In 2016, The Department for Education launched a new prestigious scholarship programme to support applicants wishing to train to be a modern foreign languages teacher in England, and successful Languages Teacher Training Scholars (LTTS) receive a scholarship of £28,000 to train as a Modern Foreign Language secondary-school teacher in England (French, German and Spanish). In addition to the financial support, scholars also receive access to a range of professional development opportunities and resources throughout their trainee year. The training can be at university or school level and must be non-salaried. The scholarship is funded by the Department of Education and managed by British Council: more details, including eligibility, can be found on the British Council website.
“The British Council is very pleased to be working with the Association of Language Learning (ALL) to provide an enhanced range of benefits to scholars. These include membership of the ALL for two years for all scholars, which provides access to a range of national and regional events, resources and networking opportunities with those in the MFL sector.” (Vicky Gough, Schools Adviser, British Council).
“We are delighted to support a new intake of British Council Scholars again this year and to welcome them as members of the Association of Language Learning. We hope they will take full advantage of their membership, including the wide range of online materials and the free CPD and social events organised by their local Branch or network. We are looking forward to meeting them at the Language Show in November and again at Language World in March next year at Loughborough.” (Jane Harvey, President ALL).
“To me, being a British Council Scholar means an opportunity to transmit my passion for languages through my teaching, supporting young people’s acquisition of a life skill. As an MFL trainee, it has allowed me to access a huge range CPD and networking opportunities such as the Languages Show in London, talks organised by the Institut Français and BC webinars to enhance my pedagogic skills and make the most of my learning during my training year. I have really appreciated my membership to the ALL, since not only I have had access to resources and information to keep up to date with research and practice, but I have been able to get actively involved with my local branch.” (Isabel Remache, British Council Scholar 2018/2019).