Bachelor in English Language Oriented at Education — Music Oriented at Education

General

Program Description

English Language Oriented at Education

By majoring in English with focus on education, the students will acquire substantial expertise in the areas of linguistics (with a particular emphasis on theory of linguistic disciplines and their practical application), literature written in English, whereby, by studying various literary disciplines, the students will also learn how to analyze and interpret a wide range of literary texts. The practical language part of the curriculum will boost the students’ language skills so that by the time of graduation they will have reached the C1-C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. By successfully majoring in this BA program, the students will qualify to be admitted to the magisterial follow-up program primed for secondary school teachers.


Music Oriented at Education

The aim is to educate students in the area of music theory and praxis.

The basis is put on disciplines necessary in musical education – music theory, harmony, counterpoint, history of music, musical forms. The practical part is based on instrument playing, voice training, vocal sight-singing and conducting techniques.

Graduates should be prepared for getting a job in educational institutions for musical activities of children, in cultural institutions, museums, etc. They are not prepared for the independent profession of a music teacher. For teaching qualifications, it is necessary to continue in the Master's program.


Description of verification and evaluation criteria

  1. Exam in the first subject – a maximum score of 40 points.
  2. Exam in the second subject – a maximum score of 40 points.

Total score – 80 points maximum.


English Language Oriented at Education

The entrance exam is conducted as a written test consisting of the following four parts:

  • Grammar test (multiple choice) – this section tests the applicants’ knowledge of grammatical structures in isolated sentences.
  • Grammar-lexical test (multiple choice) – this section tests the applicants’ ability to reformulate the meaning of a sentence using different grammatical and lexical structures.
  • Lexical test (multiple choice) – this section tests the applicants’ knowledge of vocabulary by asking them to gap-fill appropriate words in a shorter newspaper article.
  • Reading and comprehension test (multiple choice) – this section tests the applicants’ ability to understand the meaning of a long newspaper article.

In order to pass the test, the applicant should have substantial knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary, be well-versed in reading and comprehension, and have the ability to navigate an unabridged or slightly abridged English text. The program is designed for students whose command of English is at least on the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


Music Oriented at Education

Singing – maximum of 10 points

The applicant must prepare and perform:

  • 2 contrasting, unaccompanied folk songs from either the student’s native country of the Czech Republic.

The applicant should perform the songs by memory, with attention to healthy vocal technique.


Musicianship – maximum of 20 points

The applicant will be asked to:

  • Transpose the folk songs, starting on different notes and in different keys.
  • Sing major and minor scales, including a natural, melodic and harmonic minor.
  • Match any pitch from the piano.
  • Identify perfect, major, minor intervals; major, minor triads in root position and both inversions; dominant 7th chord in root position.
  • Sing back a simple melody after hearing it played twice on the piano by the examiner.
  • Hear a rhythmic pattern once and clap it correctly.
  • Listen to a short melody and tap the main beat.
  • Demonstrate vocal improvisation and creativity by completing an 8-bar melody after hearing the first 4 bars.

The number of points is given by a complex evaluation of individual parts of musicality given above.


Instrumental Performance – maximum of 10 points

The applicant must be able to play either the piano or the violin. Please note that all violinists are required to have at least a minimum piano proficiency.

At the audition, the applicant should be prepared to play:

a) Piano

  • 2 Etudes, e.g. Czerny op. 261, 299, 849.
  • 1 Baroque composition, e.g. Bach: Two-parts Inventions, Little Preludes, and Fugues.
  • 1 movement from a classical sonata or sonatina.
  • 1 romantic composition.
  • 1 composition written in the 20th century.
  • 1 folk song with a student's own harmonic accompaniment and its transposition in various keys.

It is not necessary to play the compositions by heart.

b) Violin

  • Major and minor scales and chords in three octaves.
  • 2 etudes, e.g. Mazas, Kreutzer.
  • 1 movement from a violin concerto or other violin composition.
  • 1 folk song and its transposition in various keys.

It is not necessary to play the compositions by heart.


Moreover, the applicant can perform other instruments that can be used at school (recorder, guitar, flute, etc.).


Conditions for admission

Admission to Bachelor's studies is conditioned by completed secondary education confirmed by a school-leaving certificate.

Verification method: entrance exam
Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: 23.04.2019 until: 14.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam) from: 24.06.2019 until: 25.06.2019


Rules governing exemption from entrance examination

English Language Oriented at Education

The applicant may ask the Dean to exempt him or her from the entrance exam for the English teacher training program at the Faculty of Education. The respective application needs to be paper filed by February 28, 2019. The application folder should also include a certificate confirming the fact that the applicant has successfully passed one of the below-mentioned standardized exams. The issue date of the certificate must not precede the date of submitting the entrance exam application by more than two years.

Cambridge exams:

  • Cambridge English: First – grade A
  • Cambridge English: Advanced – grades A, B, C
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency – grades A, B, C

IELTS – the minimum score of 5.5

TOEFL iBT - the minimum score of 72 points

The committee may also acknowledge other certificates that testify to the fact that the applicant has passed an exam qualifying his or her English proficiency as B2+ or higher.

If the applicant earned the qualifying certificate after the abovementioned deadline for sending the application form, s/he may furnish the certificate by May 31. 2019. Regardless of this, the application still needs to be submitted before February 28. 2019. The applicant is subsequently notified as to whether s/he has been exempted from the entrance exam or not. If the Dean grants the request for exemption, the applicant receives the decision of exemption from the entrance examination or its part and s/he receives the maximum number of points stated by admissions criteria of the given field of study. If the applicant has not furnished the required certificate by May 31. 2019, she/he needs to take the entrance exam on the stipulated date.


Recommended literature, sample questions

English Language Oriented at Education
MURPHY, R. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge University Press, 1998.
MCCARTHY, M., O’DELL, F. English Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge University Press, 1994.
SWAN, M., WALTER, C. How English Works. OUP, 1997.
THOMPSON, A. J., MARTINET, A. V. A Practical English Grammar. OUP, 1987.
EASTWOOD, J. Oxford Practice Grammar. Intermediate. OUP, 2008.
Longman Language Activator. The World’s First Production Dictionary. Longman, 1993.
SWAN, M. Practical English Usage. Oxford, 1995.
CUNNINGHAM, S., MOOR, P., Cutting Edge. Intermediate. Student’s Book,
Workbook and Self-Study Book. Pearson Education, 2005.
(or any other editions of the above-mentioned publications)

English language textbook – intermediate or higher level, e.g. New
Headway, Opportunities, Face2Face, Language in Use, Inside Out, Matrix,
Cambridge English for Schools, New Hotline, Natural English, English in Mind,
True to Life, Landmark, Progress to First Certificate, New First Certificate Gold etc.


Music Oriented at Education
Taylor, E. The AB Guide to Music Theory, part I, II.
Parts and scores of European classical music from the 18th to 20th century.


Preparatory course

English Language Oriented at Education

Available. For more information pls. contact Ivana Jancovicova at ivana.jancovicova@pedf.cuni.cz


Music Oriented at Education

It's possible to ask for individual consultations in advance.


Graduate Profile

The graduate of the English Language subject of study has a profound knowledge of the English language system, English and American literary history, and a good command of all language skills (C1+). He/she has a basic knowledge of terminology in the area of teaching English and is able to apply theoretical principles to the teaching practice.

The graduate of the bachelor branch Musical Education oriented at Education is competent for a lector, assistant, free time pedagogue or tutor at the leisure activities of children, youth and adults in the sphere of music education; in the field of culture, educational activities or in professions based on the professional basis of the subject.


Career Prospect

English Language Oriented at Education

Graduates of the bachelor’s program will be well-trained in linguistics, American and British literature, and he/she will be proficient in English. The study is conceived so that the graduate will be able to either continue for a Master’s degree in teaching or other related programs, or he/she can find employment in various state and international institutions.


Music Oriented at Education

Graduates are able to understand, analyze, evaluate, vocally and instrumentally perform music. Graduates would find possibilities to work in different government and private institutions, work as assistants in institutions for spare-time activities of children and young people. Graduates of bachelor courses are not qualified as teachers.

Last updated August 2019

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The Faculty of Education is one of seventeen faculties associated under the umbrella of the Charles University in Prague. Its primary goal is to train teachers and other pedagogical personnel for all types of schools and school systems, at various levels of study (Bachelors and Masters) and forms. Read less