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Online English Language  Degrees and Courses

Looking for online accredited career colleges and universities offering English Language degrees. Each program from a Online Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field. 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.

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Online English Language Degrees

English language degree appropriate for multiple careers

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.

English majors read works of English language authors. You can expect to critique and analyze works according to the historical and cultural events influencing the authors. Select from numerous concentrations, including linguistics, which is the study of the origin and development of the language; and writing and rhetoric, which enhances and builds your writing skills using rhetorical principles, such as constructing arguments and presenting various and conflicting points of view.

You can also study and become certified in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or TESOL. Undergraduate majors can expect to study courses, such as:

  • American and British literature
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • Composition and rhetoric
  • Core college courses, including math, science, humanities and a foreign language

Core courses are typically required of all undergraduates.

Your English language degree: Opening doors to career possibilities

Using skills acquired with an English degree can improve communication and analytical skills useful in some of the following fields:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Media
  • Public relations

With a bachelor's degree in English, you can typically find employment as an elementary and secondary school teachers, though you'll need to meet state requirements for teacher licensing. For May 2010, elementary through secondary school teachers earned a salary mean between $54,360 and $56,050. Other popular career fields for English grads are publishing, copywriting, technical writing and freelance writing. According to the BLS, authors and writers brought home a mean wage of $65,960 as of May 2010, while editors brought home slightly less.

Authgor: Karen Lawson

After working for more than 20 years in mortgage lending and related fields, Karen Lawson completed her BA and MA degrees in English at the University of Nevada. She enjoys writing about higher education and career topics.

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