Great teaching translates into any language.
As a Modern Foreign Languages teacher, you’ll show your students how languages fit into the bigger picture in an ever-changing European climate, demonstrating a clear purpose to their learning.
During your Red Kite training year, you’ll spend most of your time in your carefully-planned placement schools, enjoying a wide range of opportunities and experiences. You’ll develop your teaching skills in the classroom, enhancing your linguistic skills and knowledge of your country, its people and its culture.
You’ll learn how to understand, plan and deliver the Curriculum for 11-16 year olds, and gain Post 16 experience.
Our courses are comprehensive and multi-layered, involving:
- Red Kite professional development days
- School placements
- University lectures
- Twilight sessions
- Conferences, tutorials and mini-placements focussed on Barriers to Learning, Special Educational Needs, Adult Mental Health, Behaviour, English as an Additional Language and Employment.
- Reading, research and reflections
You’ll get to explore important questions such as what influences behaviour? How do you give feedback using the target language? How do you re-engage disengaged students?
You’ll discuss questions like these with fellow trainees and your specialist language teachers.
Health and safety on MFL school trips will be explored in detail, so that you’re confident to accompany, and lead, a group of students during one of the highlights of their school life.
At the end of your time with us, you’ll have the unique opportunity to gain a PGCE from the University of Leeds, thanks to our exclusive partnership with their prestigious School of Education. This involves four days on campus four virtual days and three assignments – all of which are done by Easter so you can then relax and focus on teaching for the last part of course.
All Red Kite training both in out of school is led by practising teachers who are experts in their field, backed by a support network that is designed to let you focus on teaching make sure that on every step of your journey you feel challenged, supported and valued.