University of Southampton
Secondary Education (Modern Languages: Spanish)
This course equips trainees with the necessary skills and knowledge to teach modern languages across the secondary age range; including some opportunities to know more about 16-19 teaching; candidates should note that the majority of schools in the Southampton partnership serve 11-6 cohorts and access to post-16 experience is limited to guest speakers; independent inquiries and observations in the main; the course seeks to equip students to teach French; German or Spanish as a means of communication to pupils of a range of ages and abilities, within the framework of the national curriculum; the approach is practical and participatory; after an initial exploration of essential principles; techniques and classroom activities; students are encouraged to organise lessons which make use of both published materials and individual creativity; opportunities exist to teach a second language; university tutors and school mentors help students develop their teaching skills in modern languages through a range of approaches; workshops; seminars; lectures and demonstrations; simulations and micro-teaching activities; independent and group research; these focus principally on the four essential skills of language learning; listening; speaking; reading and writing; the central focus of the course is on teaching modern languages in a challenging yet accessible way and understanding how children learn; the university-based sessions often consist of practical workshops; where students can develop languages skills as well as learn the pedagogical knowledge needed to teach; opportunities are provided to develop information technology (ICT) skills and ideas for using them to enhance modern foreign language learning; in school, students are supported by their curriculum mentor who organise their school experience and support students through observation and discussion at weekly meetings and at other times.
Good Honours degree in a relevant subject (requires at least 50 per cent of the degree in Spanish) awarded by a British university or by the CNAA or an equivalent qualification; mature students with relevant previous classroom experience but a lower degree class is also considered; GCSE passes (grades A-C) or the equivalent in English language and mathematics; enhanced disclosure from the Criminal Record Bureau; medical assessment; interview.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 3,375 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Highfield Campus||Southampton||SO17 1BJ||South East|
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