Modern Foreign Languages Education

Location
United Kingdom
Dates
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Accreditation
Yes (Details)
Language
English
Course Fee
$24,609

Course Overview

The course provides practical and theoretical ideas about language teaching from tutors and practising teachers. You will be able to participate in the research projects of the course tutors and develop as classroom researchers over the course. In the last research assessment exercise, the department was rated second in the UK (REF, 2014).

Key benefits:

  • An Ofsted Outstanding rated course that is designed around a strong research base to provide you with the knowledge and essential skills for a successful teaching career.
  • A sociable course where you will be expected to work with others, discussing issues and problems about teaching.
  • A working partnership with a broad range of up to 150 schools in London and beyond, providing unique opportunities to learn how to teach a diverse mix of students.
  • Trainees benefit from our central London location and participate in specially organised events such as a workshop at the BFI, visits to the French, German and Spanish Institutes, and other regular conference events.
  • 96% of 2017 graduates who sought teaching posts were employed within 6 months of qualifying.
  • Two assessed pieces of coursework give you 60 Master's-level credits - a third of an MA - which puts you well on the way to a Master's degree in your chosen profession.

Who should take this course

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours or above (or overseas equivalent) with knowledge and understanding of the subject you intend to teach.

Accreditation

PGCE

Course content

Our PGCE MFL course offers four language combinations:

  • French major with German as a minor
  • German major with French as a minor
  • Spanish major with French as a minor
  • French major with Spanish as a minor

Our course emphasises learning through critical reflection on theory, practice and research. We encourage ongoing development of subject knowledge through peer support and our e-learning platform designed in conjunction with colleagues from the King's Modern Language Centre to develop your linguistic competence and pedagogical awareness. Our course is delivered by tutors who have extensive teaching experience and are actively involved in research of international quality.

This is a full-time course that consists of four required modules and two blocks of teaching experience based in secondary schools within London and Greater London. You will complete the course within ten months, studying September to June. You must take modules totalling 120 credits to meet the requirements of the qualification.

You'll engage in education, pedagogy and professional studies sessions and curriculum workshops. These will take place in both university and school settings and will develop your expertise in general educational and professional issues, as well as subject pedagogy.

You'll gain the skills and understanding to take up positions in schools as a teacher of your subject with the potential to contribute fully to the life of the school.

Fees:

  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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