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Linguistic/TESOL courses in the UK

Introduction to Linguistics/TESOL

There are Linguistics/TESOL programmes at public and private universities and colleges throughout the UK. Our highly experienced and multi-lingual consultants have regular training and updates from UK universities and colleges and can advise you in a wide spectrum of languages such as Arabic, Japanese, Hindi, Spanish, Russian and Mandarin/Cantonese. As speakers of other languages ourselves who work within education, we are more familiar than most with the many aspects and permutations of international students learning English, and so Linguistics/TESOL is a program very close to the SI-UK ethos and about which we know much.

There are many reasons to study Linguistics in the UK. Steeping yourself in English culture and heritage will improve your grasp of the language in a way that extra classes may not and studying here will guarantee that daily life becomes in effect as formative and salutary an influence as studying on the course itself. Almost every waking experience from your journey to class to paying your electricity bill will involve practising English to the point where it comes naturally.

Studying in other Anglophone countries would confer similar advantages so long as you understand that the English spoken there is derivative of the genuine article and likely to reinforce those grammatical and idiomatic errors acquired through popular culture that inhibit true proficiency. If you would teach English to others you must first learn how it is spoken by native speakers, and where better to do so than the land of Chaucer and Shakespeare?

Careers in Linguistics/TESOL

A TESOL qualification can lead to employment anywhere in the world where there is a demand for English, while studying Linguistics or Translation will open doors into any career involving cross-cultural communication. Linguistics teaches you how to analyse communicative acts at the most fundamental level and appreciate the differences between cultural norms of communication. Linguistics will help you develop a rigorous scientific method that can be applied to any field of work.

Translation and interpreting are specialised fields of Linguistics that can lead to a rewarding career in business, administration or the arts. Professional linguists are also employed as researchers, education consultants, speech pathologists and speech therapists. Foreign language teaching, particularly TESOL, is a huge global industry that offers employment opportunities with fantastic travel experiences. In any profession an employer will value a TESOL or Linguistics graduate’s analytical skills and cross-cultural expertise.

Where can I study Linguistics/TESOL in the UK?

To learn more about some of the best Linguistics/TESOL universities in the UK, please see below:

Do you need assistance in applying to Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics or University College London? Check out our Oxbridge Service, which can fully prepare you in your application to some of the best universities in the world.

How SI-UK can help with your application

If you are interested in learning more, arrange a free consultation with our highly skilled and experienced counsellors today. Our full range of services offers something for everybody, while the Premium Service will guarantee you an offer from a UK university.

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