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Subject Knowledge Enhancement: French

Education, Teaching and Childhood Studies

About the course

Our French subject knowledge enhancement programme is designed for graduate linguists who have been offered a place on an Initial Teacher Training course.

This programme enables you to learn French to teach it confidently to Key Stage 3 (pupils aged 11-14), and potentially beyond.

Your tuition is fully funded by the National College for Teaching and Learning, and you’ll receive a bursary to help with living costs for the full twelve weeks. 

Key facts

Tuition fees

UK/EU:

*Please note, Home/EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed and may increase.

Tuition is fully funded by the National College for Teaching and Learning, and you’ll receive a bursary to help with living costs for the full twelve weeks. 


A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,280 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.


More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements

Applicants must have been offered a place on an Initial Teacher Training course, and in order to receive a bursary, completion of the SKE course must be a requirement for a place on the course.  It is helpful to indicate interest in the Subject Knowledge Enhancement in your personal statement.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.

For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Admissions status

Open for admission in 2018/19

Mode of study: Blended between Hull Campus and distance learning

Duration: 12 weeks full-time

Study information

Monday 4 – Friday 15 June:

If you have not studied French before, or have only very basic French, you will undertake a two-week face-to-face module at the university, which will give you a firm grounding in French grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

If you have GCSE French or equivalent, you will complete two weeks of distance learning, designed to revise and refresh prior learning.

Monday 18 June – Friday 10 August:

You will participate in eight weeks of intensive face-to-face study in Hull, led by friendly and enthusiastic teachers who have taught French in UK secondary schools before joining the university.  The blend of tuition, partner and group work and independent study  optimise learning and give you the opportunity to ‘test drive’ your French before using it in your own teaching.

Monday 13 – Friday 24 August:

You will complete two weeks of distance learning – an ideal time to visit a francophone country and practise your newly acquired French. 

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

Previous participants of the Hull French SKE have found the course invaluable, since it has equipped them not only with an additional language, but also with an insight into the skills involved in teaching Modern Foreign Languages in the UK classroom.