Taught course

Modern Languages (German with French)

University of York · Department of Educational Studies

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Entry requirements

Trainees come to the course with a range of qualifications, employment backgrounds and interests. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to work collaboratively, sharing this wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise.

We welcome applications from people with a degree in French, German or Spanish; the ability to teach more than one language (as a joint or subsidiary subject) is particularly welcomed. This will help us to secure school placements for you and will aid you in successfully securing a first teaching post.

Months of entry


Course content

The University and school based sessions deliver a programme which aims to provide trainees with a knowledge of the principles of language teaching and learning. Your training will support you in your learning, reflection and teaching in a way that integrates theory and practice at all times. The course qualifies you to teach your specialist language(s) at 11-16 (with post-16 enhancement) and will encourage you to be a reflective practitioner.

The course includes formal presentations, whole and small group discussions and practical workshop sessions. Aspects of the course give you the opportunity to pursue particular areas of interest.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 322524