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. Alternatively, if you are a graduate with three or more years’ work experience, you could earn a salary while you train on School Direct (salaried).
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.
Get up to£25k
to train as a languages teacher in 2016/17
Earn up to£65k*
as a great teacher*Conditions apply
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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
31 May 2016 12:30
An interactive presentation and workshop on the benefits of teaching, and explaining the different routes into teaching.
31 May 2016 18:00
A chance to learn about the Ark Teacher Training programme and get application advice.
02 June 2016 17:00
Join us for a coffee with a Teach First recruiter
04 June 2016 09:00
Come along to our open day and find out about training to be a primary teacher on our PGCE course.