About the course
In Hull we address English language through an intercultural approach, which is crucial in today’s globalised world. Our students know what it means to be able to mediate across cultures and gain a clear understanding of the key cultural and historical developments of the language. English is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world and is used by more than a billion people. It’s the main language in areas such as science, communications, technology, business, entertainment and diplomacy. The programme at Hull will allow you to study key language issues from various perspectives and examine different cultural contexts, to trace the rise of English to the level of a global common language, and to gain insights into different types of discourse as well as examine approaches to professional communication.
After the first year, you can tailor the course to reflect your own interests and career aspirations. You can also study for a recognised teaching qualification in Trinity CertTESOL (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) while studying for your degree. Hull offers excellent language learning facilities, with a dedicated space for languages students. Our team of Language Learning Advisors offer extra one-to-one support to help you with your studies. If you don't have the qualifications to enter the programme directly, we offer a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.