English Language for Education
Open doors to the whole world
Good English teachers are needed almost everywhere. Travel the world while teaching people the topic you love. Even during the studies, you will be encouraged to spend a semester abroad.
Connect English with education
You will not only learn how to use English in all its applications but the modern teaching techniques as well. The connection of English as a second language and contemporary teaching processes is the staple of the programme.
Become a part of the department family
The Department of English Language and Literature is not large and in no time, you will get to know both your classmates and the teachers in-class and in the numerous community actions. This is incredibly useful for getting tips for the most interesting courses, help with studies-related stuff, or finding the best café to study in. Moreover, the teachers are helpful and you can always talk to them if you need something.
Do you want to deepen your knowledge of English? Do you want to pass it on in a meaningful way? Have you always wanted to teach English at primary or secondary school? Does being a teaching assistant interest you? Or would you like to teach at a language school? Then the best path for you is to start studying for a Bachelor's degree in our English Language for Education degree programme. At our department, you will learn everything an English teacher needs to know: something about English itself, something about the literature, history, and culture of English-speaking countries, but above all how to pass it on to future students in a modern, creative, and effective way.
We place great emphasis on the practical dimension of the studies, which is why we already include compulsory teaching practice at real schools in the Bachelor's degree. The Bachelor's degree programme will also prepare you for our follow-up Master's programme in Lower Secondary School English Language Teacher Training and will enable you to become a fully-fledged, professional and versatile English teacher – which is needed these days at all levels of schools. Study with us and you will not get lost in the globalised world!
The Department of English Language and Literature is known for its friendly environment, excellent relationships between educators and students, lively community life, and, last but not least, a range of non-educational activities such as the FAME choir or our popular intensive language and methodical course, which uses elements of experiential pedagogy. We greatly support study stays abroad where students can gain insight and valuable experience at other universities (within Erasmus+ and other programmes) – in Spain, the UK, Denmark, Sweden, and elsewhere.
Are you not sure if this is the right programme for you? Are you trying to decide between several similar types of studies? Then you should know that we try to connect English with teaching in all subjects. We are the Faculty of Education – for our department, the preparation of excellent English teachers is our primary goal!
Is this study programme for you?
A future teacher or teacher assistant logically cannot be satisfied with just hearing about English teaching in lectures and seminars. In addition to the theory, the practical dimension is also essential in the preparation of future English teachers. That is why all of our students have to go through reflected teaching practise in primary schools under the guidance of English teachers. We cooperate with selected faculty schools in Brno and the surrounding area. During this teaching practice, an experienced English teacher lets you take a look at their own lessons and thus gives you a glimpse of what you will not find in textbooks.
In addition, we will introduce you to a range of specific learning methods, principles, and tips in the lessons at the faculty – and we and the other students will always provide valuable feedback to you.
Last but not least, we believe that inspiration is also provided by ourselves, teachers at the Department of English Language and Literature, in our own lessons – we do everything we can to be a good model for you in what and how we teach.
As a graduate of our Bachelor's programme, you will be qualified to work as teaching assistants, and you can also work as English language teachers at language schools and on courses or as instructors in free-time centres. You can also work in various companies and institutions.
In addition to this career path, you can also take the path of further studies and continue in the follow-up Master's programme in Lower Secondary School English Language Teacher Training to become a fully qualified teacher.
Apart from the necessary knowledge and skills, we strive to develop the basic attitudes and values of students so that they become active, responsible, and independent members of their professional group and of society.
The applicant files and pays for an electronic application for study through the Information System of Masaryk University (1 November 2020–31 May 2021).
A legalised copy of documents certifying completion of secondary education in the case of applicants wishing to study in a Bachelor's programme, a legalised copy of a Bachelor's degree certificate in the case of applicants wishing to study in a Master's programme or a legalized copy of a Master's Degree certificate in the case of applicants wishing to study in a PhD programme, including the records of the previous study – a summary of completed courses and marks gained, a list of subjects in final exams and their evaluation.
A letter of application (max. 500 words)
Applicants for the Bachelor's programme must demonstrate their English language skills at the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language by submitting a certificate proving their English skills.
Applicants for the Master's programme must demonstrate their English-language skills at the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language by submitting a certificate proving their English skills.
Applicants who have completed previous studies in English-speaking countries (e.g. Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom), need not submit the language certificate.
The documents will be reviewed by an expert Admissions Board appointed by the Dean. The order of applicants will be determined and a decision about admission to study in a programme will be made on the basis of a comprehensive evaluation of the required documents.
The applicant should send the documents in Czech or English to the Office for Studies, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Poříčí 7, 603 00 Brno, the Czech Republic by 31 May 2021.
Recognition of Education and Qualifications:
Secondary school diplomas gained abroad are subject to the Recognition of Secondary Education. If you have certificates issued abroad and wish to enrol at our university (or any in the Czech Republic), you are required to obtain an official document confirming that your certificate is recognised in the Czech Republic. As it can take several months, it is recommended that applicants submit the paperwork required concurrently with their application. Applicants without this official recognition are not permitted to enrol at the university. Please contact the South Moravian Regional Authority (contact person: Dagmar Kostrhůnová, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Detailed Information on the process is available at:
Holders of degrees from universities located in countries in which the Czech Republic has a treaty on the bilateral recognition of academic degrees and titles (at the present time: Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Slovenia), please see https://www.muni.cz/en/admissions/recognition/bilateral
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