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BA Modern languages with Qualified Teacher STatus (QTS) – University of Reading

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BA Modern languages with Qualified Teacher STatus (QTS)

Full time: 4 years

Turn your passion for languages into a profession and gain a degree as well as a teaching qualification.

If you love languages, what about sharing your love and making a difference?

Learning languages is a highly rewarding experience that opens up new communication channels and allows you to explore different cultures more closely. You can now double the reward by training to teach languages while you learn, and help secondary school pupils develop their love for languages.

At the University of Reading you can study for a four-year degree in Modern Languages, inclusive of a Year Abroad, while at the same time training to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a qualification that will enable you to teach in secondary schools in England and Wales at the end of your degree.

From the start you can enrol on any of our degree programmes, and take modules in French, German, Spanish and Italian. In the second year you will be able to opt to commence Initial Teacher Education modules with French, German or Spanish as a main language and opportunities to include any one of the four as a second language.

Studying with leading experts from the Department of Languages and Cultures will equip you with high-level language skills and a sound knowledge of the cultures in which your language or languages of study are spoken. You will be trained by sector-leading educators from the Institute of Education to develop classroom-based teaching skills strongly underpinned by the most recent and relevant research. Currently a £9,000 bursary is available to students during the fourth year of the Modern Languages with QTS course.

Language teachers are in high demand. A Modern Languages degree with QTS will offer you job satisfaction and competitive salaries.

If you want more information regarding the BA Modern Language with QTS you can email:

Entry requirements

Check entry requirements for the language or languages you are interested in here.

Students opting-in to the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) modules will be interviewed during their first year and will need to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching. They will also need to satisfy the requirements laid down by the Department for Education.

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