Department of English Language and Literature

About the Department

The Department of English Language and Literature is responsible for providing courses in training study programmes of English language and literature. The Department also offers courses in English as a foreign language for other departments at the Faculty of Education. Since the study programme of English Language and Literature is primarily concerned with teacher training, we pay special attention to teaching practice, the newest and most up-to-date teaching methods and techniques and the improvement of our students’ language skills. Students take part in courses on literature, linguistics, the history of English-speaking countries, the methodology of teaching foreign languages, the theory of communication, cultural and translation studies.

For further detailes, see the webpage of the Department of English Language and Literature http://www.ujs.sk/pf/kmf/

Contact

Mgr. Hanusz Szilvia

e-mail:
tel.: 00421 (35) 3260 754
office: T313

News

Bridging Theory and Practice in Teaching English as a Foreign Language


Invitation dokumentum
Registration form dokumentum

Dear Colleague,

 

We would like to invite you to join us on 27 October 2021 for an EFL teacher training workshop, which will be held online on ZOOM. Zoom access data will be sent to registered participants.

Infrastructure of the study program

Spatial, material, and technical provision of the study programme English language and literature teacher training in combination

a. List and characteristics of the  classrooms of the study programme and their technical equipment.

Education in the study programme English language and literature teacher training in combination takes place in following classrooms of Faculty of Education J. Selye University:

T105 (capacity: 30 people)
T107 (capacity: 30 people)
T109 (capacity: 30 people)
T201 (capacity: 45 people)
T213 (capacity: 25 people)
T301 (capacity: 40 people)
T306 (capacity: 25 people)
T402 (capacity: 34 people)
T404 (capacity: 100 people)
T504 (capacity: 25 people)

Each classroom is equipped with presentation techniques. An interactive board can be found in the classroom T 109. The classroom T213 serves as specialized classroom for students of study programme. The equipment includes: 1x laminator, 1x SONY Alpha 6000 digital photographer, 1x Logitech Z-130 reproductor.

Educational board games for teaching English as a foreign language:

  • Package: Tenses 2
  • Package: Conditional Sentences
  • Fun Card English Prepositions of Time and Place
  • Fun Card English Passive Voice
  • Fun Card English Irregular Verbs
  • Fun Card English Conditionals 

b .Characteristics of the study programme information management (access to study literature according to Course information sheets, access to information databases and other information sources, information technologies, etc.). 

The university library provides physical access to the literature for the study programme, at least to the extent of the compulsory literature listed in the course information sheets. The library uses the DAWINCI library information system, which is a modern library information system that integrates the latest elements from server applications, database systems, document management and, in conjunction with library knowledge and experience, transforms them into a comprehensive multimedia library system. Since 2006, the University Library JSU has also used this library information system to manage the library collection, manage loans and admin system of publication activities. The system provides users with access to individual library collections through the OPAC Online catalogue via the website. The University Library of JSU just like other university libraries, is involved in the central register of the admin system of publication activities for the needs of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Slovak Republic. Access of students and teachers to the necessary databases is also solved by remote access via CVTI SR. This approach provides access to foreign scientific journals available in the online databases of individual publishers. The university library organizes workshops that support orientation in publication databases and work with literary sources.

c. Characteristics and extent of distance education applied in the study programme with the assignment to courses. Accesses, manuals of e-learning portals. Procedures for the transition from contact teaching to distance learning. 

For the needs of distance education or education by a combined method, the university has 4 BigBlueButton video conference servers in operation. An alternative tool for distance learning is the MS Teams platform, as part of the Office 365 A1 for faculty package, which is available to all teachers and students.  In 2015, an e-learning system based on the open-source LMS Moodle was created and put into operation at JSU. Moodle continues to offer the possibility of publishing study and additional materials for individual courses, the possibility of assigning homework and electronic testing of knowledge in the authorised zone. In addition to the possibility of cable connection, which is available in the halls of residence, UL and other selected places, students in all JSU buildings have access to the Internet via WiFi connectivity. The person's authentication (login name and password) is required to connect to the network. In 2016, a centralized print system was introduced, which is also available to students.  

d. Institution partners in providing educational activities for the study programme and the characteristics of their participation.

Main institution partners in providing educational activities for the study programme are practising schools and kindergartens which contribute the pedagogical praxis for students of study programme as trainee teachers.

The Faculty of Education is in collaboration with more than 30 practising schools and kindergartens in Slovakia. There are practising schools not only in Komárno, but in Dunajská Streda, Veľký Meder, Galanta, Nové Zámky, Rožňava, Kráľovský Chlmec, Bratislava, Šahy, Štúrovo, Veľké Kapušany, Kolárovo and Rimavská Sobota as well.

In the course of pedagogical praxis students observe and analyse the process of education, learn how to apply theoretical knowledge, and acquire essential skills for the pedagogical profession.

e. Characteristics of the possibilities for social, sports, cultural, spiritual and social activities.

The conditions of providing scholarships from the state budget as well as from JSU's own resources are regulated by the JSU Scholarship Rules and Regulations. During their studies, JSU also provides its students with a stimulating environment. JSU effectively manages and operates JSU Halls of Residence (Dormitories), where it provides comfortable accommodation to university students with suitable conditions for quality housing with adequate hygienic standards and safety.  In the area of the Halls of Residence there is a multifunctional sports ground enabling students to meaningfully spend their free time and play sports. JSU also provides students with catering services in the building of the JSU Conference Centre.  In the university’s Sports Centre, students have the opportunity to play sports and carry out other leisure activities. 

The university also aims to provide opportunities for cultural, social and spiritual activities.   Young talents will find their place in the Cantus Iuventus choir. Students also have the opportunity to visit a chapel established in the Čajka Hall of Residence.

f. Possibilities and conditions for participation of the study programme students in mobilities and internships (indicating contact details), application instructions, rules for recognition of this education. 

J. Selye University offers its students foreign student mobility opportunities within the mobility programmes Erasmus+, Makovecz and CEEPUS.

The Unit for International Relations of Rector´s Office in cooperation with the faculties of JSU regularly organizes information Erasmus+ days and workshops and offers the possibility of personal or online consultations. Promotional materials, leaflets and brochures are distributed to JSU students. At the same time, the Unit for International Relations of Rector´s Office regularly publishes information on its activities on the website and shares information to students, teachers and employees of JSU through the information tools of the university.

Partner institutions
https://www.ujs.sk/en/international-activities/our-partner-institutions.html

Erasmus+
http://erasmus.ujs.sk/en

Other mobility programs
https://www.ujs.sk/en/international-activities/other-mobility-programmes.html

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