English Philology at International Black Sea University is the only BA programme in Georgia which is taught completely in English. It gives a unique chance to Georgian, as well as international students to get quality education and increase their chances for employability. The design of the programme (possibility to choose courses) gives students an opportunity to create their own, individual educational programme according to which they can reach their objectives and wishes. Students study wide range of courses related to their profession – language, culture, translation, pedagogy, psychology, methods of teaching, etc., which increase their competitiveness on labour market and provide successful development of their career.
Vision & Mission
Bachelor Programme in English Philology provided by the Faculty of Education and Humanities will be one of the best study programmes whose unique nature is shaped through high level of teaching and programme management, qualification of academic personnel involved, appropriate learning environment for students, which will ultimately ensure preparation of highly qualified and knowledgeable English philologists with due perception of civil responsibility, respect towards human values, and who will be competitive not only at local, but international labour market as well.
The programme is delivered in English, so all courses contribute to development of verbal (English) communication skills. Besides, as in almost all courses students need to search for materials on the Internet, type papers and prepare Power Point presentations, they develop non-verbal (audio-visual) communication skills as well. As philology is a very cross-disciplinary and varied field, majority of courses enhance formation and development of an array of competences – knowledge of the English language, teaching skills, sound knowledge of pedagogy and English language teaching, awareness of cultural issues of major part of the English speaking world, interpersonal and communication skills. Accordingly, successful graduates of the programme may seek employment in an array of careers: English teacher of primary school (after certification), clerk(whose work requires knowledge of English Language), assistant for administrative issues for local as well as international organisations, translator-interpreter.