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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.

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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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