English as a foreign language

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 culture and literature of English-speaking countries) that will form the basis for mastering English both productively and receptively at C1 – C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This level of proficiency involves oral production without a strong /foreign/ accent; a near-native grasp of vocabulary and grammar, and communicative abilities that respect  functional and situational speech fixations as well as cultural and intercultural competences.
  • Theoretical and practical awareness of methodology for the effective management of the teaching of adults. This includes assessing the level and language needs  of a particular group of students/individuals; preparing a study programme corresponding and responding to  learner needs and abilities; clearly defining lesson aims and choosing effective methods to achieve these aims; developing an ability to choose appropriate and effective study materials, and to create one’s 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 on their performance and progress.
  • Functional knowledge of another foreign language (at A2/B1/B2 levels of the European Reference Frame for Languages) that will help the graduate to 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 profile of the BA graduate.