Lower Secondary School English Language Teacher Training
Open doors to 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, helping 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.
Would you like to study in an inspiring, resourceful and creative environment? This is exactly what our study programme of “Lower Secondary School English Language Teacher Training” offers. Its aim is to prepare you for the profession of an English language teacher at a lower secondary school. The whole study programme, i.e. subject-matter and propaedeutic courses of teaching, is characterised by connecting theory and practice.
As part of the study programme you will have an opportunity to do your teaching practice in three different schools. Your experience will be analysed in reflective seminars and other related courses. In the master’s study programme, didactics of English language teaching has become a priority together with the effort to establish links between didactics and linguistic, cultural and literary disciplines.
The emphasis is on our students’ ability to apply the acquired knowledge to their teaching practice at lower secondary schools. Having prospective teachers in mind, the teachers at the English department employ such teaching methods which provide a teaching model to our students -prospective teachers.
We offer a full-time and a combined mode of the Lower Secondary School English Teacher Training Programme. The Department of the English Language and Literature is well-known for its friendly atmosphere, extraordinary relationships between students and teachers, rich community life and, last but not least, for a number of extracurricular activities. You can join the FAME choir or take part in a popular intensive language and methodology course which employs features of experiential learning. We also support student stays abroad, which can enable them to gain the necessary insight and valuable experience at foreign universities – in Great Britain, USA, Spain, Denmark, Sweden and other countries.
You might not be sure whether this is the right study programme for you. Are you trying to decide between close types of study programmes? Well, you might be interested to know that we are trying to focus on English from the point of view of teaching. We are a teacher training faculty: to prepare excellent teachers of English is a priority of our department. The study programme is aimed at graduates from bachelor study programmes preferably focusing on teaching of English as a foreign language.
The combined mode of the study programme usually takes place once in two weeks, on Fridays. Common core courses can be scheduled twice or three times in a term, including Saturdays.
Teaching practice will help you to acquire professional competences indispensable for teacher’s everyday work. You will learn about the roles the teacher performs while teaching. It will help you to realise your own needs related to the teaching profession. Gradually, you will become responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating your teaching. You will get a clear idea of what the teacher's everyday work represents. Teaching practice consists of 280 hours divided into three terms and is conceived as a structured system of subsequent courses. Reflective seminars will provide you with a unique opportunity to share and reflect on your experience.
The study with us will help you to acquire the necessary competences of a teacher of English at a lower secondary school or at language schools. Besides, you can work in institutions which run afternoon clubs and anywhere where excellent knowledge of English is required (e.g. in civil service).
Master’s degree programmes include some or all of the following admission requirements:
Bachelor’s degree certificate
Proof of qualifications (diploma copy certified by an authorised university office or a public notary) including a final transcript of records. A diploma or transcript of records not issued in English or Czech should be accompanied by an official English language translation, stamped and signed by an authorised translator or university office.
Certificate of proficiency in English
You must prove that your command of the English language is sufficient for you to follow courses without language-related difficulties. The following are accepted:
TOEFL score of over 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet-based)
IELTS score of over 6.5, Cambridge CAE (B grade or higher) or CPE (C grade or higher)
Native speakers and holders of degrees taught in English are exempt.
Please note that the above scores may not be sufficient for some faculties or departments. You may be asked to demonstrate your English proficiency e.g. in a video conference interview.
Summary of education, relevant work experience, skills, etc.
Statement of purpose
Document outlining your personal and professional motivation for applying for studies in a given degree programme.
You may be required to provide references from a teacher or thesis supervisor.
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