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PGCE (Secondary): Modern Languages

Goldsmiths, University of London
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Virtual open day
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Start dates
04 January 2022

20 April 2022

Program description

PGCE (Secondary): Modern Languages

This programme encourages an interactive teaching approach that builds confidence, develops understanding of how the language system works and leads to purposeful language use. It provides you with the tools to make the study of language stimulating for the full range of learners.

Why study PGCE (Secondary) Modern Languages at Goldsmiths?

  • Choose between French, German, Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin Pathways. (Availability of Arabic and Mandarin places depends on available placements; we advise that you apply early to avoid disappointment)
  • You’ll work with young people from a wide range of backgrounds, aptitudes and needs. This is challenging as well as exciting, and the programme offers a gradual and supportive introduction to the classroom. You'll spend time in subject-specific groups, looking at issues and resources particular to their languages.
  • We'll help you to understand what constitutes ‘good practice’ in teaching.
  • We encourage students to develop a second or third teaching language, and we build in opportunities for you to teach each other.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to use stories, songs, drama, multimedia, and artworks in your practice.
  • Learn how to develop engaging content and teaching strategies. You’ll have the chance to work with Primary PGCE colleagues to look at the implication of teaching languages in primary schools on policy and pedagogy.

Admission requirements

You'll need:

  • to meet our fitness to train requirements
  • a GCSE Grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics. Please note, we can only accept some UK and international GCSE equivalent qualifications. A complete list of accepted UK GCSE equivalencies can be found here: link. If you have a non-UK qualification that you believe is GCSE equivalent, you must check this with the Admissions team.
  • an undergraduate honours degree, at 2:2 or above from a university in the United Kingdom or an international equivalent that includes an appropriate element of French, German, Spanish or Mandarin or an A-level (or equivalent) in French, German, Spanish or Mandarin (normally at Grade C or above).
  • For European languages, some knowledge of one of the other languages, ideally as a subsidiary subject in your degree or at A-level, but GCSE or O-level is a help as a starting point. This requirement does not apply to Mandarin students.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Home - full-time: £9250
  • International - full-time: £17370

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Goldsmiths, University of London

With an academic legacy dating back to 1891, Goldsmiths has a rich heritage in the arts and creative disciplines and offers degrees in subjects from the humanities and social sciences to computing and law. Students at Goldsmiths are encouraged to...

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Why study at Goldsmiths, University of London

At Goldsmiths we're constantly exploring, questioning and reshaping the world. You can challenge yourself through our innovative degrees and world-leading academics that will inspire you to see the world differently.

At Goldsmiths you’ll change how you think and be inspired to develop fresh ideas and new approaches to your studies. We champion degrees that provoke thought and stretch the imagination. That’s why so many of our former students are leading the way in reshaping the sociocultural landscape on a global scale.

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Goldsmiths, University of London

8 Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom

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