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PGCE Secondary Modern Foreign Language - French

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    10 months

Course summary

Our PGCE Secondary Education with Modern Language French enables you to develop a toolkit of knowledge and skills, and benefit from tutors with international reputations on one of the best modern language courses in the country.

This Postgraduate Certificate Education (PGCE) Secondary Modern Foreign Language course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), qualifying you to teach the 11-18 age group in secondary schools in England and Wales.

The programme has consistently been judged as excellent in both internal and external reviews, and is widely acknowledged as one of the best modern foreign language courses in the country.

You will specialise in teaching one main language (either French, German or Spanish) but we strongly encourage all trainees to teach another language to at least beginner level.

Your tutors are a diverse and incredibly experienced community of academics with wide practical experience in schools and international reputations as experts in the field of modern foreign language teaching and learning. The work of tutors is feeding into the DfE National Centre of Excellence for Language Pedagogy, and underpins the internationally renowned Professional Development Consortium in MFL, whose principles form the basis of the course. We have strong links to the Association for Language Learning and collaborate with such expert practitioners such as those at The Language Gym. Many of the books and articles used on the course have been written by tutors themselves.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

The majority of our graduates go into schools and inspire children to develop into happy, confident and well-informed individuals. Other alumni take their educational skills to the worlds of business, culture, art, healthcare, human resources, adult learning and further varied fields.

The support and training we give our students enables them to develop into resilient and creative teachers with the ability to adapt. The transferable skills and strengths they gain are also recognised outside of education, and are therefore desirable in many different areas of employment.

Application deadline

01 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,100per year

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

University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

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