- B1 CEFR level of English
- secondary school leaving certificate with its legalization or apostille
- certified translation into the Polish language of the certificate together with its legalization or apostille
- copy of valid visa or other document legally entitling to stay within the territory of Poland (concerns the citizens of the countries which have no visa exemption agreement with Poland)
- medical certificate allowing the candidate to study within the selected language program and mode of study
- on-line application form
- more information concerning the admission procedure
Language and Literature Program - American Studies is offered in four speclialisations:
- Translation Program
- English for Business and Tourism Program
- Teaching English as a Foreign Language
- general specialisation (free choice of all available courses, with no specific professional profile)
Full-time programs involve 15 weeks of regular classes per semester. Classes are held Monday – Friday, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Students sign up online for courses in September choosing time and day of classes, specialization courses, form of some courses (online or face-to-face) etc.
American Language and Literature Studies
Bachelor studies (1st cycle), full-time
Modes: Language continued (from B1 level of English)
The program core courses focus on practical English language skills within receptive skills - listening and reading comprehension and productive skills such as speaking and writing up to the level C1 CEFR. Special attention is given to American English language study, History of the United States, American culture and literature, especially from the perspective of British legacy. Within English as a Foreign Language module, the sstudents are equipped with practical language skills by means of various activating teaching methods applied during classed supported by rich online resources. A the same time, the students are provided with broad knowledge of American language and literature against a wider intercultural and interdisciplinary perspective. The study program includes components of literature, linguistics, culture, history, communication etc. with and a wide range of elective modules: foreign language teaching, language for business and tourism, translation and “language +language”. Optional courses available focus on North America, as well as Latin and South America in terms of their history, culture and current events.
Responding to students’ needs, the Philological School of Higher Education offers flexible programs with a number of elective courses and various course combinations. Courses are delivered by highly qualified international academics supported by state-of-the-art teaching aids and solutions – mainly Moodle e-learning platform resources including the rich offer of alternative online courses and study materials.
A graduate of this program has a fluent command of English in speech and writing, including professional vocabulary and structures at level C1 CEFR and possesses a comprehensive knowledge in general humanities, a comprehensive knowledge of historical, cultural and literary issues of the United States. Graduation ensures thorough educational knowledge in the field of linguistics as well as the ability to resolve vocational dilemmas and to transfer information and skills to other fields of study. The acquired knowledge and skills may be successfully applied in a graduate's future career with respect to ethical principles.
A graduate of Teaching English as a Foreign Language module (TEFL), stage I-II (pre-school and primary school):
- possesses adequate education in the field of English methodology;
- obtains appropriate preparation for English teaching within major specialisation;
- is familiar with a wide range of stimulating activities supporting a teaching and educational process;- is capable of performing duties of care and education.
Completing English for Business and Tourism module ensures acquisition of the following skills and knowledge:
- communication in business environment;
- increasing linguistic competence individually, especially in the area of specialist language;
- outline of macro- and microeconomics;
- conducting meetings, presentations, business correspondence;
- initiating and keeping co-operation with EU institutions.
Completing Translation module ensures acquisition of professional translation skills in English-Polish and Polish-English translation. In the framework of specialist courses main emphasis is on:
- developing and mastering practical English language skills;
- adequate education in the field of theory of translation;
- raising competence in the area of specialist language;
- improving techniques and strategies applied in written and oral translation.
Completing additionally the Minor Language module („Language + Language”) ensures acquisition of a thorough knowledge of the second language with an extended component of historical, cultural and literary topics. The minor language may be German, Spanish or Italian, depending on the number of candidates.
The acquired skills and knowledge enable graduates to work in international overseas companies, educational sector (schools, cultural institutions etc.), in the tourist industry, in publishing and mass-media companies, local, state and administrative institutions, as an English culture promoter in cultural institutions, or as a translator.