Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course - Modern Language (French)

The Modern Language (French) enhancement course at the University of Chester is  aimed at pre-ITE trainees who will be teaching a language other than French and who are required by their ITE provider to teach French as a second or third language.

Campus Riverside Campus, Chester
Length 12 and 8 week courses available Full-time
Start date May 2017

Why study the Modern Language (French) Enhancement Course at Chester?

The ML (French) Enhancement Courses at the University of Chester are designed as preparation for a secondary PGCE or School Direct course in Modern Languages.

The course allows graduates to acquire the language skills and confidence to teach French to KS3 and additionally gain an understanding of how to motivate children to learn languages through their own expertise and enthusiasm.

Programme Structure:

Modules (course content)

 Teaching sessions will provide opportunities for the development of speaking, writing, listening and reading skills through interaction with tutors and peers and through a wide variety of authentic materials and resources for the KS3 classroom. The overriding principle will be one of active participation by all students.


The Aims of the MFL Enhancement Course

  • To broaden and deepen existing subject knowledge to a level that provides eligibility for training as a secondary MFL teacher leading to QTS.
  • To gain a fuller and more complete understanding of basic secondary school French and how it is taught in schools.
  • To examine the fundamental role MFL (French) plays in modern society.

It is advisable to be able to offer more than one language when applying for teaching posts, and the ability to teach French to at least KS3 is a distinct advantage, as French is the most widely taught language.

The course is open to any trainee with a provisional place on a Modern Languages postgraduate route to qualified teacher status (QTS).