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Initial Teacher Training - Modern Foreign Languages: Secondary with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGDE

Liverpool John Moores University

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  • Qualification

    PGDE - Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This PGDE course prepares you for a fulfilling career as an innovative and creative teacher of Modern Languages, enabling you to deliver an engaging and inspirational second language education to pupils. You can look forward to practical workshops, seminars and lead lectures which explore the four communicative skills; the value of target language use; the incorporation of the cultural dimension; grammar, use of film, literature and music; study trips abroad; primary languages and much more. You will consider the influences on motivation in second language learning, and how to plan and teach lessons that promote maximum student engagement. Local schools make a collaborative contribution to this course and facilitate workshops with students.

During your training, you will focus on the various approaches and pedagogies for Modern Languages, emphasising the practical application of theoretical learning. A sequence of micro-teaching experiences allow you to develop and share with peers, your understanding of learning and teaching strategies that support effective practice in the classroom. You will explore the signature pedagogies such as language learning strategies, developing intercultural understanding and inductive and deductive grammar learning. These sessions will help to deepen your understanding of the role and nature of Modern Languages in the curriculum and your own personal philosophy for teaching. You will also develop a historical understanding of Modern Languages in the National Curriculum, enabling you to develop a wide repertoire of teaching and learning approaches.

This programme enables you to fulfil the aims of the National Curriculum in promoting “a liberation from insularity” and “an opening to other cultures”. You will develop teaching skills enabling your students to “express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing”. The development of such experiences and skills are not only invaluable for young people’s education as teenagers, but also for their future lives in an interconnected world.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally respected university with staff and students from over 100 countries.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation within the heart of the city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 81 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    128 64%

    25th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    48th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    9th

    31

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