Teacher and students at Kelvin School

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Subject Knowledge Enhancement: French

Postgraduate - Taught SKE

Open for admission in 2019/20

Start in June

Full time
SKE 12 weeks

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 DfE (Department for Education), and you’ll receive a bursary (if eligible) to help with living costs for the full twelve weeks. 

If you require any further information, or would like to discuss the course, the Academic Coordinator would be pleased to hear from you on:l.haddock@hull.ac.uk

If you would like to apply for the Subject Knowledge Enhancement programme, either you or your Initial Teacher Training provider can contact the following team for a referral form:

face-admissions@hull.ac.uk or 01482 466028 / 465974. 

What you'll study

Monday 3 – Friday 14 June 2019:

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 17 June – Friday 9 August 2019:

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 12 – Friday 23 August 2019:

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

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

Blended between Hull Campus and distance learning

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Hull Campus

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Fees and funding

Tuition is fully funded by the DfE (Department for Education), and you’ll receive a bursary (if eligible) to help with living costs for the full duration of the programme.

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.

If you require any further information, or would like to discuss the course, the Academic Coordinator would be pleased to hear from you on:l.haddock@hull.ac.uk

If you would like to apply for the Subject Knowledge Enhancement programme, either you or your Initial Teacher Training provider can contact the following team for a referral form: 

face-admissions@hull.ac.uk or 01482 466028 / 465974

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 academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

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.