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I’m not very good at English, can I still be a primary school teacher? watch

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    I moved from Hungary to England, therefore English isn’t my first language. I just about scrapped C’s in English GCSE. My weak areas are spelling and punctuation, could I still become a teacher??
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    Hiya! If you look online at the professional skills tests in literacy, this might give you some idea of the level of English needed. Every student going into initial teacher training must pass these tests, I’m on my way to take them and I’m applying for primary teaching in September there are practice tests online which may give you an idea about the level needed. Check the websites of any universities you are thinking of applying to as they have sometimes guidance on EAL applicants Best of luck and drop me a message if you have any questions you think I might be able to answer
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    You'll probably have to do some studying or something to help you become better. In primary school you're teaching children English so you need to be confident in it yourself. If you're not confident, they won't be confident, which is important. You definitely can do it, but I think you need to practice yourself first.

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