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Training to teach languages

The benefits 

  • you could get a tax-free bursary of £26,000 or a £28,000 scholarship to support your training 
  • further funding for training with a tuition fee and maintenance loan and extra financial support 
  • when you register with us, you'll receive support from a teaching expert, who will answer all your questions and assist with your application
  • great employment rates - 95% of newly qualified teachers are employed in a teaching role six months after qualifying
  • once you qualify, you’ll benefit from a competitive salary of at least £22,917, or £28,660 in inner London; as your career progresses, so will your salary – in fact, teachers in leadership roles earn on average £57,500, with many earning significantly more 
  • you could benefit from the Teachers’ Student Loan Reimbursement scheme

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What to expect 

The most popular languages taught in schools are French, German and Spanish. The government is committed to increasing the proportion of pupils gaining language qualifications, to do this there is a need for more languages teachers. Additionally, for schools to enter and achieve the English Baccalaureate, pupils will need to study a language GCSE. So, as a languages teacher you'll be in demand. 

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. Find out more on choosing the best teacher training route. 

Enhance your subject knowledge 

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

Upcoming events

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Return to teaching

01 August 2018 18:30

Are you looking to get back into teaching? If you've been a teacher before and are looking to return, our online event will help answer any queries you have! This is an exclusive Q&A with our return to teaching advisers!

Preparing for your teacher training

06 August 2018 18:30

If you've been offered a teacher training place, this online session will answer your questions on how best to prepare for your teacher training.

Preparing for your 2019 application

13 August 2018 18:30

If you are planning on applying for a teacher training course in 2019, this online session will answer your questions on how best to prepare for your application.

Preparing for your teacher training

22 August 2018 12:00

If you've been offered a teacher training place, this online session will answer your questions on how best to prepare for your teacher training.