Modern Languages

The University and school based sessions deliver a programme which aims to provide trainees with a knowledge of the principles of language teaching and learning. Your training will support you in your learning, reflection and teaching in a way that integrates theory and practice at all times. The course qualifies you to teach your specialist language(s) at 11-16 (with post-16 enhancement) and will encourage you to be a reflective practitioner.

The quality of the  course has been outstanding - especially the amount of CPD opportunities we have been offered.

ML trainee

The course includes formal presentations, whole and small group discussions and practical workshop sessions.  Aspects of the course give you the opportunity to pursue particular areas of interest.

Why ML?

Do you have a passion for languages and culture?

Have you experienced working with young people?

Have you spent time living or working abroad?

Want to apply?

Trainees come to the course with a range of qualifications, employment backgrounds and interests. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to work collaboratively, sharing this wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise.

We welcome applications from people with a degree in French, German or Spanish; the ability to teach more than one language (as a joint or subsidiary subject) is particularly welcomed. This will help us to secure school placements for you and will aid you in successfully securing a first teaching post.

Each year we have a number of French, German and Spanish nationals on the course.

Ensure that you have undertaken some ML observation in a UK secondary school before applying.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Please contact us directly to discuss SKEs.

Modern Languages UCAS codes

York (Y50)

  • French with German RX11
  • French with Spanish RXD1
  • French R1X1
  • German with French RX21
  • Spanish with French 2KFX

The Pathfinder Alliance (1VU)

  • French with German 2J85
  • French with Spanish 2JH5
  • German with French 2JH6
  • German with Spanish 2JH7

Yorkshire Teaching School Alliance (15X)

  • French with German 2WFW
  • French with Spanish 2WFX
  • German with French 2GCX
  • Spanish with French 2WFY

Diocese of Middlesbrough Teaching School Alliance (2KH)

  • French 3CNV
  • Spanish 3CNW
  • German 3CNX


Contact us

For enquiries and further information:

Mirjam Buehler-Willey