Profile of the programme and key learning outcomes
The English as a foreign language field of study aims to provide graduates with:
- Thorough preparation in theoretical subjects (phonetics, morphology, syntax, lexicology, word formation, stylistics, discourse, pragmalinguistics, psycholinguistics, the history of the culture and literature of English speaking countries) that will form a basis for mastering English both productively and receptively at C1 – C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (mastering the spoken language without a strong /foreign/ accent; mastering vocabulary and grammar; communicative abilities that respect both functional and situational speech fixations, both cultural and intercultural competences).
- Both theoretical and practical awareness of methodology for the effective management of the teaching of adults (which includes assessing the language needs and level of a particular group of students/individuals; preparing a study program suitable for learner needs and abilities; clearly defining lesson aims and choosing effective methods and ways to achieve these aims; an informed ability to choose suitable and effective study materials, and to create their own materials; managing lessons with reference to age characteristics and learning styles of individuals; assessing learning progress by both formal and informal methods; and providing course participants with qualitative feedback).
- Functional knowledge of another foreign language (at A2/B1/B2 levels of the European Reference Frame for Languages) that will help the graduate to be flexible and find employment.
The number of lessons for individual subjects, the division of subjects into study modules and their focus on the necessary theoretical basis and practical needs of a foreign language teacher, correspond to the characteristics of the graduate.