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English teaching Master's degree (Med) in teaching English

Degree: Teacher of English Language and Culture, MEd

Duration of the course: 5 semesters

Language of tuition: English

Description of the programme: Foundation, core subjects: Only for those students joining the programme NOT having completed the English Studies BA programme, but having completed the 50- credit subject module as minors. Teaching-specific subjects: Compulsory subjects from the area of language teaching methodology as well as compulsory school-based teaching practice. This includes 60 hours of group-based experience in schools under the guidance of a mentor teacher with at least 15 hours of whole class teaching undertaken by each student. Specialist courses: The goal of this module is familiarisation with and in-depth study of specific aspects of the discipline, including the areas of language awareness, applied linguistics and language pedagogy. Courses in psychology and pedagogy are offered by the Institute of Education. The teaching practice module is provided by the training school affiliated to the university. At the end of the 4th semester students will take a comprehensive final exam in pedagogy and in English language and culture. This exam comprises both written (essay and short answers) and oral components. The final teaching exam (TZV) consists of two parts: (1) the submission and defence of a teaching-related dissertation: (2) a comprehensive oral exam on the theory and practice of English language teaching.

Main subjects: language practice, literature survey, culture survey, linguistics survey. Teaching-specific subjects: English language teaching methodology: theories and principles; English language teaching methodology: skills and practices; classroom practices in focus; school-based teaching practice. Specialist courses: English phonetics and phonology for teachers; English grammar for teachers; Multimediality of culture; Second language acquisition; Discourse as an interdisciplinary concept; Language policy in the EU and Hungary; Aspects of contemporary British literature and culture; Current approaches to North American culture; Language proficiency for teachers.

Application procedure

  • Application requirements: secondary school leaving exam, English language – C1 proficiency level English language examination (TOEFL/IELTS/ Other)
  • Application deadline: February
  • Application fee: 150 EUR
  • Tuition fee: 3500 EUR/semester

For further information please contact:

Dr. Zoltán Vajda
Faculty of Arts
Department of English Language Teacher Education and Applied Linguistics
Phone: +36-62-544-264