Graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (comprising 120 Masters Level credits) plus recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
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LJMU has over 100 years' experience of delivering teacher education programmes
Graduates will be able to teach at least two languages in Key Stage 3, and at least one language in Key Stage 4
Excellent career opportunities
This is an intense programme, tightly focused on providing you with the skills and knowledge you will need when embarking on your teaching career. We aim to develop you into a reflective, critical practitioner and highly competent classroom teacher, promoting languages and language learning across the 11-16 age range and beyond.
This programme will train linguists with a passion for their subject who are committed to transmitting their knowledge and enthusiasm to secondary school pupils. All applicants are expected to develop the capability to teach at least two languages in Key Stage 3, and at least one language in Key Stage 4 and beyond. Developing and extending subject knowledge is a key feature of the programme, coupled with acquiring skills and understanding in pedagogy and methodology.
Particular emphasis is laid upon the development and enhancement of subject knowledge, with language-specific classes as well as more generic modules. There are classes relating to the use of ICT in Modern Language teaching and the development of primary Modern Foreign Languages. There is also the opportunity to visit a language college and gain practical experience there.
The PGDE in Modern Languages programme provides an intensive training experience, tightly focused on providing you with the skills, knowledge and attributes you will need when embarking on your teaching career.
Based on training geared to meeting the Teaching Standards and Qualified Teacher Status, this postgraduate programme also supports the development of your: •critical understanding of education theory and practice relevant to the subject area •reflective practice linked to professional development practitioner research skills for effective teaching and learning •understanding and application of subject knowledge
The programme includes a mix of on-campus and school/college based training, with the latter becoming predominant as you progress through the course, and this is supplemented with on-line e-learning activities via the university’s Blackboard software. The University element of the programme is based around six modules focusing on: •Professional Practice •Developing Reflective Professional Practice •Subject Pedagogy in Modern Languages •Pedagogy in Practice •Learning Teaching and Assessment •Inclusion
You will spend 120 days in school based training. Here, teaching will predominantly be at Key Stage 3 and 4, though you will also gain experience at 14-19 level. Experienced subject teacher mentors, working in partnership with LJMU tutors, will support your training in partner secondary schools. The excellent relationships established between LJMU and partner schools will help to ensure that you have a successful placement experience.
Our highly qualified and respected academic team combines specialist knowledge and creative research with hands-on teaching experience. This combination of academic and professional expertise helps ensure that you well equipped to meet the opportunities and challenges faced by today’s teaching professionals.
Tutorial support is an important part of the process and you will receive personalised service that will enable you to set targets and achieve to your highest potential.
Trainees are expected to engage with a variety of enrichment experiences that challenge and extend their repertoire of skills and enhance employment potential. Such activities may include supporting learners in community based education projects and supplementary schools, vocational education enrichment placements in industry and cultural organisations, and participation in school and university teaching projects.
You should hold, or be expected to achieve, at least a 2:2 Honours degree classification (or recognised equivalent) with at least 50% content in the subject area. For this subject area the National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) funds Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses for potential applicants whose subject knowledge in the area may have weaknesses, possibly because their first degree has less than 50% content in the specific subject area
Recipient: Liverpool John Moores University
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