English Language /TESOL/ Applied Linguistics

Why Study English Language and TESOL

Our Language Studies programmes offer a range of topics including Dialect Study, Psycholinguistics, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Discourse Analysis, and Language in the Media. Through the study of linguistics and language use you will learn about, for example, the sounds children make, the way people speak to the elderly, the structure and history of the English language, media spin, and everyday conversation. Swansea University  is internationally known for excellence in vocabulary research. 

We offer the Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) in year 2 of the BA TESOL programmes, a professional qualification for teachers of English as a foreign language. Places are limited, subject to academic progression and students will have to undertake an interview process similar to PGCE interview. 

Research

Members of staff in Applied Linguistics and English Language are involved in a number of Research Groups including:

English Language and Literature Research Expertise

Our Graduates

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Graduates work in advertising, media, marketing, recruitment, business, teaching and the public sector. Find out more .....

CELTA award for students