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Hi all, I am currently doing my A levels in French, English and Philosophy & Ethics. Instead of just doing a French Studies degree I stumbled upon TESOL. I would like to do a TESOL degree at Sheffield Hallam University as it seems a fairly flexible degree which enables me to pick up another language to study (alongside French). I was just wondering if after my TESOL I have a change of heart and decide not to want to teach abroad would I be able to do a secondary PGCE in languages and become a teacher in the UK? Or does TESOL restrict you in being able to do that?
If any of you have done a TESOL degree, what is it like? Did you enjoy it?
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Hi all, I am currently doing my A levels in French, English and Philosophy & Ethics. Instead of just doing a French Studies degree I stumbled upon TESOL. I would like to do a TESOL degree at Sheffield Hallam University as it seems a fairly flexible degree which enables me to pick up another language to study (alongside French). I was just wondering if after my TESOL I have a change of heart and decide not to want to teach abroad would I be able to do a secondary PGCE in languages and become a teacher in the UK? Or does TESOL restrict you in being able to do that?
If any of you have done a TESOL degree, what is it like? Did you enjoy it?
I have not done the degree but from my experience and if you read posts in the 'Education and Teaching' you will find it is quite difficult/ near impossible to do a PGCE in a subject you don't have a degree in; i.e. If you decide that you want to teach modern languages in the future you will a degree in a modern language not TESOL.

What I would say is that I teach English abroad. I have only ever met one teach with a TESOL degree it is not the normal route and never mentioned on job adverts. To keep your options open you might want to do a degree in a modern language, etc then do the CELTA course. Then you are open to both options easily enough.
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