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Applications to train as language teachers up by a fifth

17 May 2019 (TES)

The number of applications from people wishing to train as language teachers has risen by 22 per cent in a year, according to the latest data. 

Applications for Spanish teacher training were up 21 per cent this April compared to the same time last year, from 1,400 to 1,700, according to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

And applications for French teacher training rose by 14 per cent, from 1,610 to 1,840, while German teacher training applications rose by 16 per cent from 770 to 890. The number of people wanting to become trainee Mandarin teachers also rose – from 120 to 320.

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