Lower Secondary School English Language Teacher Training

Follow-up Master's degree in full-time or combined form. The language of instruction is English.

The programme can be studied only as a single subject. Tuition fee is €2,400 per academic year.

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What will you learn?

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 propedeutic 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.

“All the world's a classroom.”

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.

Practical training

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 teacher’s everyday work represents. Teaching practice consists of 380 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.

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Career opportunities

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).

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Jan – 30 Apr 2024)

Criteria for evaluation

Conditions and criteria for admission to study

Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Follow-up studies

As master study programme graduates you can (having met the admission criteria) continue studying in the doctoral study programme of Didactics of Foreign Language.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Education
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction English
Tuition fees
The studies are subject to tuition, fees are paid per academic year
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