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Training to teach languages

Schools need brilliant language teachers to help pupils develop valuable, lifelong skills – and generous training bursaries are available to support you. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train on a School Direct (salaried) course or with Teach First.  

The ability to teach a language is a skill that can enhance pupils’ chances of employment, opportunities to travel, or applications for further education.

Your training will equip you with the necessary skills to help students of all abilities conquer a new language – whether reading, listening, speaking or writing. 

On top of the job security and satisfaction, teaching languages also offers a competitive starting salary of at least £22,244, or £27,819 in inner London and a diverse range of opportunities for rapid career progression.

Support available

You could benefit from a tax-free training bursary of up to £25,000 to support your training. Alternatively, you could earn a salary if you train on a School Direct (salaried) course or with Teach First.

If you want to teach languages but don’t have a languages-related degree, or need to refresh your knowledge, you could complete a fully funded subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course before you start your training.

There’s even support in place before you apply. With a 2:2 degree or higher, you could be eligible for our free Premier Plus service. This will give you access to free tailored advice from a teaching professional throughout the application process.

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Support with your summer application

03 August 2016 18:30

Don’t worry – there’s still time to apply to start your teacher training course this September! This online session will provide you with lots of helpful hints and tips on how to make a successful application this August.

University of Warwick – teacher training information evening

10 August 2016 18:00

For an informative evening come to the University of Warwick’s Centre for Professional Education. You will learn about our initial teacher training (ITE) in the early years, primary and secondary sectors to help you decide how to embark on this fun, rewarding and challenging career.

Coventry

University of Warwick CPE Teacher Training Information Evening

10 August 2016 18:00

For an informative evening come to the University of Warwick’s Centre for Professional Education.

Coventry

Teach First – career changer drop-in session

16 August 2016 16:00

Meet with a Teach First recruiter to learn more about the Leadership Development Programme.

Manchester