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Applications for 2021 now open

Help lead a revival in modern foreign language teaching

In an increasingly globalised world, the ability to speak additional languages can provide a major career boost for school leavers. But the number of pupils taking a language GCSE exam has declined by 45% in the last 15 years.
There is also currently a shortage of modern foreign languages (MFL) teachers in schools across England. New Spanish and French teachers are particularly needed, due to rising and declining numbers of exams being taken respectively.
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I really enjoy teaching, it's been an amazing experience so far, I've learned so much about myself... without Teach First I don't think my dream of being a teacher would've come true.
Elisabeth Rivard,
Soham Village College
2nd year trainee

Inspire them and change your life

If you're looking for a rewarding way to use your language knowledge and ensure that it doesn't fade away, teaching a foreign language might be your ideal career. Not only will you help to ensure that the next generation have the language skills they need, you'll get to immerse yourself in the world of languages further.
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You'll also:

  • gain a fully-funded PGDE, worth double the credits of a PGCE
  • receive expert support from your school and from us
  • help us to fight educational inequality
  • get to speak the language you love every day
  • inspire pupils to embark on their own foreign language journeys.

Why train with Teach First?

Our Training Programme is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the classroom, right from the start. After five weeks of intensive training at Summer Institute, you'll get straight into the classroom at your placement school, and earn a salary from day one.
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Our country needs teachers, now more than ever. Join our most important cohort for a generation. Places for our 2021 Training Programme now open.

Training Programme

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Learn to teach and lead with our salaried, on-the-job training. Gain highly-rated teaching and leadership qualifications with expert support – and no fees.

Training with us

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