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Education with Spanish

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Key Facts

Code X3R4
  • Typical A-level offer

    BBC with B in Spanish unless to be studied as a beginner

  • Course Length

    4 Years

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Education with Spanish is the perfect combination if you are interested in a degree where your language competencies and cultural awareness will improve during your time at Aberystwyth University and your awareness of the developments with the education sector will improve. During your degree you will be able to take part in an exciting exchange opportunity in Spain through the Erasmus + programme where you will the opportunity to either teach English through the British Council programme or study in a University of which we are partnered with in Spain. On successful completion of this degree, students are eligible to apply for PGCE training at Primary level.

[NSS/DLHE Awards]

Empowering Critical Minds- top 5 in the UK for teaching quality. ( The Good University Guide 2018, The Times & Sunday Times).

School of Education: 98% student satisfaction. (NSS 2017)

100% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 3% more than Education graduates nationally. (HESA 2017)

Department of Modern Languages: 93% student satisfaction (NSS 2017)

85% of our graduates entered work at professional level, 38% more than Language graduates nationally (HESA 2017)

Overview

Why study Education with Spanish at Aberystwyth University?

  • A culturally enriching degree, experience the flavour of Spanish life through literature, film and art
  • Improve your legislative knowledge
  • Discover the latest techniques and trends through the debate of current educational issues
  • See your language competencies improve in written, spoken and listening form and become a fluent communicator
  • Opportunity to take part in a year of studying or working in Spain 
Our Staff

Undergraduate lecturers in the School of Education are either qualified to PhD standard or are experienced practitioners in their field. All teaching staff currently possess, or are working towards, a recognised teaching qualification.

All of the lecturers in the Dept of Modern Languages are qualified to PhD level and are research active. We also employ language tutors, some of whom have a PhD, and all of whom are experienced teachers. We occasionally employ native-speakers from our partner universities abroad (lectors) who come to us highly recommended on the basis of their academic achievement at the home university, and many of whom have trained as teachers. The fourth group is part-time staff who are employed on the basis of their expertise in a particular specialist area.  

Modules

Employability

What career options are there for me after graduation?

Employability is embedded across our teaching.

Possible careers include:

  • Teaching and Education (including SEN)
  • Social Care
  • Nursing
  • Speech therapy
  • Social work
  • Translation
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Human Resources
  • Tourism Sector

Further information:

Transferable Skills

Studying for a degree in Education with Spanish will equip you with a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include:

• The ability to express ideas and communicate information bilingually in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form
• Effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills
• The ability to work independently
•Time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
• The ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form
• Self-motivation and self-reliance
• Team-working, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement
• Research skills

What work experience opportunities exist whilst studying? 

Click here to find out about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer. 

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department. 

Personal Development Plan

You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.

The School of Education place a great emphasis on employbaility. As a department they provide the following:

Academic Employability Coordinator 

From Year One developing your employability is our priority and to ensure we offer the right services we have a dedicated academic employability coordinator who liaises with our link careers adviser to tailor a package of careers education, employer exposure and individual departmental based support. This person liaises with the careers service and external organisations to make links and connections, which are fed through to students on a regular basis. These include opportunities for voluntary work and paid employment both during and after your studies. Departmentally you will have the opportunity to get involved in our annual student employability conference.

Student Mentoring Scheme

Our student mentoring scheme provides opportunities to both receive peer support but to also develop mentoring and coaching skills while supporting fellow students. This scheme is recognised by the University for its high skills value, and those who engage as mentors receive recognition on their graduate transcript. 

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year programme.

In the first year you may explore:

  • Policies and current issues in Education
  • Child development
  • Learning in young children
  • Core Spanish Language: Written, Oral, Aural, Translation classes
  • European Film
  • European Language, Identity and Culture

In the second year you may discover:

  • The psychology of learning and thinking
  • Continue to work on your core linguistic competencies in: Written, Oral, Aural, Translation classes
  • Specialist modules in Business, Literature
  • Independent research project

In the third year you will take part in your year abroad, where you will have the option to study in one of our partner Universities in Spain or teach as an English language assistant in Spain or any other Spanish speaking country

In your final year you may:

  • Critically reflect upon and evaluate the assessment of learning and skills
  • Master your linguistic competencies in: Oral, Aural, Writing, Translation
  • Actualidades
  • Spanish language of business

How will I be taught?

Our degree is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, interactive tutorials and workshops. All lectures are recorded so that you can listen to it again in the comfort of your room.

Your Spanish programme will be delivered in a series of language workshops, allowing you to focus and improve your language competencies in the key areas of the Spanish language. Group sizes per workshop are small, allowing you to benefit and learn the most from the experts.

Most modules are assessed through exams and essays, but projects, bibliographic exercises, reflective diaries, posters, and presentations may also be utilised. 

Student Views

I simply love my course because the topics we discuss are interesting and relevant to the world of childhood. The lecturers are very passionate about the subject which is also reflected in the varied ways in which we are assessed - we even had the opportunity to design our own game! Much more hands-on and realistic when working with children than a dry exam! Overall, my confidence in a variety of topics and my abilities have been strengthened, which is always a good thing in any career. I would definitely recommend Aberystwyth University and the course to anyone who is interested in working with children, and I can assure you that you are given great support by staff in any kind of academic situation! Caroline Korell

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Typical Entry Requirements

A Levels BBC with B in Spanish unless to be studied as a beginner

GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM with specified subject

International Students

International Baccalaureate:
28 points overall with 5 points in Spanish at Higher Level unless to be studied as a beginner

European Baccalaureate:
65% overall with 70% in Spanish unless to be studied as a beginner

Applicants are considered on their individual merits and offers can vary. For further information, please contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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