Admission rules for candidates with Polish diplomas
The programme is open to holders of the bachelor, master, engineer or equivalent degree in any discipline.
Candidates are qualified for the studies based on the results of their interview.
Knowledge of English at least at C1 level is required.
A positive result of the admission procedure is equivalent to confirmation of the candidate’s competence to study in English (in the case of candidates who do not have proof of at least C1 level of English).
An interview in English concerning the knowledge of four texts, the titles of which are given below.
The oral exam interview is designed to assess the candidates’ motivation, commitment and readiness to pursue the studies at the Graduate Programme in Teaching English to Young Learners. The interview will be conducted in English via an online platform. The questions will address reasons for wanting to teach, the candidates’ previous experiences related to teaching and learning, as well as the candidates’ awareness of the important current issues in education. The aim of the interview is to assess communication skills appropriate for professional situations, ability to explain the ideas, and ability to justify them. Therefore, candidates will be asked to read thoroughly the four sources indicated, which will be the starting point for the interview.
- Have you worked with children in any context? What experiences have been important in your decision to apply?
- What character features or abilities make you suitable to be a teacher?
- Consider what you think the qualities of effective teachers are. Why do you believe this?
- What are some current issues related to educational topics covered by the media?
- What difficulties are you likely to encounter as a teacher and how would you deal with them?
- Do you have any special skills that would contribute to your role as a teacher?
- What issues discussed in the selected texts do you find important and interesting? Justify your answers.
Maximum number of points: 100
Minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 50
Literature to the qualification review:
- Palmer, Parker. The Heart of a Teacher: Identity and Integrity in Teaching. The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life, by Parker J. Palmer, Jossey-Bass, 2017, pp. 9–34.
- Palmer, Tsisana. 15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher. Edutopia, George Lucas Educational Foundation, 20 June 2015, https://www.edutopia.org/discussion/15-characteristics-21st-century-teacher
- Robinson, Ken. Do Schools Kill Creativity?. TED, 2006, www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_do_schools_kill_creativity?language=en<http://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_do_schools_kill_creativity?language=en
- Terada, Youki and Merrill, Stephen. The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2020. Edutopia, 4 Dec. 2020, www.edutopia.org/article/10-most-significant-education-studies-2020
Admission rules for candidates with foreign diplomas
The admission criteria are the same as for candidates with Polish diplomas.
Date of the qualifiaction interview: 12th of July, 2021, from 12:00 noon to 6 p.m. (exam will be conducted online)
Announcement of results: 20th of July, 2021
Reception of documents:
- I round: 22nd-23rd, 26th of July, 2021
- II round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during I round): 27th-28th of July, 2021
- III round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during II round): 29th-30th of July, 2021
- additional rounds will be announced in case of not fulfilling the limits
Student's ID payment (ELS)
List of required documents submitted by candidates qualified for studies
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