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Can I get PGCE

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by ProspectiveSpanishTeacher, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Hi everyone,

    I would like to do a PGCE in Spanish to become a Spanish teacher.

    I have a degree in Economics, not Spanish, but speak Spanish at almost bi-lingual level due to having lived and worked their for many years.

    I have a Spanish A level, CELTA, and can teach French to a certain level too.

    Is there anyway I would be accepted on to a PGCE?

    Many thanks for all your help in advance,

  2. agathamorse

    agathamorse Senior commenter

    Most PGCE language courses expect you to have a degree in the language or to have at least studied the language for a major part of your degree. You could see if there are any universities still offering the two year PGCE which included a year topping up languages to the required level. My degree was in European Administration with French and German. I spent a third of my degree doing languages including time studying and working abroad to develop my languages - I still had to do the two year PGCE way back in 1993. Incidentally, most schools want teachers who can offer two languages, sometimes both to KS4, often one to KS4/5 and one to KS3, so you would need to brush up your skills and get some qualifications in your second language too.

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