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Students appreciate the creative and modern approach to language teaching provided by the Modern Languages course.Content includes thorough coverage of National Curriculum and assessment requirements combined with a focus on creativity in lesson planning and delivery.Students will develop their understanding of how children acquire additional languages and how to best support their learning in listening, speaking, reading and writing.Particular attention is paid to the effective teaching of
Students appreciate the creative and modern approach to language teaching provided by the Modern Languages course.
Content includes thorough coverage of National Curriculum and assessment requirements combined with a focus on creativity in lesson planning and delivery.
Students will develop their understanding of how children acquire additional languages and how to best support their learning in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Particular attention is paid to the effective teaching of grammar to young learners and to the development of independent learners.
Students will develop a range of strategies to motivate young learners effectively, including using song, drama and ICT.
As part of the course students spend some time observing in Key Stage 2 and benefit from joint training with students on the Primary PGCE MFL specialism.
There are opportunities for students to continue to improve their second foreign language.
Sessions are delivered at the Bognor Regis campus but also include several off-site visits to local partnership schools; there are also opportunities to benefit from the expertise of visiting speakers.
Teaching and Assessment
The programme’s delivered full-time over 38 weeks with 70% practical school experience in established partner schools and 30% university-based time, divided between Professional Studies and subject study.
This experience provides you with the opportunity to work alongside serving teachers, learning about the broader roles and skills of teachers and other school staff.
The course is assessed through observation during teaching placements and written assignments.
Where this can take you
This programme prepares you for a career as a secondary school teacher. At the end of the year you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status and will be ready for the next stage of your development as a Newly Qualified Teacher in school. Our students are highly successful in gaining teaching posts, many in our partner schools.
Students need an honours degree at 2.2 or above in French, German or Spanish or in a subject where the content can be demonstrated to be at least 50% Modern Foreign Language. Applicants also require a second language preferably to A level (or equivalent) in French, German or Spanish, although this can be gained prior to the start of the course in September. All candidates must have achieved grade C / 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths. All applicants will be required to demonstrate awareness of professional requirements within schools and an awareness of the education sector.
The University of Chichester has two campuses: one in the centre of Chichester, a charming and historic town, and the other close to the sea in Bognor Regis.
This year the University celebrates its 180th year of teaching and research excellence. As a silver-rated institution by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the University is recognized as delivering high quality teaching and learning for students. They actively embrace the unique qualities of every single student and offer a distinctive, community-based student experience.
The University offers both taught and research degrees at postgraduate level, with many of the courses offering work placements during the year. There is a vast range of academic departments to choose from, including Business, Dance, Humanities, Music, Sport and Theatre.
Where you'll study
Upper Bognor Road