19/08/2020

Categories: Education and Teacher Training, Postgraduate

Why German is a Great Language to Teach

Getting a PGCE to teach Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) at secondary school is one of the most rewarding jobs you can have. Our PGCE (Secondary) course provides you with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) so you can enter the workplace in your dream career.

If you study at the University of Bolton, you could access the 2020 master’s bursary of up to £3,000 to support your Postgraduate studies, making it a great time to apply.

When choosing your main language to develop, German is a fantastic choice. Here are three reasons why teaching German is important.

1. Germany is the largest economy in Europe

Students learning German at school may have a better chance of developing their careers oversees. Germany is the largest national economy in Europe, and also the fourth largest by nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the world. This makes German an important language for international business and diplomacy.

2. The language is spoken in six countries

German is an official language in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. However, it is also spoken as a native language by 100 million people around the world.

3. It has the same Germanic roots at English

Teaching German could garner great results in the classroom, as many consider it to be an easier language when compared to French or Spanish. English comes from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family, and there are a number of similarities in grammar and vocabulary.

If you would like to find out more about getting your PGCE in German and other languages, visit our PGCE M (Secondary) Modern Foreign Languages with QTS course page. Our programme covers pedagogy strategies for teaching, and our highly experienced team will focus on developing your skills in one specialist language, as well as a number of other languages.

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