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Bc. Specialized Education - Teaching English as a Foreign Language

 

3–year Bachelor’s degree
Full-time and Blended Learning options available
Start September 

The Bc. in Specialized Education combines the study of English as a foreign language with the educational, psychological and linguistic components of teacher training. English skills are developed to a deep level, with attention also paid to cultural and linguistic differences between English-speaking countries. As well as the degree itself, you also have the opportunity to earn the Cambridge CELTA certificate, which qualifies its holders to teach English to adults anywhere in the world.

Programme Essentials

  • Study in an international environment where English is the primary language
  • Work closely with highly experienced lecturers
  • Gain real teaching experience with our long-standing partner AKCENT International House
  • Work towards a Czech-accredited Bachelor’s degree
  • Access career opportunities, supported by your education and practice as an English language teacher
  • Earn advance credit on the internationally recognised CELTA (Cambridge) exam
  • Explore work and internship opportunities via the PCU Industry Network
  • Participate in interdisciplinary projects with other PCU Schools and industry partners
  • Expand your knowledge through the Excellence in Learning and Teaching lecture series

What you study

Year 1

  • General Pedagogy
  • General Didactics
  • General Psychology
  • Introduction to Teaching Practice
  • Introduction to the Study of Language
  • Psycholinguistics
  • English Phonetics and Phonology I
  • English Language Practice I
  • Cultural History of the English-speaking World I
  • Adult Education Pedagogy
  • Educational Psychology in Adult Teaching and Learning
  • Planning for Teaching
  • English Phonetics and Phonology II
  • English Morphology I
  • English Language Practice II
  • Cultural History of English-speaking World II

Year 2

  • Social Psychology in Adult Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching Language Systems
  • English Language Teaching Methodology I
  • Teaching Practice I
  • English Morphology II
  • English Language Practice III
  • English Literature I
  • Teaching Language Skills
  • English Language Teaching Methodology II
  • Teaching Practice II
  • English Syntax I
  • English Lexicology and Semantics
  • English Language Practice IV
  • English Literature II

Year 3

  • Specific techniques in Language Teaching
  • English Language Teaching Methodology III
  • Teaching Practice III
  • Thesis Seminar I
  • English Syntax II
  • English Evolution and Varieties
  • English Language Practice V Teaching Foreign Language For Specific Purpose
  • English Language Teaching Methodology IV
  • Teaching Practice IV
  • Pragmalinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Complex Language Analysis
  • English Language Practice VI

Electives (based on availability and students’ interest) are offered in subjects such as reading, teaching young learners, critical theory, language awareness, extended vocabulary, translation practice, public speaking and teaching students with special needs.

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“I can highly recommend PCU. I specialised in pedagogy and English as a foreign language, combined study for my Bachelor’s degree. The School of Education uses new, modern and truly motivating methods. The programme was challenging but incredibly practical, and advanced my teaching skills." 

Michaela Furiaková

Schedule

The programme offers Blended Learning and Full time study.

Full-time

Full-time students can expect to attend daily classes, with 16 hours per week in class, plus additional workshops & guest lectures. Further independent learning and group work is expected.

Blended Learning

Our Global Blended Degree allows us to offer students a 3-year programme delivered online through our Digital Campus. You will experience the best of a Prague College education by receiving individual mentoring from our professional lecturers and by actively partaking in all lectures and discussions in the university’s Digital Campus alongside your fellow students.

Are you interested in this programme?
Start in September.

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Your Dean and Programme Leader

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Zdenek Starý is Rektor of Czech University Accreditation and Programmes, and Dean of the School of Education. He also pursues his own professional and educational interests in general linguistics. Zdeněk teaches general linguistics, focusing on language structure and issues of cognitive linguistics (undergraduate and graduate level); and tutors PhD linguistics students. Zdeněk holds a CSc. degree in General Linguistics (Charles University) and MA degrees in Czech Studies, Aesthetics and Mathematics (Charles University).

Career Building at PCU

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Practice Makes Perfect

Did you know that teaching practice is a key component of the Bachelor’s programme at PCU? Students receive 480 hours of teaching practice over the three-year programme through staged and progressively more challenging teaching scenarios.
 
Already in the first semester, student teachers begin to test themselves in the classroom, with feedback and constructive guidance given by experienced educators in a friendly environment. Teaching practice takes place in small groups, allowing the student teacher to translate the skills and theory learned in individual modules into reality through actual classroom teaching. Student teachers also have the opportunity to observe expert teachers, and receive in-depth feedback and practice strategies, all of which are important factors in their growth as teachers.
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Meet a Graduate

"I had only the best experience with Akcent College (now Prague City University). The teachers are real professionals, refined specialists in their fields. Everyone, including the staff, was super helpful and accessible at all times. It felt different than other schools. You were really taken care of. As for me, since graduation I've been teaching for Akcent International House in Prague. From day one, I felt confident stepping into my classroom because I already had so much teaching experience. I've met so many lifetime friends and great colleagues. I wish I could have stayed there for longer!" Lukáš Milka

Graduate Careers & Further Study Destinations

After graduation, our alumni are known for securing teaching careers at leading schools and language colleges.
 
Martin Kräussl chose the blended learning format for his Bachelor’s degree and is now employed as an English language and literature teacher at PORG.
 
Tereza Rosenbaumová is an elementary school teacher.
 
Michaela Furiaková obtained her Bachelor’s degree and pursued her Master’s, and while studying started teaching at her local grammar school where she still teaches.
 
Zuzana Jelínková chose the blended learning format is now a language teacher at K Milíčovu elementary language school.

Entry Requirements

  • Confirmation of completed secondary education.
  • English language certificate. Required level: B2 according to CEFR.
  • For all programmes at Prague City University there is a final interview between the applicant and the Programme Leader before the final decision on admission is made.

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Start in September.

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