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California English Language Degrees

English Language Degrees: California Career Colleges

Career College: California English Language Programs

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in California offering English Language degrees. What can you do with an English major? There's more than one way to turn your interest in the language into a fulfilling career.

Attending a California college should be an easy decision. After all, the Golden State has something for everyone. The educational quality is some of the highest in the nation, if not the world, and the after-college activities are endless. Within a four-hour drive in any direction you can be hiking some of the highest peaks in North America, driving through the furnace-like heat of Death Valley, losing your heart in immortally beautiful San Franciso, wandering dreamily through ferny forests crowned with 300-foot redwoods, rubbing shoulders with celebrities in L.A., or diving into the wild and welcoming surf of the great Pacific ocean.

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California Career Colleges: English Language Degrees

Speak and spell: earning a degree in English Language

Is there a picture of you in the dictionary under the word "bookworm"? Do your friends refer to you as the Grammar Police? A degree in English Language can open up a world of career possibilities. This diverse major combines the study of language and literature, making it a great choice for people who love to read and write.

School of thought: classes and coursework

As a student in an English Language associate, bachelor's, master's, or doctorate program, your course work will likely involve a lot of reading and writing. You may take classes in one or more of the following subjects:

  • Linguistics
  • Literary theory and criticism
  • Modern literature
  • Poetry
  • Creative writing
  • American or British literature

A world of career possibilities

An English Language degree can lay the foundation for a rewarding career in any number of fields or industries. Depending upon the career you choose, you may need to earn a specific level of degree. Most teaching jobs, for example, require at least a bachelor's or master's degree.

Satisfy your word nerd wanderlust and teach English in a foreign country, or combine your education with other foreign language skills and become an interpreter. Write for a newspaper or magazine, or teach an adult how to read. Other career options may include:

  • Primary, elementary, or secondary school teacher
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Interpreter or Translator (must have knowledge of at least one other language)
  • Journalist

As you can see, this diverse course of study can be a terrific base for an equally diverse career.

Author:
Sara Faith Alterman

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