This Teaching Primary Modern Foreign Languages programme has been developed to help schools and individuals develop language teaching methodology, including the use of ICT, in the primary languages classroom.
The course will help you to understand how to integrate the foreign language into other subject areas, such as numeracy and PE, as well as understanding the links between foreign language learning and literacy.
It will focus on how a cultural dimension can enrich teaching and learning in the primary classroom, and make you aware of key national documents and sources of support for primary language teaching. The course will also enable you to build linguistic knowledge and competence in the French language.
The majority of teaching activities will be presented in French, although applicants who wish to teach other modern languages will find that the methodology is transferable. Some reference will be made to Spanish and German if appropriate.
Though mainly aimed at teachers, the course is equally valid for teaching assistants or other suitably qualified adults. You are normally expected to have a first Degree or equivalent, plus a GCSE pass or similar in rench, German or Spanish, although participants with very little language, but plenty of enthusiasm for language learning and for primary language teaching in particular will be welcomed.