Hi MFL teachers, I'm currently a Secondary PCGE student, training to be an English teacher. I've found that the workload for my course -so far- hasn't been as monstous as I'd feared, and I've worked out that I can probably spare a few hours a week in the new year to study a foreign language. In some ways, the idea of learning something totally new appeals, and as I live in London I've found that there are a lot of beginners' evening language classes available both in FE colleges and higher education institutions, such as King's (and I'm a UoL graduate so I qualify for a reduced course fee there). I'm mostly wanting to do this just for my own enjoyment and benefit- and learning Italian or Russian really appeals. But I'm also thinking of my career, and as I've already got an A Level in French, and have spent some time living in France, I've thought about taking a module of a French degree - the O.U. offer one that sounds perfect. I should have time to do it as the final assessment is in the summer, when my PGCE will hopefully be finished. The only trouble is, it costs £850, which is quite a lot to part with. If I did decide to take the degree module, would it improve my employability prospects? Would schools be willing to let me loose on, say, KS3 or even KS4 kids? I should say that studying French to a higher level would also offer me a great deal of personal satisfaction, but I could more easily justify the cost if I thought it might help me get a job, too... Thanks for any advice you might be able to offer!