Taught course

Modern Languages

University of Southampton · Southampton Education School

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Entry requirements

Currently, you must have GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics.

You should normally hold a good honours degree, with at least 50% of its content being in your first foreign language. You should be able to offer 2 foreign languages. If this is German or Spanish you should also be able to offer French beyond basic active competence. This will be explored at interview. Early applicants may be able to gain a place on one of the NCTL funded second language enrichment/booster courses.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you have a passion for languages? Does the prospect of widening the horizons of young people excite you? Do you want to equip the next generation of global citizens with a second language? Share your love of the foreign culture and language by learning to teach French, German or Spanish.

Through high-quality teaching sessions, micro-teaching in a school prior to teaching practice, collaborative workshops and supportive school placements, the PGCE MFL course will equip you to become an inspirational and effective language teacher of young people aged 11-16. Make a real difference to the communication skills of the next generation! Train to teach MFL!

Our PGCE Secondary course will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to teach modern languages (ML) across the secondary age range, including some opportunities to know more about 16-19 teaching, through independent inquiries and observations. The course seeks to provide you with the skills to teach French, German or Spanish language, 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, you are encouraged to organise lessons which make use of both published materials and individual creativity. Opportunities exist to teach a second language.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

023 8059 2413