Teach Spanish

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


to train as a languages teacher in 2015/16.

Earn up to


as a leading practitioner.

*Conditions apply

Luke outlines the potential for career progression in his own future as a teacher. Transcript (PDF, 74KB)

Getting a whole class of students to be interested in languages is very rewarding and always brings me satisfaction and even pride.

Juliette Guillou, French and German teacher

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  • School Experience days

    27 April 2015 AT 08:30

    Join us for a day – on any day between 27 April and 1 May – to experience school life and find out more about the School Direct programme.

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    27 April 2015 AT 08:45

    Find out if Secondary School Teaching may be for you. If you think you may want to become a secondary school teacher then join us to find out more. You will have an opportunity to experience the School in action, observe learning in your chosen subject area and talk to current trainees, teachers and learners. 

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    27 April 2015 AT 15:30

    Please drop into this event to discuss how to apply for school direct, how the course is run, funding avaliable, places within local schools. There will be opportunity to talk to course leaders. We are looking forward to meeting you and answering your questions.

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    27 April 2015 AT 16:00

    The University of Reading hosts regular Information Meetings to explain School Direct and other routes into Initial Teacher Training. 

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