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Qualification: Master’s degree in teaching Slovak studies and … (no legal status)

Master’s degree in teaching Slovak studies and … (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to: 

(general competences)

  • perform logical and abstract analyses, synthesise and evaluate, 
  • express in depth their knowledge of both specialist fields in written and oral form and evaluate them critically, 
  • competently transfer intra- and interdisciplinary knowledge into practice, 
  • independently enhance, refine and link acquired knowledge and qualifications with various professional fields,
  • contextualise and independently supplement information, 
  • transfer own knowledge and skills to other problem areas (ability to transfer), 
  • resolve problems, conflicts and work tasks in an intra- and interdisciplinary manner, 
  • solve problems in a team, 
  • organise and lead expert groups, 
  • perform (self-)evaluation and (self-)assessment, and think critically and holistically, 
  • locate new sources of knowledge independently and interpret and apply them in professional and academic fields, 
  • use ICT professionally and effectively in searching for, selecting, processing, presenting and disseminating information, 
  • ensure the quality of own work and raise quality standards in the work environment,
  • develop and disseminate technical subject matter to the student in a comprehensible manner, 
  • appropriately link the objectives of syllabuses, content, teaching methods and student development in the implementation of the academic curriculum,
  • effectively plan, organise and carry out teaching activities, 
  • demonstrate proficiency in the principles of educational research and their application in improving learning and teaching, 
  • promote active and independent learning in such a way that allows students to plan, monitor, evaluate and balance their learning independently, 
  • promote cooperative learning that allows students to develop social skills for successful participation in various heterogeneous groups,
  • appropriately use various methods to monitor, verify and assess the progress of an individual student in accordance with objectives and provide constructive feedback,
  • monitor and evaluate the progress of students in the area of assimilating learning strategies, learning social skills, reading and information literacy, 
  • inform parents and other responsible persons of students’ progress,
  • communicate effectively and develop positive relationships with students, 
  • create an encouraging learning environment and a student community in which diversity is appreciated and in which students feel accepted, safe and self-confident, 
  • formulate clear rules regarding behaviour and discipline in class based on the mutual respect of all participants, 
  • deal successfully with inappropriate behaviour, aggressiveness and conflicts, and apply the appropriate strategies to resolve such issues, 
  • provide all students with equal opportunities and adapt work to their individual characteristics,
  • identify students with special needs and their strong and weak areas, adapt work to their abilities and work with the appropriate experts and institutions as required,
  • develop a positive attitude towards students, and demonstrate respect for their social, cultural, language and religious backgrounds, 
  • take into account ethical principles and statutory provisions in their work, 
  • demonstrate and promote the positive values, views and behaviour expected from students, 
  • communicate effectively and cooperate with parents and other persons responsible for students, 
  • cooperate with other teachers and colleagues at school, 
  • be involved and cooperate in various activities in the immediate and broader environment, and in the field of education, 
  • plan, monitor, evaluate and balance own professional development,
  • use the appropriate methods for motivating students, and develop strategies that facilitate lifelong learning, 
  • encourage flexibility and perseverance in facing new challenges and tasks and develop students' capacity for self-evaluation, 
  • use ICT in work and develop information literacy in students,

(subject-specific competences)

  • use Slovak literary language in a fluent, relaxed and correct way in oral and written form,
  • demonstrate thorough knowledge of various social and functional sets and appropriate linguistic differentiation both in oral and written communication,
  • recognise the characteristics of Slovak dialects,
  • demonstrate thorough knowledge of didactic and pedagogical approaches and knowledge,
  • develop technical subject matter for the educational process of teaching Slovak,
  • demonstrate knowledge of pedagogical theory and didactic laws of teaching a foreign language,
  • demonstrate proficiency in the basic skills in the field of didactic teaching of Slovak as a foreign language at all levels,
  • independently create learning material to promote, develop and enhance linguistic skills,
  • demonstrate mastery of basic principles and processes for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the learning process,
  • promote cross-curricular integration,
  • promote project and research work in the teaching of Slovak,
  • use an interactive teaching method and cooperative team work,
  • create an encouraging learning environment for the learning of Slovak,
  • monitor and evaluate the progress of students in the area of assimilating learning strategies for Slovak and developing all four linguistic abilities,
  • know the thematic and terminological inventory for teaching Slovak as a foreign language,
  • understand the complex nature of linguistic communication in inter-cultural contacts,
  • have a knowledge of the foundations of socio-linguistics (the model of communication competence, theory of interaction and discourse),
  • know and use examination standards, taking into account the European system for describing language education,
  • show thorough knowledge of Slovak history, material and spiritual culture,
  • have a comprehensive knowledge of Slovak literature in all periods of its literary history,
  • respond critically and competently to professional, academic and literary texts (defining issues of interpretation and independent interpretation of texts),
  • know and apply with reflection various theoretical approaches, models and methodologies with an appropriate array of academic instruments,
  • translate complex literary and technical texts into Slovene and Slovak,
  • independently write academic and professional papers, critical analyses and articles,
  • conduct specialised (and comparative) research into problems and topics in the field of linguistics, literary disciplines and culturology,
  • perform intercultural communication and popularisation of the Slovak language, literature and culture in a diachronic and synchronic perspective.

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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  • A completed first-cycle study programme in the relevant academic fields (Polish studies, Bohemian studies) or in relevant academic disciplines (linguistics, social sciences, humanities); or
  • a completed first-cycle programme in another field, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for second-cycle studies; these requirements are determined with reference to how different the field is, and consist of 10 to 60 credits; or
  • a completed study programme leading to a professional higher education qualification valid from 1 January 1994 to 11 June 2004. 

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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

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Examination performance is scored as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10). 

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To complete the study programme, students must successfully complete teaching practice in both subjects of the two-subject programme, defend a master's thesis, and complete all other course units of the second-cycle, two-subject teacher training programme, totalling 120 credits.

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A completed first-cycle study programme in the relevant academic fields (Polish studies, Bohemian studies) or in relevant academic disciplines (linguistics, social sciences, humanities); or
  • a completed first-cycle programme in another field, if prior to enrolment the candidate has completed course units essential for second-cycle studies; these requirements are determined with reference to how different the field is, and consist of 10 to 60 credits; or
  • a completed study programme leading to a professional higher education qualification valid from 1 January 1994 to 11 June 2004. 
Ways to acquire: 

To complete the study programme, students must successfully complete teaching practice in both subjects of the two-subject programme, defend a master's thesis, and complete all other course units of the second-cycle, two-subject teacher training programme, totalling 120 credits.