If you have a passion for modern languages and want to become a teacher of French, German or Spanish our course in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) will prepare you to plan and deliver motivating lessons to pupils 11-16 and will provide opportunities to begin to develop your teaching of sixth-form pupils.
As a trainee teacher, you will be introduced to the theory and practice of modern language teaching that will enable you to examine a variety of approaches that underpin effective teaching, learning and assessment. Our aim is to develop competent, reflective and professionally aware teachers, who can respond positively to the individual learning needs of young people in school.
Alongside the development of your own subject knowledge, you will develop an awareness of how children learn a language and how, as a teacher, you can help pupils to develop their language skills.
The course will enable you to select, produce and use a wide range of language teaching resources in a variety of media including ICT.
It will prepare you to deliver the National Curriculum Programme of Study and to teach effectively and creatively.
Typical modules may include:
Study of the principles of effective teaching and learning in MFL
Observation of teaching, before undertaking ‘sheltered’ teaching activities, for example teaching parts of lessons or groups of pupils within a class
Progression to teaching single or short sequences of lessons
Study of the impact of a range of assessment strategies on pupils’ learning and progression
Development of teaching skills as you move to sustained sequences of lessons
Classroom-based enquiry into a specific aspect of teaching and learning MFL