Teaching and Learning Modern Foreign Languages in the United Kingdom

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معاهد لغة في بريطانيا have the opportunity to gain more financial support by becoming specialized schools in various fields, such as sports, art, technology, information technology, business, or languages. Specialized language schools, while bidding, develop their department to showcase existing resources and competencies, and then, once the state is approved, they can expand the specific area, but also manage to bring overall improvements to the school. For example, Specialist Language School managed to recruit three Modern Foreign Languages ​​assistants, and each member of the department received a laptop. The classrooms that had been recently renovated were equipped with delta projectors, and a set of computers was built to meet their needs in Information and Communication Technology.

Languages ​​are compulsory 

However, its status implies that دراسة لغة في بريطانيا ​​are compulsory for all students and those students learn two languages ​​in Key. The department consists of eleven staff members and offers German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Latin. Two positions have been created since they successfully bid two years ago. His achievement goal for GCSE Modern Foreign Languages ​​is for 80% of students to get an A to C grade. The school is located in a fairly wealthy area, and the local community is extremely supportive.

It seems that the way schools are subsidized directly related to the potential developments of each school and that unfortunately, in some cases, it is increasingly difficult for a school to escape the vicious circle of the impossibility of expanding further. Schools suffer from a lack of money, test results do not improve, putting the school at the bottom of the leader board, and therefore the school is not attractive to prospective students, which implies that the school does not benefit from extra help because the number of students on roll in the sixth form does not increase.

Staffing is another problem that undermines Modern Foreign Languages ​​departments. In fact, there are not enough language teachers in the UK today, and the current number of language learners in post-16 education shows no sign of potential growth. Universities face numerous closings of language schools due to very few applicants. As an incentive, the Government offers students starting a Postgraduate Certificate of Education a grant of £6,000. And the loans of these students are canceled. After newly qualified teachers successfully complete their first year and obtain their full teaching status, they benefit from a 'Golden Hello,' which is a £4,000 grant.

In the north of England, schools are so understaffed in modern foreign languages ​​that additional incentives have been thought to attract new staff. In April 2005, the French magazine Marianne published an article explaining that Hull University offered to train teachers of Modern Foreign Languages ​​in three and a half months and grant them a grant of € 5700 to do so. One cannot help but wonder about the quality of training received in such a short period of time, and whether the knowledge of newly qualified teachers will be adequate enough to allow them to be efficient professionals in the classroom.

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