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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

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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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