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italian teacher

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by crismila, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. I'm applying for a GTP in secondary school and I would like to teach Italian as I am italian and already have experience in teaching italian to adults.
    Would I also need to be prepared to teach French (another more popular language) in order to be accepted to do the GTP?
    If not, what chances of finding work do I have once I gained QTS with Italian only?
    If not many, should I then invest in brushing up my French at least to KS3 level?
    Thank you
  2. With only Italian, your chance of an MFL full-time post will be slim indeed, either for GTP or after qualification, as not many schools offer Italian for GCSE/A Level, or there are enough pupils interested to make it a full-time job for a specialist. So offering another MFL, French, German or Spanish, will be almost essential. Of those French is taught in just about every school, German in most schools and Spanish in increasing number. French or German to KS3 should be seen as the minimum, and should ideally be to KS4 (GCSE).

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