Training to teach French

French is still the most popular language in secondary schools, so as a French teacher you’ll be in demand. As a French trainee teacher, you could benefit from a tax-free £25k bursary or apply for a £27.5k scholarship from the British Council, to support your training year. There’s even support in place before you apply - when you register with us, you could receive free tailored advice from a teaching professional throughout the application process. If you’re a non-UK EU national, read our helpful summary on preparing for teaching - you could also receive a tax-free bursary or scholarship to train as a teacher. 

Applications for scholarships are now open

As a French teacher, you can bring the passion in French to life by devising and delivering a diverse range of engaging lessons that educate and excite your 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 of at least £22,467, or £28,098 in inner London, with excellent opportunities for rapid career progression. 

Get your own dedicated adviser –

an experienced teaching professional throughout the application process

Get tax-free financial support of up to £27.5k

as a trainee languages teacher in 2017/18

Upcoming events

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Train to Teach Liverpool John Moores University

01 April 2017 10:00

This event in Liverpool will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Liverpool

Train to Teach Manchester Metropolitan University

08 April 2017 10:00

This event in Manchester will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Manchester

Train to Teach University of Brighton

09 May 2017 16:30

This event in Brighton will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.

Brighton

Application workshop Birmingham

30 March 2017 17:30

Whether you’re just getting started on your application, or are close to submitting it, you will find lots of help and support at our application workshops.

Birmingham