You’ll gain the confidence and skills to analyse the way language is used in society, looking at social interaction, digital media, political and commercial discourses, literature and the creative arts.
You’ll explore the history of the English language and how language varies in today’s society, as well as covering practical topics such as how children acquire language and methods for teaching English to speakers of other languages. We’ll give you an insight into more specialised areas of linguistic expertise, teaching you how to apply a range of research and analytical methods to language in use.
You’ll have the chance to broaden your perspective on language with optional modules in Spanish: Language and Culture, Shakespearean Drama or Constructions of Gender. We’ll also give you the chance to take part in creative writing workshops, in which you’ll produce your own creative writing and learn how to give and receive criticism.
Professional experience is crucial, so you’ll complete two professional work placements during your degree. We’ll also encourage you to think about how you can use your skills, knowledge and interests in English language and linguistics in your future career.
Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA Creative Writing, MA Marketing and MA Journalism, which we provide here at Leeds Trinity. You will also be eligible to apply to one of the postgraduate teacher training qualifications (Primary or Secondary English) which we offer at Leeds Trinity. You will be well prepared to go on to a postgraduate qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or another language-related area such as Speech Therapy.