No language is foreign if the guide is a good teacher.

Degree programme objectives

The aim of the study of Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in French Language and Literature is to prepare a qualified and competent teacher of French language and literature, who is comprehensively educated for teaching at secondary schools and language schools or companies where French is taught as a foreign language. The input language competence is at the C1 level according to the CEFR; the output language competence is at the C2 level. Graduates obtain knowledge, skills and competences in theoretical-philological courses as well as in courses of pedagogy and applied linguistics. They have excellent language competence and wide literary and cultural background in their field, being fully proficient in the four main skills of language learning.

During the studies, a great deal of attention is paid to teaching French for business purposes (Français langue professionnelle) and French for specific purposes (Français à objectifs spécifiques). During the studies, the student has the opportunity to practice in some of the companies in Brno, where the French language serves for corporate and business communication.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The aim of the study of Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in French Language and Literature is to prepare a qualified and competent teacher of French language and literature, who is comprehensively educated for teaching at secondary schools and language schools or companies where French is taught as a foreign language. The input language competence is at the C1 level according to the CEFR; the output language competence is at the C2 level. Graduates obtain knowledge, skills and competences in theoretical-philological courses as well as in courses of pedagogy and applied linguistics. They have excellent language competence and wide literary and cultural background in their field, being fully proficient in the four main skills of language learning.

    During the studies, a great deal of attention is paid to teaching French for business purposes (Français langue professionnelle) and French for specific purposes (Français à objectifs spécifiques). During the studies, the student has the opportunity to practice in some of the companies in Brno, where the French language serves for corporate and business communication.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • produce excellent written and oral expression in French at the C2 level according to the CEFR
    • develop critical-approach attitudes in the students
    • use comprehensive knowledge of the social, political, cultural, literary, and linguistic situations in France and other French-speaking countries
    • plan, prepare, analyze, and evaluate the teaching curricula of French in a secondary / high school, language school or in a company, including the management and evaluation of pedagogical practices of students and teachers on the type of school
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates find positions at secondary schools of various types and orientations as well as in special language schools and companies where French as a foreign language is taught.

  • Regulated Professions
    • Secondary school teacher
  • Practical Training

    Students receive four weeks of continuous practical training each semester. This practical internship includes, on the one hand, hours of observation and reflection on the experiences acquired during the lessons and on the other, the hours they teach in class with a tutor. Reflection on feedback is an integral part of Teacher Training Seminars.

  • Goals of Theses

    A Master's thesis has the character of independent empirical research, but it is not supposed to change the state of knowledge in the field. Students must demonstrate their ability to work critically with scientific texts and sources and to apply their acquired knowledge in their own research. The subject of master's theses should be oriented towards the didactics of languages or other methodologies used in the teaching of foreign languages.

    A standard scope of a Master's thesis is about 120,000 characters including footnotes, list of literature, etc.; supplements do not count in the scope of characters.

  • Access to Further Studies

    After completing the Master’s degree study program, it is possible to continue further studies in a doctoral degree study program in Romance languages, Romance literatures, or other appropriate doctoral studies.

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Type
Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
Mgr.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

40
estimated number of admitted
12
number of active students

Faculty of Arts
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