Degree programme objectives

The aim of the study of Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Spanish Language and Literature is to prepare a qualified and competent teacher of the Spanish language and literature who is comprehensively educated for teaching at secondary schools where Spanish is taught as a foreign language. Input language competence is at the C1 level according to the CEFR; 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.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The aim of the study of Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Spanish Language and Literature is to prepare a qualified and competent teacher of the Spanish language and literature who is comprehensively educated for teaching at secondary schools where Spanish is taught as a foreign language. Input language competence is at the C1 level according to the CEFR; 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.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • act as a Spanish teacher at secondary schools, language schools and other educational institutions where Spanish is taught as a foreign language.
    • produce excellent written and oral expression in Spanish at the C2 level according to the CEFR and is able to explain adequatelly language phenomena in the context of necessities in class
    • use comprehensive knowledge of the social, political, cultural, literary, and linguistic situations in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries
    • act as mediator within intercultural communication, analysing and interpreting information on literature, history, culture and general facts of Spanish-speaking countries.
    • have an overview of modern trends in the use of IT in teaching and to use them properly.
    • competent orientation in the professional terminology of pedagogical and psychological disciplines, enabling them to identify, interpret and refer to basic pedagogical activities.
    • plan effectively, prepare, implement and evaluate their own teaching in line with current curriculum documents.
    • apply knowledge in line with the principles of inclusive education and can use basic diagnostic tools in its teaching practice.
    • in lesson planning and teaching, to take into account flexibly the individual needs of each pupil depending on the determining factors (teaching style, maturity, personality traits, etc.)
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates find positions at secondary schools of various types and orientations as well as in special language schools where Spanish as a foreign language is taught. Having received a complex education, they can find employment in positions that requiere a broad social and cultural overview, ability of critical and analytical thinking and good proficiency in philological, pedagogical and psychological disciplines.

  • Regulated Professions
    • Secondary school teacher
  • Practical Training

    Practical teachers' training is an essential part of a the study program in order to prepare students for the profession of teacher of the Spanish language. The aim of the teachers' training is to enable students to apply their competencies in the real environment of educational institutions, allowing students to use their acquired theoretical knowledge from philological and pedagogical psychological training. The primary goal of the teachers' training is to give students the opportunity to develop important skills that are key to the pedagogical profession under the guidance of experienced teachers and other experts. An integral part of the practice is the evaluation and self-evaluation process. Due to the current trends in teaching, there is a strong emphasis on training in the field of modern technologies, especially e-learning.

  • Goals of Theses

    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. A Master's thesis has the character of an independent empirical research but it is not expected to change the level of knowledge in the area. Students should demonstrate the ability to work critically with specialized texts and sources and apply their acquired knowledge in their own research. Topic of Master's theses should be either didactically oriented or otherwise they should cultivate other methodologies used in foreign language teaching.

  • 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

Abbreviation
N-SJU_
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
15
number of active students

Faculty of Arts
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