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ENHANCING FOREIGN LANGUAGE- MEDIUM PROGRAMMES IN HIGHER EDUCATION A PROJECT REPORT. ANNA ZELENKOVÁ - MÁRIA SPIŠIAKOVÁ Faculty of Economics, MBU in Banská Bystrica. Aim. To introduce the project „ Enhancing Foreign Language-Medium Study Programmes at MBU”

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Enhancing foreign language medium programmes in higher education a project report

ENHANCING FOREIGN LANGUAGE- MEDIUM PROGRAMMES IN HIGHER EDUCATIONA PROJECT REPORT

ANNA ZELENKOVÁ - MÁRIA SPIŠIAKOVÁ

Faculty of Economics, MBU in Banská Bystrica


Aim

To introduce the project

„Enhancing

Foreign Language-Medium

Study Programmes at MBU”

– activity: developing professional competences of teachers teaching in these programmes


Project activities
Project activities

  • Creating new joint-degree study programmes

  • Innovating present courses in foreign languages

  • Teacher training and building a self-study centre for foreign languages


Activity 3
Activity 3

  • Aimed at students’ needs

  • Satisfying teachers’ needs

    To create a space for autonomous learning and improving language and specific-content knowledge


Main prerequisite
Main prerequisite

Professionally prepared teacher

  • Teacher training courses for teachers participating in study programmes in foreign languages (English, German)


Teacher training
Teacher-training

Preparatory phase

1. Needs analysis (questionnaire,

180 teachers, language and pedag. needs)

2. Course design

  • Foreign language improvement

  • Pedagogy / methodology

  • Intercultural competence

    Realisation phase

    4 courses in English, 1 in German


Content
Content:

  • language

  • pedagogy

  • intercultural competence


Topics
Topics

  • co-operative learing and team work

  • facilitation of discussion and academic debate

  • effective questions supporting learning

  • learning by solving problems and by tasks

  • providing feedback

  • understandig intercultural differences

  • classroom management in a English

  • alternative assessment methods


Language competence
Language competence

  • Use of English in the teaching process and academic situations

  • Presenting and communicating views and opinions

  • Communicating in intercultural environment


Pedagogic competence
Pedagogic competence

  • Based on constructivist theory of learning

  • Learning theories (Gardner’s model)

  • Innovative methodology (learner- and learning-centred)

  • Development of student’s autonomy (self-study)

  • Innovation of teaching materials


Intercultural competence
Intercultural competence

  • understanding cultural differences and cultural diversity

  • cultural values and beliefs that influence behaviour

  • body language across cultures

  • culture in the classroom


Trainers experience
Trainers´experience

Teachers appreciated:

  • Acquired knowledge about innovative methodology by practical applications of methods

  • Approaches to syllabus design:

    defining learning outcomes

    communication learning outcomes

    monitoring and assessment

    practical classroom management


Trainers experience1
Trainers´experience

Teachers appreciated:

  • importance of students´reflection on the ways of learning

  • knowledge about learning theories and learning styles (Gardner´s multiple intelligences theory)

  • being in the role of learners


Contribution to the strategic goal of the project
Contribution to the strategic goal of the project

  • changes in and restructuralisation of curricula

  • improved quality of higher education

    Higher competitiveness of university on the European education market


Thanky you

Thanky you.

Questions?


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