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“[I’m] currently working for an advertising agency and my projects range from catchy headlines for big billboards to adverts and entire website content or social media copy. It’s incredibly varied with constantly exciting challenges” – Candi Williams "Studying linguistics gave me more than the ability to describe and analyse language - I learned to understand the core principles of communication. My plan now is to go into teaching Modern Foreign Languages with the Cabot Learning Federation" - Luke Rudge English Language and Linguistics at UWE Bristol – open day "Learning phonetics, phonology, syntax, etc, in an applied way, consolidated my learning - all knowledge needed for my future course in Speech and Language Therapy. . . I wouldn't have been able to get on a place without the 'Creative Writing and Self' module; my most successful interview involved a lot of talk about reflexive practice" - Claire Swaffield “I am an ESOL tutor at City of Bristol College… I definitely feel that I am closer to my dream job. I enjoy teaching adults and being at the college has given structure and definition to my role" Munira Hashmi "I am the Business and Development Manager for an International Cookery School. . I write monthly newsletters, promotional copy for magazine articles and various media information. There also colleagues and customers of many different nationalities that I work and communicate with every day - the exposure to so many different languages throughout the degree helped with this. I am now earning a good wage in a lovely international company, and I get to eat cake every day too!" - Vanessa Hazelton "My background in English Language has helped with my sales and marketing skills, particularly when pitching complicated research" Amy Musk

Programmes of study BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics BA (Hons) English and English

Programmes of study BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics BA (Hons) English and English Language

Our attributes • • • Personal support Employability and skills development Backed by world-class

Our attributes • • • Personal support Employability and skills development Backed by world-class research A great study environment Our English Language and Linguistics students were 96% satisfied in the recent National Student Survey!

Level 1 What will we teach you? Linguistics English Language English: Past, Present and

Level 1 What will we teach you? Linguistics English Language English: Past, Present and Future Applying Linguistics: Forensic Analysis Sociolinguistics Meaning: Style and Fieldwork and Discourse English Literature, Creativity and Critique Literature and Ideas

E. g. Applying linguistics: forensic analysis TB 1 Phonetics and vocabulary • Sound systems

E. g. Applying linguistics: forensic analysis TB 1 Phonetics and vocabulary • Sound systems (phonetics) • Introduction to forensic linguistics • Corpus linguistics TB 2 Semantics and forensic linguistics • Lexical semantics • Forensic linguistics: different applications

Level 2 Linguistics English Language and the Mind Language, Skills and Enterprise Forms of

Level 2 Linguistics English Language and the Mind Language, Skills and Enterprise Forms of Reading/Reading Forms Language Acquisition Analysing Culture: Language and the Visual One option from: • • • Shakespeare’s World of Words Exploring the Eighteenth Century Romanticism Unbound Victorian Frictions British Writing, 1900 -1950 Imagining America

Options at level 3 (current provision) For Eng. Lang + Linguistics students, four of

Options at level 3 (current provision) For Eng. Lang + Linguistics students, four of the following: • Project (undergraduate dissertation, including optional placement) • TESOL • Creative Writing and the Self • The Cultural History of English • Critical Discourse Analysis • Language Contact and Bilingualism • Gender, (Im)politeness and Power in Language For English + Eng. Lang students, two of above plus two English modules

Careers and employability An important aspect of our provision • Applying technical skills (e.

Careers and employability An important aspect of our provision • Applying technical skills (e. g. phonetics in forensic linguistics) • Awareness of (transferable) skills • Being able to present yourself and your skills • Being aware of career paths, ways to gain access to careers and to stand out from the crowd

? Which careers do graduates from English Language (and Linguistics) go into? Which careers

? Which careers do graduates from English Language (and Linguistics) go into? Which careers do you want to go into?

Sample Career Paths v. Marketing and advertising v. Publishing and the media v. Public

Sample Career Paths v. Marketing and advertising v. Publishing and the media v. Public relations v. PGCE Primary and Secondary v. Teaching ESOL v. Teaching assistant / tutor v. MA Journalism / English Language v. Copywriting and proofreading v. Speech and language therapy v. Ph. D (academia? ) v. Trademark officer v Communications officers for large corporations v IT (e. g. machine translation and artificial intelligence) v Entertainment (e. g. acting) v Politics (e. g. speech writing) v Counselling & psychotherapy v Military intelligence, forensics and logistics v Forensic linguist v Political speech writer

Who are the lecturers? • • Dr Kate Beeching Prof Jonathan Charteris-Black Prof Richard

Who are the lecturers? • • Dr Kate Beeching Prof Jonathan Charteris-Black Prof Richard Coates Rebecca Fong Dr James Murphy Dr Anna Piasecki Dr Catherine Rosenberg Dr Jeanette Sakel • PAL leaders

How does teaching take place? • • • Lectures Seminars Workshops (sometimes part of

How does teaching take place? • • • Lectures Seminars Workshops (sometimes part of lectures) PAL sessions Individual study 3 hours of scheduled learning per module per week + PAL sessions = 13 hours per week, plus individual support

Lectures • The whole cohort is present • Big room • The lecturer presents

Lectures • The whole cohort is present • Big room • The lecturer presents the subject matter, often using Power. Point slides • Room for some (restricted) interaction

Seminars • Small groups • Usually in interactive rooms • What do we do?

Seminars • Small groups • Usually in interactive rooms • What do we do? • • Exercises, sometimes in group-work Question and answer sessions and explanations Exam and coursework preparation Very interactive

Workshops A very flexible space: • • • Group discussions Question and answer sessions

Workshops A very flexible space: • • • Group discussions Question and answer sessions Online sessions Fieldwork sessions Library sessions

PAL sessions • Peer assisted learning • Small, highly interactive sessions with your PAL

PAL sessions • Peer assisted learning • Small, highly interactive sessions with your PAL leaders • Often scheduled in flexible spaces

Individual study Ø Homework • Going through the lecture-slides after each lecture • Preparing

Individual study Ø Homework • Going through the lecture-slides after each lecture • Preparing essential reading (often ebooks or online materials) • Doing set exercises Ø Additional work – reading, exercises, etc. Ø Becoming part of a study group / reading group

Help and support • • Online learning environment Personal tutors UWE services (disability, wellbeing,

Help and support • • Online learning environment Personal tutors UWE services (disability, wellbeing, etc. ) Student advisers Student reps PAL leaders Careers The Students’ Union (SU)

Teaching based on research and practice ØResearch: Bristol Centre for Linguistics at UWE •

Teaching based on research and practice ØResearch: Bristol Centre for Linguistics at UWE • Good teaching anywhere is backed by strong research • BCL research unit specializing in Linguistics, leading unit in the south-west • 45% of our research recently rated world-leading or internationally excellent, and 85% rated internationally recognized

Research at BCL v language learning v description of previously poorly-known languages v bilingualism,

Research at BCL v language learning v description of previously poorly-known languages v bilingualism, language contact and language change v regional language and languages of the Bristol area v critical analysis of public language use v interpretation of place-names and surnames

Our students!

Our students!

UWE Linguistics Society • A society for anybody interested in language • We hold

UWE Linguistics Society • A society for anybody interested in language • We hold a number of events, trips and lectures throughout the year • Won ‘Best Event’ at UWESU Society Awards Evening • www. facebook. com/uwelingsoc

For example … Ø A number of Linguistics lectures including: • Richard Coates’ research

For example … Ø A number of Linguistics lectures including: • Richard Coates’ research on history of English surnames. • Kate Beeching: Puns and Polysemy (and many more!) Ø Trips to: • Language Show Live • Dr Johnson’s House Ø Language Games & Spelling Bee Ø Socials

Our blog and community

Our blog and community

So: Why UWE Bristol? High quality teaching Personal support Employability and skills development Backed

So: Why UWE Bristol? High quality teaching Personal support Employability and skills development Backed by world-class research Great study environment

Any questions?

Any questions?