Becoming a Language Teacher in England

Now is an interesting time to start teaching a modern foreign language in England. The government is committed through its EBacc ambition to increasing the number of pupils taking a language to GCSE level, so as a languages teacher you’ll be in demand by schools. The most popular languages in schools are French, Spanish and German.

As a trainee teacher, you could benefit from a tax-free £10,000 bursary  to support your training year. There’s even support in place before you apply - when you register with the Department of Education’s Get Into Teaching website, you could receive free tailored advice from a teaching expert throughout the application process.

Once qualified, from this September newly qualified teachers will benefit from a 2-year support package. This is based on the based on the Early Career Framework which you can read about here:


How can ALL support me as a trainee teacher?

ALL is the UK’s major subject association for teachers of languages, and we exist to support and represent language teachers. We’re here to help you on your journey to become a language teacher, so join us as a trainee teacher by becoming a Student Member.

Applicants for ALL student membership are entitled to two years’ membership at this subsidised rate to support you in training and then subsequently in your NQT year.

An annual student membership costs just £27.50.

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