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Modern Foreign Languages: German and French PGCE - Postgraduate University of Portsmouth



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Course info


This course specification provides a summary of the main features of the course, identifies the aims and learning outcomes of the course, the teaching, learning and assessment methods used by teaching staff, and the reference points used to inform the curriculum. This information is therefore useful to potential students to help them choose the right course of study, to current students on the course and to staff teaching and administering the course. Further detailed information on the individual modules within the course may be found in the relevant module descriptors and the Course Handbook provided to students on enrolment.

Educational aims of the course

The Course Specification Guidance Notes include advice on what to include in this section. This programme is designed to provide trainee teachers with the opportunity to study the theory and practice of education from the perspective of learners, teachers, administrators, policymakers and other key stakeholders in the system of formal education. It combines work based at the University with school experience in order to equip trainee teachers with the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to begin to develop as a professional educator. It also provides them with the skills to make effective use of theoretical and research-based evidence to extend their knowledge and understanding and to allow them to reflect critically upon their own personal and professional values. Achievement of the Teachers’ Standards 2012 (DfE) are an essential part of the practical experience in school and the programme as a whole.

The aims of the programme are:

● To equip trainee teachers with a rigorous knowledge and understanding of the core areas of education – professional values and practice, knowledge and understanding and teaching (including planning, expectations and target setting, monitoring and assessment, teaching and class management).

● To enable trainee teachers to recognise the complex interrelationship between educational theory, policy and practice

● To enable trainee teachers to apply educational and research based analysis to issues of their personal practice

● To introduce trainee teachers to conceptual and analytic methods used in educational research and to provide opportunities for the development and application of these tools

● To enable trainee teachers to develop critical, evaluative and reflective thinking in the context oftheir personal practice

● To enable trainee teachers to develop a range of skills and abilities that will contribute to their

effectiveness as a professional educator

● To support trainee teachers in becoming independent learners in their subsequent career development.

● To encourage trainees to progress to completion of a full masters level qualification and make a substantial contribution to the development of their subject pedagogy during the early years of their career in teaching development.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Modern Foreign Languages: German and French PGCE - Postgraduate.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

Students need to pay £14300 for 2020 entry; There may be slight increase in 21/22 entry. Tuition fees are subject to annual increase. Additional cost may apply.

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




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Entry requirement for international students

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, with a minimum of 50% content in an appropriate modern foreign language. Alternatively, native speakers require excellent communication skills in English. A second language to A level (or equivalent standard) in French, German or Spanish. Applicants offering only one foreign language are able to complete a short intensive Enhancement Course in French in order to achieve sufficient competence to teach a second language accurately and confidently at secondary level to at least Key Stage 3. GCSE Mathematics and English language at grade C (Grade 4) or above, or equivalent. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance. Applicants whose first language is not English, and who do not have GCSE English language at grade C (Grade 4) or above, require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component less than 6.0. For most of our Master's degrees, you need a TOEFL score of 91 with a minimum of: 20 in Reading; 19 in Listening; 21 in Speaking; 20 in Writing.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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