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Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (LANG1001)

This is a TEFL 'taster' module for undergraduate students in their first or second year of study. The module deals with the basic theory of EFL teaching, enabling you to make an informed choice as to whether this could be a suitable career for you.

Key features:

  • A stimulating module taught by inspired TEFL experts
  • Small communicative classes of up to 20 students
  • A friendly and supportive learning environment
  • Strong focus on enhancing your employability

Taking this module does not lead to a recognised qualification in TEFL.

Entry requirements


There are no entry requirements for this module.

If after taking this module you want to explore TEFL further through either:

  • LANG1012: Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Language Awareness)
  • LANG1013: Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Teaching Awareness)

please contact David Busby ( to discuss this in more detail.

Module content

Outline and assessment

This module introduces you to three broad areas of study

  • The global context of the English language and TEFL
  • Awareness of the key features of language
  • Underlying concepts and principles of language teaching methodology

The module offers a broad overview of both theoretical and practical perspectives in TEFL. It sets the foundation for further and deeper exploration of TEFL by introducing you to key concepts and theories informing TEFL as an academic subject of study.

To successfully complete this module, you need to submit a satisfactory reflective journal (40%) and two course work assignments (60%).


Job opportunities and transferrable skills

  • You will develop your awareness of the English language, enabling you to improve your own language skills in preparation for teaching others to improve theirs.
  • You will be able to broaden your horizon by looking through the eyes of a foreign learner of English.
  • You will lay the foundation for embarking on a career in TEFL.

Some examples of TEFL job opportunities:




How to enrol

Module selection

You can enrol for this module on your SOLE page: go to the student portal > SOLE > Module information > Select modules.

If you are unsure whether your course programme allows you to select this module, ask a programme adviser.