BA English Language and Applied Linguistics

University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
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Intakes
September February
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

Preliminary year (year one of four) entry

  • Applicants must be at least 17 years of age at the start of the course.
  • Students from 12-year education systems are normally required to have graduated from High School. Applicants for all degree programmes should have achieved at least four grades B's at GCSE, or an equivalent level qualification.
  • Minimum English language requirement
    • IELTS 5.5 with the writing band no less than 5.0
    • TOEFL (IBT) 71 (minimum 17 in any element)
    • PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51)

Qualifying year (year two of four) entry

  • Students from twelve or thirteen year education systems, or who have studied a recognised foundation course, are not usually required to complete a preliminary year. Instead they may study a three year degree. Year two entry applicants should have achieved a minimum of:
    • GCE A Level: BBB-AAB
    • IB Diploma: 30-34 points
    • HKDSE 544
    • Indian Standard XII 75-85%
    • A recognised foundation programme
    • 1-2 years of study at a recognised institution
    • An international equivalent
  • Minimum English language requirement
    • IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0
    • TOEFL (IBT) 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)
    • PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55)

Curriculum

Year One

  • The preliminary year comprises a special programme of English for Academic Purposes designed by staff fromthe Centre for English Language Education (CELE) at the University of Nottingham. This is carefully integrated with the content programmes offered by the School so as to prepare students fully for years 2-4 of the degree.

Year Two

  • Students are introduced to standard theories of language and explore various contexts of language in use. They are also introduced to modern literature and develop advanced language skill
    • Language and Context
    • Introduction to Drama
    • Introduction to Linguistics
    • Academic Community
    • The Influence of English

Year Three

  • Students develop a thorough understanding of technical aspects of language description (grammar, phonetics and phonemics) and investigate research methods for applied linguistics.

Year FouR

  • Students specialise in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and pragmatics and they have the choice of writing a dissertation or of putting together a teaching portfolio.

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