This course qualifies you to teach modern foreign languages at secondary level in any state-maintained, denominational school or academy in England and Wales.
Being a languages teacher requires creativeness to inspire students; through finding ways to bring alive the language and its culture, engaging and sharing your passion for languages with your students. You will be guided and made to challenge yourself to develop methods of creating your own class materials and developing teaching approach.
In addition to the development of effective and engaging teaching styles, you will also be prepared to meet the requirements of language within the National Curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications.
You will be taught via lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials, Canvas (the Virtual Learning Environment), support from your personal tutors and teaching group.
Placements are an important part of this course. You will engage in work-based training through bespoke teaching placements in North East schools with specialised subject mentors. In order to be eligible for the award of PGCE with QTS, you must spend a minimum of 120 days in school.
Your progress will be assessed through electronic assignment submissions, case studies, observations, presentations, and production and evaluation of learning resources.
Prior to starting the course, you are required to carry out a five-day Pre-Programme Placement, assisting and observing in a primary school of your own choice, with a focus on your elected route. This ensures that all trainees have recent and relevant experience in school settings at the start of the course.
For more information please visit: (https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/education/pgce-mfl/)