The Modern Languages PGCE group is a vibrant and cosmopolitan group of trainee teachers, often with a wide range of prior experience of living and working abroad and in UK schools.
We encourage a strong ethos of working collaboratively, particularly to support one another in subject knowledge development. We are particularly keen to recruit applicants with a high standard of French, Spanish or German, sufficient to teach to GCSE and A level. Ideally, applicants will be able to offer another language for teaching, even if only for Key Stage 3 (pupils aged 11 - 14).
We also welcome applications from native speakers of French, Spanish or German who possess a high enough level of English to meet the academic requirements of the PGCE course. Applicants offering Italian may also be accepted if they are able to offer French or Spanish at a high level and as their first language for teaching.
Government-funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses may be on offer for applicants who would benefit from development of their language skills prior to the start of the PGCE course. This applies especially to candidates’ second language for teaching. At St Mary’s we offer French and Spanish face-to-face taught courses as well as online courses.
In general and throughout the course, your progress is monitored and supported by both University and Partnership school staff who have developed successful working relationships with previous cohorts.
St. Mary’s University has been graded “Outstanding” by Ofsted for the Secondary Initial Teacher Education programmes.
Some course details are below and further information is available via https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses-london/pgce-secondary-mfl/
Come and meet us. The university runs ‘Getting into Teaching’ open events every month. Book a place via https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/open-events/upcoming.aspx
We also host a ‘drop in’ session on the ‘First Thursday’ of every month between 1.30-3pm at the university’s coffee shop.