Foreign Language Acquisition and 
Teaching

Code, Degree - 45.04.02 Linguistics

PROGRAMME MISSION – meeting the need for training highly qualified foreign language educators who are capable of effective and creative teaching foreign languages to different categories of language learners at educational institutions of all levels and types.

2 YEARS

SEPT 2015

120

LANGUAGE

Master’s Degree Program

Course starts

ECTS

English

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The applicants must satisfy the entry requirements of the Institute of Philology and Intercultural communication; have a Bachelor degree in the Humanities (preferably in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics) or in Education (preferably in foreign language didactics); have communicative competence (English language) level – not less than B2.

PROGRAMME DISTINCTIONS

  • The programme is applied to the field of foreign language teaching: graduates acquire generic and subject-specific competences which guarantee employment and ensure broad career prospects in education and educational management.
  • The programme is harmonized to the international requirements of language teachers certification and programme graduates are trained to take Cambridge exam TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test).

MODULES AND DISCIPLINES

Module “Linguistics and Communication Studies”

  • Linguistics for Education
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition

Module “Philosophy and Psychology of Education”

  • Philosophy of Education
  • Psychology of Education

Module “Foreign Language Didactics”

  • Principles and methods of FLT
  • IT in FLT
  • Course Design and Materials Development in FLT
  • Assessment and international exams in FLT

Module “English language”

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Writing and Public Speaking in English
  • English in the content areas
  • World Englishes

Research Module

  • Research Methods in Language Pedagogy
  • Masters seminar
  • Library session
  • Research practice period

RESEARCH WORK

Research of applied interdisciplinary issues of linguistics, psychology, pedagogy and foreign language didactics while working at master thesis; project work in the field of language didactics in practical settings and development of suggestions for optimizing teaching and learning arrangements; participation in international seminars and conferences; writing research articles; academic internships in partner universities.

PROGRAMME PARTNERS

Partner universities in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region

PROFESSIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER PROSPECTS

  • English language teaching in educational institutions of different types, including higher and continuing education.
  • Teacher training (training future foreign language teachers and in-service training of teachers) in universities and continuing education institutions.
  • Educational management positions in the system of formal and informal education.
  • Development and project work in government agencies, NGOs, publishers, etc.
  • Enrollment in a doctoral programme – writing a doctoral dissertation in the field if foreign language didactics.
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APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICATION DEADLINE
15 June
annually

COORDINATION &CONTACTS

Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication

tel.:+7(8182)660588

e-mail: philology@narfu.ru

Head of the programme: Dr. Natalia V. Chicherina, PhD in language pedagogy

International Student Admission Office

tel.: +7(8182) 21 89 27

skype: NArFU_interstudent

e-mail: international@narfu.ru

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Updated 16.11.2015