The status of literature courses in undergraduate and graduate English language teacher training programmes across Slovakia (Virtual paper)

Dagmar Blight, University of Trnava, Slovakia, ID LLCE2018-408;      Abstract: The paper “The status of literature courses in undergraduate and graduate English language teacher training programmes across Slovakia” offers an analysis of literature courses represented in undergraduate and graduate English language teacher training programmes across Slovakia. In order to ascertain the compatibility of the available teacher training programmes, the paper will survey the number of compulsory and compulsory-optional literature courses, their credit value and weekly duration. Simultaneously, it will also examine the advantages and disadvantages of the current literature courses within the English language teacher training programmes. Finally, the paper will suggest further research needed in order to change the position of literature courses in English language teacher training so as to comply with the European Commission Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture recommendations concerning a certain degree of overlap across Slovakia.

Key Words: literature course, undergraduate, graduate, English language, teacher training programme, single major, double major

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