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Secondary Modern Languages (PGCE)

Course Description

This course aims to give you a thorough understanding of the methodologies underpinning the effective teaching of Modern Languages (Spanish, French and German) in secondary schools. We aim to enable students to become inspiring and creative teachers who convey a genuine enthusiasm for their subject to their pupils.

As well as developing your first teaching language, you will have the option to develop a second language during the course. In the latest Ofsted inspection, the quality of training in ML at Liverpool Hope University was judged to be 'Outstanding'. Ofsted commented that the course is "comprehensive, varied and provides trainees with an excellent range of interesting and relevant experiences. School-based training is highly effective... trainees have opportunities to work with and observe good-quality teachers of modern languages".

Through Liverpool Hope's well-established partnerships with schools in the region, you will be able to gain experience of teaching ML across the 11-18 age group and across a wide range of student ability. Liverpool Hope is widely recognised for its excellence in Teacher Training and for the supportive nature of its University and school-based tutors. Additional experiences are provided in Primary Schools, Post 16 settings and Special schools, for those students with a particular interested in Modern Foreign Languages within these settings.

Visit the Secondary Modern Languages (PGCE) page on the Liverpool Hope University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Grade C in English and Mathematics at GCSE (or equivalent) First degree (usually 2.2 or above) incorporating at least 50% Modern Languages OR Degree level qualification in a relevant subject combined with native or near native speaker fluency in French, Spanish or German through family circumstances/life experiences.Experience of observation in a mainstream secondary state school Knowledge of the Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum The ability to communicate clearly, fluently and accurately in spoken and written standard English.

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