Spanish is second only to Mandarin as the most commonly spoken native language in the world. It’s also become increasingly popular as a GCSE subject – with pupil numbers rising by more than 28% in the past two years alone. That means brilliant Spanish teachers are in demand, and as a trainee you could be eligible for the highest range of training bursaries available.
With its worldwide prevalence, it’s important for all students to have the same opportunities to be taught Spanish brilliantly. Your teacher training will help you develop the skills to take on that task and deliver engaging lessons that make learning Spanish enjoyable and rewarding for both you and your pupils.
A career as a Spanish teacher gives you the chance to relate the cultures of Spanish-speaking nations across the world to your language teaching. This could be through classroom environments and lesson content, or on school trips and student exchanges.
But the benefits of teaching don’t end with the job security and satisfaction of helping young people learn an important skill for life.
As a qualified teacher, you’ll also earn a competitive starting salary, with lots of opportunities for rapid career progression. Exceptional teachers can gain promotion to a leadership role within 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
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
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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
- 05 September 2015 AT 09:00
This event is for those interested in studying an undergraduate degree at The University of Winchester starting in September 2016.Winchester Open
- 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