English Language Teaching
Non-continuous Bachelor’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree
The main goal of Bachelor’s degree of English Language Teaching is to educate English language teachers so that the students can get prepared for teaching by acquiring theoretical and practical skills. This major conducts research on language learning issues, studies language learning problems and impediments and provides solutions. Teaching is a major made of several sub-majors and it uses their concepts and basics. Concepts of fields such as sociology and psychology with a focus of language learning are put forth in this major. Moreover, concepts such as bilingualism, discourse analysis, teaching how to learn a second language, language policies and plans are also studied. It can be said that among all language fields, teaching major is more suitable to pursue. Students are admitted to this discipline up to Ph.D. level.
In addition to a high knowledge of general language, graduates of this discipline should also be knowledgeable of and dominant over teaching and learning issues. Therefore, the individuals who enter this major should not only be interested in English and enjoy reading English, but also should be interested in some of the psychological and teaching issues.
The market expansion, job opportunities, and gaining income in different countries, thriving market of foreign works translation, extent of foreign traffic in industry and commerce sectors, presence of English-speaking individuals in factories, departments and ministries, extensive use of internet and foreign resources in private companies and communication of these companies with the world are among the major reasons for choosing this field of study. Cooperation with international magazines and newspapers released inside the country, cooperation with IRIB in dubbing English films, cooperation with tour and travel agencies as tour leaders, cooperation with international department of companies and translation-related tasks are among other occupations of this major.
The goal of Bachelor’s degree of “English Language Teaching” is to educate teachers who acquire the capability and mastery of English teaching during the four-year period by enjoying theoretical knowledge and practical skills and who can teach English in a desirable manner and make individuals interested in learning this language by a positive attitude towards their job. Bachelor’s degree program of “English Language Teaching” includes 8 consecutive semesters and/or 4 academic years on credit-based system.
Non-continuous Bachelor’s degree program of “English Language Teaching” following the Associate program has been planned for realization of two main goals, namely educating the required professional teaching manpower to play an effective role in English language teaching at pre-university levels and training skilled manpower to assist with acquisition of updated global information in English in various scientific, social and artistic fields. Duration of nonconsecutive Bachelor’s degree of “English Language Teaching” is two years that will be put into effect in four academic semesters based on a course credit system.