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PGCE (Secondary) Modern Languages, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #417 (QS) ,
This PGCE (Secondary) Modern Languages programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, 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.

About

Why study PGCE (Secondary) Modern Languages at Goldsmiths, University of London?

  • Choose between French, German, Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin Pathways.
  • 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 art works 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.

Programme Structure

In the Autumn Term, College-based sessions complement school-based work by covering issues raised in lesson planning – eg. speaking skills, group work, or using ICT. The sessions are based on workshop-type activities, but offer the opportunity to reflect on the underlying teaching principles.They also allow you to follow up General Professional Studies by exploring equal opportunities, classroom management, Every Child Matters and Inclusion.For the Spring and Summer Terms, you move to a second school and take on more responsibility for teaching classes; you may also continue to team-teach with your mentor in school.Your university tutor and mentor share responsibility for assessing your teaching practice, and help you identify your strengths and work on any weaknesses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Apply early to avoid disappointment
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

You'll need:
  • to meet our fitness to train requirements
  • a GCSE Grade C or above (or recognised equivalents) in English Language, Mathematics, and a science subject (including Combined Science)
  • an undergraduate honours degree, usually 2:2 or above, from a university in the United Kingdom
Ideally your degree would be related to your chosen programme, or you would have studied the subject as part of your degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15040 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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