French is still the most popular language in secondary schools, and the native language for more than 70 million people across the world. That’s why brilliant French teachers are always in demand and as a trainee, you could access the highest range of teacher training bursaries available.
A great French teacher can bring the subject to life by devising and delivering a diverse range of engaging lessons that educate and excite all pupils. Your teacher training will help you discover how to open young people’s eyes and ears up to the beauty of the language by exploring its uses in business, everyday life and culture.
You’ll get to break down barriers and find ways to help both struggling and high-achieving students get the most from the language, nurturing their speaking and writing skills. Some of your pupils could progress from being complete beginners to using their language skills in their further education, travels or career. You may even inspire a French teacher of the future.
In return, you’ll benefit from a competitive starting salary, with excellent opportunities for rapid career progression. An exceptional teacher can even progress into a leadership role in two years.
Get up to£25k
to train as a languages teacher in 2015/16
Earn up to£65k*
as a leading practitioner*Conditions apply
Discover what made Karen leave senior management to teach students languages and what she loves about her new career. Transcript (PDF, 193KB)
School Direct languages trainee Katherine talks about her passion for languages and how to get as much experience as possible during your training year.More about this case study
Registering allowed me to get my school experience arranged. I even used some of the techniques that I had observed at the school for my teacher training interview.Chloe Wells, trainee MFL teacher
- 07 September 2015 AT 16:00
The University of Reading hosts regular information meetings to explain School Direct and other routes into initial teacher training.Reading Open
- 09 September 2015 AT 17:30
Find out about our teacher training courses in early years, primary and secondary levels, including PGCEs and School Direct. Hear from us, ask us questions, find out about fees, funding and the application process.London Open
- 10 September 2015 AT 11:00
An information event with advice for anyone interested in training to become a teacher.Hounslow Open
- 14 September 2015 AT 09:00
A placement day at the Northampton School for Boys for aspiring teachers.Northampton Open