Bratislava comenius university chair of roman languages and literatures
Comenius University in Bratislava Faculty of Education CHAIR OF ROMAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
WHAT KIND OF STUDIES ARE POSSIBLE ? (1st & 2nd GRADE)Our chair offers two types of study programmesin contact or distance-learning:l COMBINED l SPECIALIZED l STUDIES l STUDIES
WHAT KIND OF STUDIES ARE POSSIBLE ? (1st & 2nd GRADE)1) Combined studies :French language & literature combined with another specialitySpanish language & literature combined with another speciality • This study programme is offered in combination with another study programme, which is offered by the Faculty (for ex. French language & literature - Spanish language & literature - Slovak language & literature – Psychology...)• Further information about all offered study programmes and different possible combinations can be found on the website of the Faculty www.fedu.uniba.sk • These study programmes are aimed at forming future teachers : thus, after this kind of studies ending with a master degree, you can (but are not obliged to) teach in primary and secondary schools, but also in various language schools, without mentionning private companies that look for qualified teachers to teach foreign languages • retour
WHAT KIND OF STUDIES ARE POSSIBLE ? (1st & 2nd GRADE)2) specialized studies :French language & cultureSpanish language & culture • A specialized study programme means you study only one speciality, either French language & culture or Spanish language & culture, exclusively under the accreditation of our chair• One of the advantages is that in the framework of this kind of studies, you can learn another roman language (french, spanish or italian, depending on your speciality and your fancy)• Within the second grade (master) these study programmes are merged into one called Roman languages & cultures, within which you focus on one of both languages (french or spanish)• This specialized study programme offers possibilities to work in public admnistrations, cultural institutions or even in diplomatic relationships, as french and spanish languages do have a european or a worldwide status, as well as in the private sector, where these languages are a plus while english language tend to be «lingua franca ».
WHAT KIND OF STUDIES ARE POSSIBLE ? (POST-GRADUATE)In addition to Bachelor and Master degrees, our Chair of roman languages andliteratures offer a postgraduate degree:3) Doctoral studies• After a Master degree, you have the possibility to follow doctoral studies in the branch of Langues Foreign Languages & cultures by contactl (3 years) or distance-learning (5 years)• After your oral examination of thesis, you receive PhD. title.
WHAT KIND OF STUDIES ARE POSSIBLE ? (POST-GRADUATE)Within long-life learning, our chair also offers :4) « Little doctorate »• After your Master degree, you have the possibility to write a « little thesis » also called « rigorous examination ».• After having passed examinations, you get the academic title of PaedDr. (doctor of pedagogy)
WHAT KIND OF SUBJECTS ARE OFFERED?• Each study programme is composed of compulsory, elective and « free elective » subjects. The study of language study is divided in different kinds of lessons:• Lessons are orientated towards improving your language level with subjects such as language exercices, written and oral understanding/production/interaction... - these lessons are taught also by native-speakers.• Theoretical subjects focus more on the specialized study of the language with subjects such as linguistic, morphology, syntax, phonetics, lexicology, phraseology...• Also are taught subjects focusing on the culture of countries where the studied language is spoken: des matières orientées vers la culture des pays de la langue étudiée : civilization, history, geography, art history, literature, intercultural communication...
WHAT KIND OF SUBJECTS ARE OFFERED?• Some subjects focus on theories and practice of teaching foreign languages (especially for students of combined studies) such as : didactics of foreign languages, use of new technologies in teaching foreign languages, practical internship in primary or secondary schools.• Other subjects focus on theory and practice of translation : translation theories, practical exercices of translation of specialized or literary texts...• Most of lessons are taught in french or spanish by either by native-speaking teachers or teachers who spent part of their study abroad and who are in contact with foreign universities on a regular basis.• Our chair also offers every year conferences held by profesors from our partner universities in France, Spain, Czech Republic, Austria...
STUDY STAYS ABROAD• Ous All our students have the possibility to participate at least once during their study to a study stay in one of our partner universities abroad. • It is mainly in the framework of Erasmus programme (LLP) (generally one whole semester abroad). Our chair sends its students to those following universities:
STUDY STAYS ABROAD• France: Université de Strasbourg Université Charles de Gaulle, Lille Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand Université de Montpellier Université des Antilles et de la Guyane (Martinique)• Luxembourg: Université du Luxembourg• Belgium: Université de Liège
STUDY STAYS ABROAD• Spain: Universidad de Granada Universidad Complutense de Madrid Universidad de Valladolid Universidad de Huelva Universidad de Almería• Italy: Università degli Studi di Catania Università degli Studi G. D’Annunzio di Chieti-Pescara• Roumania: Universitatea din Bucureşti• Greece: Aristotelova univerzita, Thessaloniki• République tchèque : Jihočeská univerzita, České Budějovice Ostravská univerzita, Ostrava Masarykova univerzita, Brno
STUDY STAYS ABROAD• Our chair offers other interesting possibilities of stays abroad for graduating students and obtaning a foreign diploma: Students of French language have the possibility to make an administrative internship at University Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, France within the international relationships service of the Universtiy. l Students of Spanish language have the possibility of a two-semester stay at University of Granada, Spain, during which they continue their study of Spanish language but also teach Slovak language as a foreign language to spanish students of University of Granada. • With the help of EU programme Leonardo da Vinci, some students can also achieve a specialized internship within institutions of countries, where the learnt language is spoken in order to study specialized terminology in a specialized field necessary to his studies. • Eventually, some governmental grants are provided by embassies and cultural institutes to students motivated by a study stay abroad. • Slovak agency for International Cooperation (SAIA) also provide some grants under certain conditions.
ADMISSION CONDITIONS• Admission conditions in undergraduate studies (Bachelor):1) Specialized study programme :French language & cultureAdmission without entry examination. The candidate must present an A-level (maturita) with French language or a certification attesting at least his B1level according to the Common European Framework of Reference forlanguages.Spanish language & cultureAdmission without entry examination. The candidate must present an A-level (maturita) with Spanish language or a certification attesting at least his B1level according to the Common European Framework of Reference forlanguages.
ADMISSION CONDITIONS2) Combined study programmesTeaching of French language and culture in combination with another subjectAdmission without entry examination. The candidate must present an A-level (maturita) with French language or a certification attesting at least his B1level according to the Common European Framework of Reference forlanguages.Teaching of Spanish language and culture in combination with anothersubjectAdmission without entry examination. The candidate must present an A-level (maturita) with Spanish language or a certification attesting at least his B1level according to the Common European Framework of Reference forlanguages.
ADMISSION CONDITIONSAdmission conditions in graduate studies (Master)::1) Specialized study programme :Roman languages & cultures Langues et cultures romanesAdmission without entry examination. The candidate must have anundergraduate diploma (Bachelor) in an equivalent study programme.2) Combined study programmeTeaching of French language and culture in combination with another subjectAdmission without entry examination. The candidate must have anundergraduate diploma (Bachelor) in the same study programme.Teaching of Spanish language and culture in combination with anothersubjectAdmission without entry examination. The candidate must have anundergraduate diploma (Bachelor) in the same study programme.
ADMISSION CONDITIONSAdmission conditions in post-graduate studies:« Little doctorate » (PaedDr.)The candidate must present a graduate university diploma (Master) in anequivalent study programme. He must fullfill administrative conditions andpresent a thesis project to be validated by an habilitated teacher.
ADMISSION CONDITIONSAdmission conditions in post-graduate studies:Doctorate (PhD.)The candidate must present a graduate university diploma (Master) in anequivalent study programme. He must fullfill conditions and present a thesisproject to be led by an habilitated teacher and achieve successfully an entryexamination. Further information can be found on the web page of theFaculty of Education. www.fedu.uniba.sk
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION! PaedDr. Arnaud Segretain Comenius University Faculty of Education Chair of Roman Languages and Literatures firstname.lastname@example.org
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