University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Secondary Education (French with German)

The course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS); students spend 24 out of 36 weeks in school placements; the course aims: reflect on the purposes of learners of another language; examine theories of foreign or 2nd language acquisition; form student�s own coherent style of teaching; critically evaluate the National Curriculum and current thinking; evaluate materials and techniques for teaching and testing; create and use student�s own teaching materials; take account of the needs of different learners; investigate various methodologies; observe a range of practices.

Entry requirements

Degree (2.1 or above preferred) with at least 50 per cent of content in subject specialism; GCSE English and mathematics grade C or above, or equivalent; interview.

Course modules

Teacher development course: Reflective practice; career development; professional values; optional modules: using your voice effectively; understanding autism; teaching sport; classroom management; preparing for an interview; 2 secondary teaching placements; subject specialism: the history of foreign language teaching; communicative language teaching; GCSE specifications; teaching speaking and listening; teaching reading and writing; ICT (information communication technology) and language teaching; creativity in language teaching; lesson planning and classroom management.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment is used throughout the course and there are no examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 36 weeks
PGCE (professional) Full-time - 36 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0116 252 5280