The PGCE: Secondary French with Spanish is a partnership programme and falls within "Secondary Modern Languages". The majority of your time will be spent in schools observing teaching and learning, considering how the theory of education and the practice link together and, of course, working with children in classroom settings.
You will be studying in a diverse community of trainees from a range of different subjects as well as studying alongside fellow Modern Languages trainees.
Many themes such as equal opportunities, bilingualism, meeting the needs for children with special educational needs etc. underpin the taught programme.
The subject studies elements of the programme focus on teaching Modern Foreign Languages as a curriculum subject. These sessions aim to: • provide an introduction to MFL as a curriculum subject • enable you to develop high levels of teaching skills and classroom management, as well as the capacity for reflection and further professional development • offer theoretical perspectives on the principles of syllabus design and evaluation, and the assessment and recording of children’s progress in both classroom and workshop situations • provide knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum and the framework of statutory requirements.
Key Facts Modern languages 83% of UEL trainees in a teaching post (69% London providers).
Successful completion of the PGCE enables you to apply for teaching posts and the vast majority of our students attain such posts. There is a clear teaching career structure in place, with several paths available. Some graduates take the management path through management in subject or pastoral issues on to senior management and/or headship