graduate)
'Having a degree in this programme gives many employment opportunities in different sectors. Aside from this you receive top quality support from top quality tutors.' (Amy Hallewell, 2009 graduate)
'A varied, interesting and thought-provoking course.' (Kirsty-Ann bachelorker, 2010 graduate)
'It's good because the course staff are readily approachable and willing to help.' (William Hanson, 2011 graduate)
'The degree course is exciting and stimulating. The teaching staff create an interactive academic environment that is challenging and rigorous but at the same time feels safe and supportive.' (Dongshuo Wang, 2012 graduate)

Here are three successful websites owned and run by recent graduates:

http://williamhanson.co.uk/


http://secretsoundshop.com/


http://phronesisseo.blogspot.co.uk/
The course is taught by the Manchester Institute of Education which has its own Undergraduate Hub where you will find all of your teaching staff and support staff in one place, and is also a place to sit and relax. Manchester Institute of Education is located in the University's Ellen Wilkinson building (77 on the  campus map
) where there is also a common room, cafe, computer clusters, teaching rooms, and a meeting room for students to book for group work. It is centrally located on the University's Oxford Road campus, close to the Main Library, Alan Gilbert Learning Commons and the Students Union.
The University's library is one of the best-resourced academic libraries in the UK.  Studying with us will open up a wealth of learning resources to you, including over four million printed books, more than 500,000 ebooks and access to over 40,000 electronic journals and hundreds of online databachelorses. The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons offers you a stimulating 24/7 environment for study. It is the UK's first digital library and home to the most up-to-date IT facilities, a range of versatile learning spaces and a relaxing cafe area for breaks or meeting friends.
The University of Manchester is home to several cultural and tourist destinations, including The Manchester Museum, the John Rylands Library and the Whitworth art gallery, which has recently reopened following a £19 million refurbishment.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk
Careers
The skills you'll develop, such as written and oral communication, team-working, project management and intercultural awareness, are vital for a variety of careers. You may seek a career in school teaching, or in a related vocation such as TESOL (Teaching of English as a Second or Other Language), speech therapy, special educational needs and adult literacy. Progression to postgraduate teacher training is common and The University of Manchester's Primary and Secondary PGCEs have been rated as outstanding by Ofsted.
Aside from graduates entering education fields, former students have entered careers in both the public and private sector: management; personnel; the media; publishing; the charity sector; journalism; interpreting; counselling; social or development work. Recent graduates have accepted posts within companies such as British Telecom, L'Oriel, the NSPCC, the BBC and Boots PLC.

You will study a Career Management unit in year two which includes guest lectures from people in a variety of occupations. Plus we hold regular `Looking Forward' days in which recent graduates return to tell current students where they are currently working and how they achieved their position. Over 90% of graduates from this course were in employment or further studies within six months of completing the course ( HESA Destination of Leavers from HE Survey, 2014).