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Primary French, PGCE

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  • Objectives
    * To improve command of French, including the specific vocabulary required in the classroom * To develop the understanding to teach the language in primary classes * To gain experience of another system of primary education
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements A good degree (2.2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent; clear spoken and written English. A good command of written and spoken French. Candidates attend an interview and must be able to provide recent evidence of working with/observing children in a primary school classroom. Candidates must have grade C at GCSE or equivalent in English, Mathematics and Science
  • Academic Title
    Primary French, PGCE
  • Course description
    The University of Greenwich is part of the Primary Languages Teacher Training Project, a joint initiative of the Teacher Training Agency and the Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale. Alongside the mainstream one-year PGCE primary programme, the university offers fifteen places on a course intended to train graduates to teach the full primary curriculum and offer French as an additional subject. Students follow the standard PGCE primary course and attend classes on the pedagogy of teaching a modern foreign language to younger children. The university works with the Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres (IUFM) Nord-Pas de Calais, a teacher training institution in Lille.

    In January students will spend four weeks teaching in a French primary school, in Lille, Douai or Arras. There are opportunities to meet French student teachers and explore northern France. Students are supported by their class teachers and by academic staff from the IUFM. A tutor from the University of Greenwich visits the students during the placement.

    The Primary French course is for graduates who already have a good command of spoken and written French. If the language was not part of their degree, they need to demonstrate they are significantly beyond A-level standard through having undertaken further study or spent a considerable amount of time in a French-speaking country.

    Courses

        * Inner-city Schooling
        * The Foundation Curriculum
        * Core Curriculum 1 and 2 (English, Mathematics, Science)
        * Education and Professional Studies
        * ICT
        * School Experience

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