From next academic year, Aston is offering a new undergraduate programme which combines a BSc in Spanish, French or German with Qualified Teacher Status within four years. After graduation, successful graduates will be able to apply immediately for modern languages teaching positions in secondary schools without undertaking a PGCE. Like all other MFL degrees at Aston, the new programme includes a fully integrated period of study abroad with extensive preparation and support offered by Aston’s award-winning placement team.
To find out more about this exciting new option for MFL students, please click here.
Connecting Local Schools, Universities and Businesses
Graduates with German language skills are highly sought-after on the British and international labour markets. The Midlands German Network (MGN) is a university-led initiative which fosters cooperation between local schools, universities and businesses. Its aim is to make young people aware of the manifold opportunities, increase the uptake of German, and support recruitment for local employers.
The Midlands German Network will be officially launched at Aston University on January 21, 2015. This launch event will be an opportunity for networking across all three levels. Organisations represented include the German Embassy, the Goethe Institute, and UK-German Connection.
For: Secondary and Primary school teachers, pupils from Year 9 onwards; local businesses and universities, including students; anyone interested in German culture and language.
To find out more about the launch and to register for the event, please click here. Please forward details of the event to interested parties.
Registration deadline: 10 December 2014, although later registration is possible by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions or comments should be addressed to this email address.
Twilight CPD session: How to be OUTSTANDING in the Secondary MFL Classroom at Aston University 10th June 2014
Due to the successful event held on 11th February 2014, CLERA ran a repeat session aimed at Secondary school Modern Foreign Language (MFL) practitioners. The course was attended by Class Teachers, MFL Co-ordinators and Heads of department from across the West Midlands and even as far as Essex.
The aim of the event was to help practitioners to think about what an OUTSTANDING lesson in MFL is and how it is achieved. Gemma Riley, Assistant Principal at Sidney Stringer Academy in Coventry, delivered this practical session with her colleague, Andy Compton who gave some suggestions on how to use iPads in the MFL classroom. Their school was recently awarded ‘Outstanding’. They shared resources, lesson plans and ideas with the delegates.
Many thanks go to Gemma Riley, Andy Compton and to the delegates for making this CPD session such another great success.