One of the most rewarding aspects of the human experience is our ability to connect with others. Being able to communicate with someone in his or her language is an incredible gift. People who speak more than one language have the unique opportunity to communicate with a wider range of people in their personal and professional lives. Language is the most direct connection to other cultures; being able to communicate in another language exposes us to, and fosters an appreciation for, the traditions, religions, arts, and history of the people associated with that language.
The MFL (Mandarin) course is carefully planned, robust and ambitious with evidence-based enquiry at its heart. Delivering the Initial Teacher Training Core Content Framework, it also seeks to go beyond it in its design. It covers:
- Preparing for your ITT year
- Personal and professional conduct and responsibilities
- Pupil safety, wellbeing, happiness, and progress
- Creating an effective behaviour for learning environment
- Planning, teaching, and evaluating lessons
- Meeting the needs of all learners
- Pedagogical knowledge
- Preparing to become an effective Early Career Teacher
By the end of the course, you will be equipped to deliver all aspects of the curriculum to a range of abilities and key stages.
You will work alongside, and be mentored by, a range of expert and experienced colleagues – Subject Leads, Professional Mentors, Placement Mentors and the SCITT team.
Assessment for Qualified Teacher Status will be against our curriculum, the Core Content Framework, and ultimately, the Teachers’ Standards. You will receive regular and supportive feedback on your teaching from experienced colleagues.
For the PGCE element, which runs seamlessly alongside your school-based practice, you will complete two research-based university assignments; guidance and support for both QTS and PGCE will be offered throughout the year.