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hi everyone,

I'm doing spanish at uni and i'm thinking about being a spanish teacher, however, i've just looked into doing the PGCE and it seems like i can't get onto the course without A-level or above French. To be honest i hate french and I don't particularly want to teach it.

My questions are...

1) Do you think its worth taking another year or 2 out to get up to the required standard in french so i can get onto a PGCE course
2) how likely is it that i would end up teaching french and not the language i love.

I only found out today that i can't get onto the course without french and it pisses me off cos there is a shortage of language teachers and i feel that i could be good at it. now i'm just really disheartened.
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Well there are Spanish teachers out there so it's more than likely you will be teaching Spanish (diligence and talent permitting). As for French, it would be a means to an end, but you might suck at it if you don't enjoy it. I would do it knowing that when I'm done I'll be teaching Spanish, which is what I wanted to do.
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Well there are Spanish teachers out there so it's more than likely you will be teaching Spanish (diligence and talent permitting). As for French, it would be a means to an end, but you might suck at it if you don't enjoy it. I would do it knowing that when I'm done I'll be teaching Spanish, which is what I wanted to do.
ZJuwel, how did you change your avatar? it won't let me change mine!
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ZJuwel, how did you change your avatar? it won't let me change mine!
Woo-Hoo, success.
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Woo-Hoo, success.
Dude make your own one! The standard ones are so boring!
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Dude make your own one! The standard ones are so boring!
I dunno, there's something about the Umpa-Lumpa's.

Anyway, too tired now, I'll look into when I can be bothered....
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Dude make your own one! The standard ones are so boring!
when i put in the URL to it, doesnt appear.
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when i put in the URL to it, doesnt appear.
Try saving it to your comp (resize if necessary when it's there) and upload.
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Don't be disheartened!!! Can you do another language apart from French? Many Uni's give you the chance to pick up a second language during your first and second years. So you'd have the chance to do another language in the 3 years you're at uni to get up to scratch on another language, before you get onto the PGCE. Just a thought...
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Don't be disheartened!!! Can you do another language apart from French? Many Uni's give you the chance to pick up a second language during your first and second years. So you'd have the chance to do another language in the 3 years you're at uni to get up to scratch on another language, before you get onto the PGCE. Just a thought...
hiya that was me before, i'm already doing portugese freom scratch at joint honours so i don't have any open units. This means they won't let me take up another language at uni. Sadly, i've only found 1 place that seems to do just spanish but you need a first and realistically thats not going to happen.

I think they want everyone to have french cos its the main langauge in schools. I always knew my decision to do chem instead of french for a-level would come back to haunt me.
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