Taught course

Modern Languages (Secondary Teaching)

University of Reading · Institute of Education

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 & science; interview.

French; German; Spanish.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is offered on a non-modular basis; 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.

Information for international students

Evidence of English Language ability will be required. Usually this means an IELTS (or suitable equivalent) score of 7.0

Qualification and course duration


full time
10 months

Course contact details

Dr Suzanne Graham
0118 378 8811