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PGCE Modern Languages (German with French or Spanish)

University of York

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course qualifies you to teach modern languages at 11-16 (with post-16 enhancement).

For many children, school is the first opportunity to learn a foreign language. As a language teacher you will not only help them to communicate, but deepen their understanding of other cultures and promote international tolerance and understanding.

Tailoring your course

We want to make sure that you have all the options you need to become the teacher you want to be. That's why we give you a range of opportunities to make your course your own.

Language specialisation

All of our courses include studying two languages. On this course, German will be your first language with either French or Spanish as your second.

You'll attend sessions to develop your own language skills, with a particular focus on your second language.

School Direct

You can choose to study this course through as a University of York PGCE trainee or through one of our School Direct routes in partnership with one of the following teaching alliances:

  • The Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance
  • All Saints, York (Diocese of Middlesbrough Teaching School Alliance)
  • Teach North

School Direct trainees work with University of York PGCE trainees at the University for Curriculum Area sessions. Whole School Issues sessions are usually delivered in your partner schools.

Accreditation

On successfully completing this course you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which is awarded by the Department for Education (DfE).

Course content

Your study at the University and your practical experience in schools will work together to help you develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to be a successful teacher.

Throughout the course, you’ll develop and consolidate your understanding of what constitutes effective teaching.

You’ll spend two thirds of your learning time in school settings, with the rest of your time spent at the University receiving training. While on placement, you'll receive ongoing support from your tutors who will visit you in school to observe your teaching and scrutinise your files.

This course will build on your experiences in schools and provide opportunities to explore a variety of approaches to teaching Modern Foreign Languages. You will learn specific strategies including how to tackle grammar, phonics, lesson planning and using ICT to enhance your practice. These will help you to develop into an effective and innovative MFL teacher.

Careers and skills

Most of our graduates become teachers, but the skills you learn will open other career paths too.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,700per year

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

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 84 7

    12th out of 50 5

    6th out of 40

    9th out of 49 10

    12th out of 33 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    132 64%

    23rd

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    14th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    63rd

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    144 70%

    26th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    9th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    16th

    11
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    7th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    133 68%

    27th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    6th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    5th

    22
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    141 68%

    11th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    4th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    13th

    4

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