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Graduate Programme in Teaching English to Young Learners, full-time, second cykle (S2-GPTE)

(in Polish: Graduate Programme in Teaching English to Young Learners, stacjonarne, II stopnia)
second cycle programme
full-time, 2-year studies
Language: English

    The limit of placesis common to allcourses and specializations within full-time second-cycle studies at the Faculty of Education

    The minimum number of persons admitted (within allpathsof qualifications) to being the subject of specialization start: 20 for each group

    Specializations:

    • English for Young Learners and CLIL;
    • English for Young Learners, CLIL and Early Education*.

      *specialisation designed for candidates who are qualified to teach English in kindergarten and grades 1-3 of primary school

      The new graduate programme in teaching English to young learners with special focus on content and language integrated learning (CLIL) and bilingual education is funded by the grant under the Operational Programme in Poland: Human Capital, IV Higher Education and Science.

      SELECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

      The graduate of this Programme:

      Knowledge

      • has specialized knowledge about sociological, psychological and pedagogical theories concerning young learners’ development and education, as well as their implications for various teaching contexts.
      • knows teaching methods appropriate for pre-school and early school children
      • has a rich range of lexical and grammatical structures as well as knowledge of spelling and phonetics which allows using English at an advanced level

      Skills

      • uses theoretical knowledge to design teaching and learning processes at different stages of education including practical applications of various phenomena of social life 
      • evaluates and justifies the effectiveness of teaching methods used  at different stages of education and is able to prepare evaluation reports in English, both in written and oral form
      • adjusts teaching methods to individual learners’ needs at different stages of education
      • uses English to prepare a range of written work at C1 level
      • uses English to prepare oral presentations at C1 level

      Competences

      • understands the need for continuous professional development  by integrating knowledge from a variety of fields
      • their pedagogical activities result from reflection and analysis of practical experiences in working with children
      • cooperates with other teachers and school professionals while problem solving, supports others and uses others’ support to contribute to democratic functioning of the institution
      • is creative, open to new initiatives and innovations in teaching, leading towards  learner  development, parental involvement  as well as the integration  with local community.  Cares for preserving the cultural heritage

        ECTS Coordinators:

        Qualification awarded:

        Second cycle degree - magister - in Graduate Programme in Teaching English to Young Learners
        Second cycle degree-magister–in Education, speciality: English for Young Learners and CLIL
        Second cycle degree-magister–in Education, speciality: English for Young Learners, CLIL and Early Education

        Access to further studies:

        third cycle programme, non-degree postgraduate education

        Access requirements

        ranking of first cycle diplomas

        Learning outcomes

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        1. Learning outcomes:
        On completion of the programme of study the graduate:
        • has an expanded knowledge of the sociological, psychological, pedagogical concepts regarding children’s and youth’s development and education, as well as their institutional implications and cultural conditions;
        • knows educational methods suitable for preschool and early childhood education;
        • has a rich language resource (vocabulary, grammar, spelling and phonetics) enabling the use of English at an advanced level;
        • can use theoretical knowledge to design learning situations at different stages of education including the practical effects of various social life events;
        • is able to assess and to substantiate the effectiveness of educational methods used in work with children at different stages of education, make a written evaluation report in English, as well as prepare an oral presentation of the results;
        • can adapt pedagogical activities to the individual needs of children and youth at different stages of education;
        • has the ability to prepare a variety of written works in English at C1 level;
        • has the ability to prepare presentations in English at C1 level;
        • understands the importance of the need to improve their professional competence in an interdisciplinary dimension;
        • undertakes pedagogical activities which are the result of reflection and in-depth analysis of their practical experience in working with students;
        • is able to work in a team of teachers when solving important problems for education in a given institution, to support others and benefit from the support, create a democratic culture of the functioning of the institution;
        • is creative and open to new initiatives and educational innovations for student development, the integration of parents and the local community with an educational institution; takes care of the preservation of cultural heritage.

        2. Studies in ECTS credits and the number of semesters: 120 credits, 4 semesters
        3. Number of ECTS credits attributable to:
        - fundamental courses: 24 ECTS;
        - practical courses, including laboratories and projects: max. 10 ECTS
        - elective courses – 50 ECTS
        4. Pedagogical practice: 150 hours, 10 ECTS within individual modules

        Competences:
        During practice, students shape their didactic competence by:
        1) getting acquainted with the specificity of the institution where the practice was taking place, including: getting to know the didactic tasks carried out, the functioning of the institution, the organization of work, the employees, the participants of the didactic process, as well as the records kept;

        2) observation of classes in educational institutions,
        3) cooperation with the mentor teacher,
        4) conducting classes (acting as a teacher)
        5) analysis of experiences (analysis and interpretation of observed or experienced situations and didactic events).

        Course structure diagram:

        Abbreviations used in tables:
        lect - Lecture
        wyk_kon - Participatory lecture
        cl - Class
        egz - Examination
        kon - Seminar
        pr_ped - Pedagogical placement
        sem - Seminar
        sem_mgr - Master's seminar
        war - Workshops
        c - Pass/fail
        e - Examination
        g - Grading
        First year Graduate Programme in Teaching English to Young Learners, English for Young Learners, CLIL and Early EducationECTSlectwyk_konclegzkonpr_pedsemsem_mgrwarexam
        GPTE-Teaching practice 190c
        30c
        6*e
        Core Modul: English Language Teching21 or 16*e
        Introduction to CLIL030c
        Literature and Drama in ELT30c
        Overview of English teaching approaches and methods0c
        Teaching English to young learners30c
        Teaching English to young learners030c
        Teaching Literacy in bilingual settings30c
        Assessing and Evaluating YL Language Teaching and Learning30c
        CORE MODULE 2: LANGUAGE and LINGUISTICS12 or 6*e
        English phonetics30c
        Pedagogical grammar30c
        Second Language Acquisition and Classroom Language Learning60c
        CORE MODULE 3: TOOLS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT20 or 8*e
        Professional and academic discourse30c
        Practicum and clinicc
        Research methods in education30c
        Action research: The design and carrying out a small-scale teacher research study30c
        Tools of reflective teaching: (Introduction to Teaching Portfolio)30c
        Specialisation module EE-part A6*e
        SM-Human biological development – conditions and needs15c
        SM-Polish language for teachers30c
        SM-Children`s Literature30c
        SM-Mathematics for Teachers30c
        Total:121051209060270
        Second year Graduate Programme in Teaching English to Young Learners, English for Young Learners, CLIL and Early EducationECTSlectwyk_konclegzkonpr_pedsemsem_mgrwarexam
        60c
        30c
        6*g
        10*e
        Total:166030
        First year Graduate Programme in Teaching English to Young LearnersECTSlectwyk_konclegzkonpr_pedsemsem_mgrwarexam
        Core Modul: English Language Teching21 or 16*e
        Introduction to CLIL030c
        Literature and Drama in ELT30c
        Overview of English teaching approaches and methods0c
        Teaching English to young learners30c
        Teaching Literacy in bilingual settings30c
        Assessing and Evaluating YL Language Teaching and Learning30c
        CORE MODULE 2: LANGUAGE and LINGUISTICS12 or 6*e
        English phonetics30c
        Pedagogical grammar30c
        Second Language Acquisition and Classroom Language Learning60c
        CORE MODULE 3: TOOLS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT20 or 8*e
        Professional and academic discourse30c
        Practicum and clinicc
        Research methods in education30c
        Action research: The design and carrying out a small-scale teacher research study30c
        Tools of reflective teaching: (Introduction to Teaching Portfolio)30c
        Master's seminar I1260c
        Total:1260606060210
        Second year Graduate Programme in Teaching English to Young LearnersECTSlectwyk_konclegzkonpr_pedsemsem_mgrwarexam
        CORE MODULE 4: GENERAL EDUCATION AND PEDAGOGY24 or 18*e
        Bilingualism/Multiculturalism: Critical Issues and practices30c
        CLIL in different contexts30c
        Curriculum studies030c
        60c
        Educational psychology30c
        Philosophy of education30c
        Special education30c
        COMPLEMENTARY MODUL 1: ENGLISH at C110e
        English integrated skills 1c
        English integrated skills 2c
        Listening and speakingc
        Reading and writingc
        Art education30c
        Cooperation with parents at school0c
        EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION22 or 13*e
        Education Problems Laboratoryc
        Language education30c
        Mathematics education30c
        Music education30c
        Science education30c
        Teaching Methods Laboratoryc
        Teaching Practice in a Kindergarden/Schoolc
        General university courses6
        Total:16306021090
        First year Graduate Programme in Teaching English to Young Learners, English for Young Learners and CLILECTSlectwyk_konclegzkonpr_pedsemsem_mgrwarexam
        GPTE-Teaching practice 190c
        30c
        6*e
        Core Modul: English Language Teching21 or 16*e
        Introduction to CLIL030c
        Literature and Drama in ELT30c
        Overview of English teaching approaches and methods0c
        Teaching English to young learners30c
        Teaching English to young learners030c
        Teaching Literacy in bilingual settings30c
        Assessing and Evaluating YL Language Teaching and Learning30c
        CORE MODULE 2: LANGUAGE and LINGUISTICS12 or 6*e
        English phonetics30c
        Pedagogical grammar30c
        Second Language Acquisition and Classroom Language Learning60c
        CORE MODULE 3: TOOLS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT20 or 8*e
        Professional and academic discourse30c
        Research methods in education30c
        Action research: The design and carrying out a small-scale teacher research study30c
        Tools of reflective teaching: (Introduction to Teaching Portfolio)30c
        Total:690609060240
        Second year Graduate Programme in Teaching English to Young Learners, English for Young Learners and CLILECTSlectwyk_konclegzkonpr_pedsemsem_mgrwarexam
        60c
        30c
        6*g
        Total:66030

        Admission procedures:

        Visit the following page for details on admission procedures: https://irk.oferta.uw.edu.pl/