School of Education:
Research and Projects
Research within the School of Education currently focuses on issues of teaching English as a second language. Topics include the methods and methodology of teaching foreign languages in general in elementary as well as high schools; issues of transition from one language to another (interpreting, translating, teaching and acquiring a second language); and sociolinguistic and other non-structural aspects.
The research is conducted with support from various sources and within the framework of various programs such as GAČR (the Czech Science Foundation), EU structural programs, programs for further education run by MŠMT (the Czech Ministry for Education, Youth and Sports), and other organizations. Research results are presented at local as well as international conferences and published in prestigious Czech as well as international periodicals such as Slovo a slovesnost, SALi, Naše řeč, Pedagogická orientace, Časopis pro slovanskou filologii, Slavie, The Journal of Culture, and Multilingua.
An important aspect of PCU faculty research activities and their application is to provide methodological support for English teachers. The PCU faculty also participates in the delivery of the internationally-recognized Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults and DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) courses, organized in the Czech Republic by our partner, Akcent International House.