University of Reading

University of Reading

Secondary Education (Modern Foreign Languages: French)

The programme fully reflects both the needs of language teachers in today's secondary schools and current thinking about modern languages; it sees the teaching and learning of a foreign language as closely related to the contemporary civilisation of the country and to the communication needs of the learner; course aim to give students a theoretical framework for language teaching, with opportunities to observe skilled and experienced practitioners in the languages classroom, and to offer practical advice on the preparation, conduct and evaluation of language lessons; the programme is taught by tutors with wide practical experience in schools and international reputations as experts in the field of modern foreign language teaching and learning; trainees have the opportunity to enhance their subject knowledge through a range of self-study materials and tutor-led sessions and are encouraged to teach a secondary subsidiary language during their school placement where possible; for suitably qualified candidates, there is the possibility of learning to teach another curriculum subject through the medium of French.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree in 1 of the modern foreign languages; native speakers need to have an element of language study in their degree; parts of the interview for admission are conducted in the applicant's foreign language; GCSE minimum grade C or equivalent in mathematics, English language and science; interview.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 10 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

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