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Teaching Spanish

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by MarthaRobb, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. I have spent over 10 years working in tourism and marketing and during the last 2 years I have worked as an English teacher in Spain. I am now considering a career in teaching Spanish. However, my primary degree is not languages but art and design! I have completed A level Spanish and a number of business and general language courses and in addition have passed the DELE Superior, set by the Instituto Cervantes which is equivalent to level C2 in Spanish. Can I enter a PGCSE couse in Spanish without a primary degree in the subject?
  2. derekdalek

    derekdalek New commenter

    I think you would find it hard to get a job teaching just Spanish in a state secondary. Most state schools look for people who can teach two or more languages. French and Spanish seems to be the most popular combination.
    I have seen some jobs for Fench and German, but not that many. Do you have another language to offer too?
    Maybe you should contact some unis directly or private schools that might take you as a graduate? They have more flexibity. Or maybe look into these free schools that people are setting up. Or what about primary teaching with a language specialism?
  3. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    You could be part MFL and part Art& Design. Lots of MFL teachers teach a non- MFL subject as well.
    There was someone on my PGCE who didn't have a degree in Spanish but had an Institute of Linguists certificate and was bilingual anyway. She was easily the best trainee teacher on the course.

  4. Jeremyinspain

    Jeremyinspain Occasional commenter

    Agree with Derek, if primary appeals to you then there might be opportunities to use your Spanish and a co-ordinator. Some schools use the co-ordinator as a 'specialist' teacher.

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