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    Which subject would you reckon is more time consuming to teach at secondary level - English or MFL (Spanish/ French)? In terms of marking, lesson planning etc.
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    (Original post by peanutbuttercup)
    Which subject would you reckon is more time consuming to teach at secondary level - English or MFL (Spanish/ French)? In terms of marking, lesson planning etc.
    They're both very high workload subjects to teach.

    I'd say English probably has a bit more marking workload than MFL (because pupils are more likely to write reams in their own language and there's a big focus on redrafting and improving work to show progress) but marking in MFL is still massive because of the closer focus on accuracy.

    MFL is probably more work to plan in that we tend to teach very "chunked" lessons with a lot of short activities (5-10 minutes) whereas English seems to have more extended, independent tasks.

    I don't think there's a great deal in it when it comes to workload, but they are quite different in terms of how they are taught. I suggest you get some experience (observing/assisting) in both, and see how you feel after that.
 
 
 
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