- Field of Social Sciences; discipline: Pedagogy
- Field of the Humanities; discipline: Linguistics.
- Leading discipline: Pedagogy
A unique approach of this program is found in combining the preparation for the profession of both language and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) teacher. Students have the opportunity to learn about language education as well as the basics of teaching natural sciences, mathematics, art, music and physical education in integrated education through the use of English. In addition, students will gain knowledge about bilingual education in Europe and around the world, together with comparing educational programs in different international contexts.
An important element of this course is the combination of practice and theory, which is possible, among other elements, also thanks to organizing many study visits to international and bilingual schools in Poland. Students also participate in continuous pedagogical internship in specially selected schools and preschools, both public and private, in which they become acquainted with various approaches to early language teaching and CLIL approach. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in international projects of both didactic and research nature led by the Faculty of Pedagogy.
All courses are conducted in English. During the course of study students have the opportunity to improve English especially in the area of academic and classroom language. Academic classes take place in small groups of international students, and are conducted with the use of modern technologies, for example to prepare a teacher's portfolio. Classes are taught by Polish and foreign lecturers and practitioners.
Psychological and pedagogical preparation is required from graduates who are to achieve qualifications for teaching English to students of preschool and primary education.
Classes take place mainly in the Faculty building (16/20 Mokotowska St.) from Mondays to Fridays according to the academic calendar.
Internships take place in primary schools, both public and non-public, located in Warsaw and the surrounding area, in grades 1-3. Supervision over the course of the internship is carried out by an employee of the Department who is also responsible for the recruitment of and cooperation with mentor-teachers of students in the schools in which the internships take place.
Due to COVID-19, the first semester classes of the 2020/2021 academic year of the Graduate Programme of Teaching English to Young Learners will be conducted in an online format.
Profile of the graduate
The graduate has obtained theoretical and practical preparation in general education, second language acquisition and English language teaching. She/he received university level education offered in English aimed at preparing novice teachers for pedagogical challenges through reflection and research in the field of language, bilingual and primary education, as well as the culture of English speaking countries. The graduate of this course is prepared to work as an English language teacher in preschool as well as early primary school level (grades 1-3) in diverse cultural and language teaching contexts, including bilingual preschools and primary schools. She/he obtained a wide theoretical and practical preparation to teaching using Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). In this course, a key element in the preparation for the teaching profession is developing the ability to reflect and inquire
The graduate has obtained all necessary qualifications to pursue Doctorale Schools.
The consent to take up studies in the transfer mode is taken each time by the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Education on the basis of an individual analysis of the current course of study and the learning outcomes achieved.
Persons applying for admission to degree programmes in the transfer mode after the first year of study must meet the following conditions:
- have completed at least the first year of second cycle studies,
- have obtained grade point average (comprising exam and credit grades) from the entire course of study in the home institution of at least 4.0,
- present a certificate issued by the dean's office of the home institution confirming that all the obligations resulting from the regulations in force at the home institution have been fulfilled (completion of the year credit, tuition fees).
Persons applying for admission to degree programmes in the transfer mode are asked to contact the dean’s office directly and submit the required documents by September 6, 2019.
In justified cases, the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Education may decide to accept the application for transfer at a later date.
Announcement of results: 20th of September, 2019
Reception of documents:
- I round: 23rd-24th of September, 2019, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
- II round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during I round): 25th-26th of July, 2019, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admissions coordinator responsible for transfers from other universities: mgr Anna Szewczyk 22-55-308-21 firstname.lastname@example.org
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