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ML: French with German (Secondary PGCE)

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Modern languages

PGCE - Secondary ML: French with German

There has never been a more pressing and exciting time to teach languages and we aim to promote and extend pupils' experiences so that they are ready to be citizens of our globalised world.

We want to prepare passionate linguists who will encourage more pupils into language learning and who are ready to meet the challenges set out by the Welsh Government's Global Futures strategic document.

The PGCE pathway in Modern Foreign Languages prepares you to teach your main target language to pupils aged 11-18 and, where applicable, your subsidiary language to pupils aged 11-14.

You will be given the opportunity to take part in high quality interaction and critical reflection in order to develop your expertise in teaching and learning.

Our highly-rated pathway will support you in developing high linguistic levels, imaginative and creative approaches to classroom teaching and will enhance your digital expertise.

Bilingualism and plural language development are tools of our trade, and you will have the opportunity to participate in research and conference activities.

Modules

The content of the programme has been grouped under four module headings:
• The Learner – who am I teaching?
• Learners, schools and communities – where am I teaching?
• Researching the learning – what, why and how am I teaching? (focus on research)
• Leading the Learning – what, why and how am I teaching? (focus on subject discipline in practice)

Organising the modules in this way means that you will be able to focus on the pupil and take full account of the wider context that impact on education.

You will also be able to ensure that your classroom-based practice draws on a sound research base.

This means that our programme will challenge you both practically and intellectually at the same time.

Assessment methods

The programme offers 60 credits at Masters level and 60 credits at Graduate Level. These are awarded on successful completion of module assessments which include:
• Case studies
• Portfolios
• Video presentation
• Research Project
All assessments are closely linked to practice and are designed to offer you the opportunity to develop teaching and learning that has a positive impact on children and young people.

Award of QTS
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is awarded to those student teachers who have fully met the professional teacher standards for QTS.
http://learning.gov.wales/resources/collections/professional-standards?lang=en

This aspect of the programme is assessed through a portfolio of evidence and a professional dialogue with a specialist mentor and tutor.

The Education Workforce Council (the statutory body for teachers in Wales) has a very useful website:
www.ewc.wales

The Uni


Course location:

SA1 Waterfront Campus

Department:

Initial Teacher Education

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Language and area studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

26%
UK students
74%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
A*
D

After graduation


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Languages and area studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

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94%
low
Employed or in further education
40%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Other administrative occupations
10%
Other elementary services occupations

This is a broad subject for a variety of European languages. No matter which you take, the general theme is that some graduates go to that country to work, often as English language teachers, some go into further study, often to train as teachers or translators, but most get jobs in the UK in education - most often as language tutors, unsurprisingly, or translators. Modern language grads can also be in demand in business roles where communication and language skills are particularly useful, such as marketing and PR, and in finance or law. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

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