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From Modern Languages graduate to working as a Mandarin teacher
We are genuinely committed to your continued professional development and our close relationship with the Sheffield Teaching School Alliance ensures we are well placed to provide expertise to support your train to teach Mandarin journey. We have helped hundreds of trainees into teaching careers in many of our excellent partner schools and beyond. Our hard-working and experienced team of Lead Teachers and Mentors will work closely with you and each other to ensure you receive individual, targeted support and guidance to help you reach QTS and gain employment as a Mandarin language teacher in the UK.
Train to teach Mandarin with our Modern Languages SCITT Programme
We are delighted to be working with the Swire Chinese Language Foundation to offer training to be a teacher of Mandarin. This is offered via our Sheffield and Peak District Hub and in our soon-to-be-launched Newcastle Hub. Offering relevant placements in two contrasting schools, you’ll train to reach Qualified Teacher Status and gain a PGCE. You’ll have the opportunity to develop plans and strategies for modern language lessons, gaining hands-on experience in the classroom.
The National Modern Languages SCITT offers this course as Mandarin with French, German, Italian or Spanish (course code U562) in the Newcastle Hub, or Mandarin with French, German or Spanish (course code H035) in the Sheffield & Peak District Hub.
First class, school-based training
You’ll receive regular online and face-to-face support and training for both you and your Mentor. This is backed up by support and advisory visits from your nominated Lead Teacher. You will also attend the NML SCITT Day Schools, run by experts in modern languages teaching. Plus you attend PGCE seminars with university lecturers and all our teachers in training have full access to the facilities at Sheffield Hallam University. During your initial induction period, you’ll get the chance to meet other Mandarin and modern language trainees, with the encouragement to build a close-knit network of peers who will act as additional support throughout your training to become a Mandarin teacher and your career.