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PGCE Secondary Community Languages

Course Description

The PGCE: Secondary Community Languages is a partnership programme. 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 ML trainees.

Many themes such as equal opportunities, bilingualism, meeting the needs for children with special educational needs etc. underpin the taught programme.

The PGCE Secondary Community Languages programme is designed to meet the Standards required for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and to develop secondary teachers with a specialism in Community Languages.

It aims to do this in the context of our Secondary Partnership schools many of which are situated in east London where skills of educating children in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual urban environment are paramount.

The subject studies elements of the programme focus on teaching Community Foreign Languages as a curriculum subject. These sessions aim to:
• provide an introduction to Community Languages as curriculum subjects
• 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.

You will be engaging with research at Masters Level in two modules, one on the potential uses of new and emerging technologies in secondary education and the second on developing subject expertise and subject pedagogy.

Visit the PGCE Secondary Community Languages page on the University of East London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will need to demonstrate in your application that you: are an effective reader and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English, both spoken and written possess the appropriate personal and intellectual qualities to be a teacher have achieved a standard equivalent to Grade C in the GCSE examinations in English and Mathematics hold a minimum 2:2 first degree in an appropriate subject from a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution or an equivalent qualification taught in English.

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