I've been struggling to find a job ( I'm 16 btw) and am worried that it is too late to apply for one now; most places are full. I was thinking of teaching languages (french and spanish) because I have gcses in them. But I really don't know how to go about teaching younger children languages and how to put myself out there. Any help? Fankoo
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- Thread Starter
- 07-12-2010 19:35
- 07-12-2010 19:49
Thumbs up to wanting to teach languages! If you're only 16 then the best route to get into teaching is to get some A-Levels and then either do a bachelors degree in education or, as I have done, get a bachelors in modern languages and apply for a pgce after graduating. Every language pgce I have come across wants at least A-Level language skills if you want to teach languages. With my degree I also got the chance to live abroad for a year which improved my french way beyond what I could ever have imagined. Good luck to you. It's really refreshing to hear that someone your age likes languages!
- 07-12-2010 20:38
I agree with Netts, A levels and uni is your best bet.
But I had a part-time job as a teaching assistant in a primary school French club, teaching French to a small group.
I rarely used any knowledge above GCSE level, so I'm sure you could do that. But it was only 1 or 2 hours a week and it seems like these kinds of jobs are really hard to come across. It was advertised in my college. Good luck