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jobs in mfl

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by ucolbey, May 22, 2011.

  1. Hi everybody,
    I was recently made redundant from my job teaching German in a 6th form college.Finding a new post in my area (Portsmouth) seems almost impossible;there is no demand for German/French language specialists.What should I do? Learn Spanish and sit it out until the new English bac kicks in or call it a day and try to restart a new career in industry? PS I'm no spring chicken and I feel time is running out! thanks for your advice Uta
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    As a fellow German mfl, I'm afraid the prognosis is not good. I tried learning Spanish 3 years ago & generally it hasn't made much difference to job prospects. I've existed on supply doing a variety of subjects over the years.
    Sorry it's not more positive.
  3. On a more positive note, purely out of idle curiosity, I had a look at the TES MFL job ads yesterday. After Maths and English, MFL had by far the greatest number of vacancies. Not that that helps if none are in your area or language. It has to be however a measure of the effect of the introduction of the ebacc.
    Good luck in your search.

  4. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    It's also worth looking regularly at thewebsites of schools in your area for their posted vacancies.
    Go to the Council website for a list of schools and their website addresses.
  5. Germanists - Staffordshire is the place to be! There have been LOADS of German jobs advertised locally, including one that was German only. Not very helpful to me, though, as I'm a Hispanist
  6. I've studied/am studying Spanish and that helped me to land a job as a French/Spanish teacher, despite my love of German.
    Now I've got my foot in the door, they've said I can introduce German...


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