Department history

 

The Department of Language Pedagogy and Intercultural Studies (formerly Department of Foreign Languages) is one of the constituent parts of the Faculty of Education, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra and was founded in 1997 as a professional workplace that offers:

  • English language and literature on professional level in Bc. and MA studies
  • Translation for regional development focused on English language and literature
  • German language for students of Pre-school and Elementary Pedagogy.
  • Special language preparation (English and German languages) of Teaching academic subjects trainees at the Faculties of Education and Natural Sciences within the framework of the general pedagogical-psychological basis, as well as of non-pedagogical subjects´ trainees in these faculties.
  • English language at the University of the Third Age.


Furthermore, the department offers an external post-graduate course for teachers of academic subjects, specialization in English language and literature.

Teachers of the department take part in the life-long education programme (seminar courses for senior citizens) and also participate in the foreign language education of doctoral students. They are authors of a variety of teaching aids for the above-mentioned courses. Apart from publishing activities, they provide professional translations and offer interpretation services for the university.

Thanks to the international contacts of the department and the cooperation with Fulbright Commission and Carpathian-German association in Slovakia, our department also hosts international lecturers from English and German speaking countries.

Scientific and research activities of the department are especially focused on the contemporary issues of foreign language teaching on all levels of schools, implementing modern technologies in language teaching, e-learning, development of critical thinking and pedagogy of foreign language teaching. The department staff took part in developing grant projects as a part of the SOCRATES-ERASMUS programme and national agencies KEGA and VEGA.