Become a Modern Foreign Languages teacher and provide pupils with valuable, lifelong skills that could shape their future careers. We welcome trainees from across the world and from the beginning, the course is centred on the practical skills and techniques necessary for successful language teaching. We offer French, German and Spanish as both main and subsidiary languages. Some trainees work with all three languages, some with one language.
Part of this course also extends your studies and experience to cover preparation for post-16 teaching. You’ll spend a third of your course studying at the University with dedicated subject tutors, and the remainder is spent on two teaching practices in two different schools. You’ll benefit from both a professional tutor and a subject-specific, personal mentor to guide you through your teaching practice.
Hull benefits from close partnerships with approximately 90 schools. These schools are largely based in the East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire region, but we also work with schools as far apart as North and West Yorkshire, as well as schools deep into the Lincolnshire countryside. There’s an opportunity to gain experience across a variety of school and academy types: urban or rural, large or small, comprehensive or selective.
The programme seeks to identify the process of learning a second language. You’ll study the following areas:
Critically review the various approaches, methods, techniques, and materials used in the teaching of foreign languages at secondary level
Examples of methodology ranging from lively oral practice supported by interactive whiteboards, the use of new digital technology and games for beginners, to the exploitation of topic-based and literary texts at a sixth-form level
Prepare your own teaching materials and to use a variety of teaching aids, including the latest digital technology
Assessment is based on a range of coursework assignments.
Assessment takes place in schools. You’ll also be assessed on your achievement of the Teachers’ Standards.
The Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) French Extension
We offer two levels of the course:
French Extension - for graduate linguists with some knowledge of French
French Extension Ab Initio - for graduate linguists with little or no knowledge of French
students may be eligible for bursary and they are no tuition fees.
Apply for the Secondary PGCE (Modern Foreign Languages) and indicate in your application that you would like to do the SKE course.
Please see full information on our webpage (https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/pgce/secondary-pgce-modern-foreign-languages.aspx)