Primary Teacher Education

Long-cycle Master's Degree Programme
single-subject

General Description

The Department of English Language and Literature participates in a five-year study programme for students of primary pedagogy. The required entrance language level is B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

In the first five semesters students study Phonetics and Phonology, Practical Language and Grammar. At the end of this first five-semester period of their English studies students opt to pass Complex Exam. The level of this exam is B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

If students pass this exam, they can continue studying towards the state exam in English. For these students in the sixth to ninth semester courses called Literature for Children, Didactics and Teaching Practice course as well as several optional courses are offered. After passing the state exam in English students obtain a certificate for teaching English at the first grade of primary school.

If students for some reason decide not to take the Complex Exam, or if they fail to pass the Complex Exam, they continue with an additional two or three semesters of Practical Language classes so that they can pass a language exam. This language exam takes place in the eighth or ninth semester and its level is B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. After taking this exam students’ studies of English are completed, but they do not obtain qualifications for teaching English.

Throughout the studies, emphasis is placed on a creative and active approach to language teaching and learning.