18/08/2020

The Importance of Teaching English in the UK

The UK has one of the best education systems in the world. Despite this, school students still struggle with their English language skills in both speech and writing. This is why English teachers are integral to the curriculum. Here we look at the importance of English language in society, and why it’s essential to improve young people’s language skills.

Better English could lead to a second language

Britons are notoriously bad at learning languages and very few are bilingual or multilingual. Compared to the rest of Europe, where a large percentage of people speak English as a second language, the UK falls behind.

A good grasp on English could get young people interested in exploring foreign languages, and may inspire them to study languages at A Level or in higher education.

English creates more opportunities for the next generation

In order to help children from immigrant families integrate into society and have the same chances of success, it’s important to improve their language skills. This is just as important for children from underprivileged backgrounds. 

English is one of the most important skills to have in the workplace, and employers need workers who are excellent communicators.

Become an English teacher in the UK

If you want to inspire the next generation to have a better relationship with languages, teaching English could be for you. Find out more about our PGCE 14+ English (Literacy and ESOL) course and help young people improve their employability skills before they enter the workplace.

Through our course, you’ll get to understand the aims and objectives of teaching English at secondary school level or further education. You’ll learn vital pedagogy theories and will get to put them into practice on work placements.

At the University of Bolton, we provide a supportive and friendly environment for teacher training and offer one-to-one mentorship for our students. Our course leaders will get to know you and your career goals, and will tailor the course to help you achieve your dreams. They know every student by name (not by their student number) and will do everything they can to support your personal and professional development.

With our award-winning student services team, there is nowhere better to study for your PGCE 14+ at master’s level. Enrol this September and experience #UniAsItShouldBe at Bolton University.

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