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PGCE Secondary Education Modern Foreign Languages

Course Description

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

Visit the PGCE Secondary Education Modern Foreign Languages page on the University of Wolverhampton website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

You should have a 2.2 degree or higher, with at least 50% of the degree content related to your foreign language (one of French, German or Spanish You will have confident command of at least one of French, German or Spanish, normally acquired through a sustained period of study or work abroad. A training bursary of £20,000 wil be available for trainees with a first class honours degree and a £15,000 bursary for those with a 2:1 and a £12,000 bursary for those with a 2:2. There is no bursary for anyone with a degree lower than a 2:2. .

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