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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 £22,467, or £28,098 in inner London and a diverse range of opportunities for rapid career progression.

Support available

You could benefit from tax-free financial support while you train – either as a £27,500 scholarship, or a £25,000 bursary 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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