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Attendance: Full-time | Part-time
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration: 4 Weeks
Campus Location: Bedford Campus

About the course

This is a course in English language teaching (ELT) leading to a professional qualification (TEFLi status), that offers you an opportunity to develop basic skills in language and teaching and learning. No previous teaching experience is required.

You can choose to study as an intensive summer course over one month or as a part-time evening course over one year.

You will gain hands-on practical training in the major areas of ELT such as teaching techniques, classroom management and materials development and develop your knowledge of various aspects of the English language.

Contact Dr Claudia Saraceni for more information about this course: claudia.saraceni@beds.ac.uk - Tel: 01582 489359.


  • Learn basic skills in English language teaching, enabling you to apply for work as a conversational English teacher
  • Study hands-on in a classroom setting
  • Develop your understanding of the English language
  • Gain skills in self-assessment and critical self-evaluation
  • Explore creativity, initiative and innovation in language teaching
  • Challenge yourself to develop new skills that gives you employment opportunities all over the world
  • Benefit from a course that also teaches you generic and vocational skills such as effective working in teams, meeting time deadlines and communicating clearly

Units

  • Classroom Practice (LNG017-2) Compulsory
  • Techniques And Skills For Elt (English Language Teaching) (LNG018-2) Compulsory

This course assessment is based on both formative and summative assessment with tutor-assessed work but also with some opportunities for students self-assessment. There are two assessment points: 1. A Teaching Practice Portfolio collecting a minimum of six observed and assessed lesson plans (a minimum of six hours) and associated materials with at least two different levels of proficiency. This should also include an overview and self-evaluation of the teaching practice experience; 2. A portfolio of tasks demonstrating understanding of learners needs; grammar and materials development in the teaching context 3. Following normal UoB quality procedures, the above assessment points are appropriately, externally moderated: a sample of written projects, as well as a sample of the teaching practice DVD recordings, are sent and duly considered by our external examiners.

Entry requirements

Candidates should:

  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to study at level 5 through previous study and/or experience, for example, having studied for a professional qualification or part or full completion of an HND or degree;
  • Have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no score lower than 5.5 or equivalent for non-native speakers of English

Additional requirement:

  • An interview with the course co-ordinator may be required.

Students who graduated from our BA English Language with TEFL programme and who successfully completed the unit LNG012-2 Practical Skills for Language Teaching during their degree, may be considered to have the LNG018-2 Techniques and Skills for ELT unit of this course, accredited for prior learning.


The English Language Teaching course leads to TEFLi status - the entry level qualification for the English language teaching profession worldwide

With this qualification you could travel and work overseas, embark on a teaching career by proceeding to further study, or explore education support roles in schools or with EAL (English as an additional language) education for adults or children.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2021/22 is £12,350 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

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Fees and Funding


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2021/22 is £12,350 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

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How to Apply

Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

    How to Apply


    Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.


      Application for this undergraduate course is direct to the University of Bedfordshire.

      Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.


        International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
        You can also apply online

        Find out more about how to apply as an International student