The English Language and French opens doors to a variety of rewarding careers around the world. In the English Language component, we look at ways of analysing language knowledge, language use across contexts and time and students can also relate this to teaching English to speakers of other languages. The French component includes intensive training in French, in-depth analysis of modern and contemporary French society, history and literature.
Opportunities offered to students include the chance to obtain an internationally recognised, professional teaching qualification (Cambridge CELTA) during year 2, subject to interview.
Students will also spend a year in France.
Together with the Department of English Literature, English Language is ranked 7th in the UK within the recent Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF 2014), gaining a score of 100% for the social impact of its research activities.