PGCE Secondary: Modern Foreign Languages specialism

You will be trained to teach pupils aged 11-16 with enhancements to teach pupils studying for A levels.

The programme is designed for those intending to teach French, German or Spanish as their subject specialism; all students must be able to offer French as at least their second language. The aim is to give you an understanding of the way modern foreign languages are taught in schools, including the use of the target language as the principal means of classroom communication. 

You will be encouraged to try out a wide range of approaches to teaching, as well as strategies for organising the classroom for effective learning. University sessions include a large amount of practically based activities to help you develop your skills. You will have the opportunity to acquire an understanding of the demands of the National Curriculum orders for modern foreign languages. The work in schools will be closely linked with the university-based sessions so that you will have the opportunity to use a range of up-to-date language resources, including ICT, to set up active and engaging learning activities. 

Entry requirements
Applicants should have a degree with French, German or Spanish as a major component. The ability to offer a second language is essential. We also welcome applications from native speakers of these languages who have a degree in another subject. At interview, candidates will be required to demonstrate their spoken and written skills in the languages they are offering. 

Further information
If you have specific questions about the course or your suitability for it, please complete our enquiry form or call +44 (0)20 8392 3232. You can also email the subject leaders, Sonia Cordones or Nicholas Power.