First cycle (undergraduate) study program continues over six semesters. The language of instruction is English. The program encompasses courses in the fields of theoretical and applied linguistics, as well as those relating to literature and culture of the English-speaking nations. Emphasis is put on the practical application of the knowledge acquired. Our study program focuses on the development of useful transferrable skills that are highly sought after by many employers, among them self-training, teamwork, decision-making, composition, or public speaking.
The central theme of the program is the customization of study. Though students are obligated to attend compulsory courses, the majority of their study experience consists of elective courses tailored to individual interests and needs. The compulsory courses are designed to familiarize students with the potential offered by English Studies. The unique course system is made possible owing to the efforts of a dedicated staff of experts. Most members of our faculty are both teachers and accomplished scientist and scholars - more than 30 per cent among them are distinguished professors. The level of study personalization offered at our Institute cannot be matched by research facilities that have not adopted a course system. Beginning with the second year of first cycle studies, each student chooses a Major and a Minor from among the following disciplines:
- Theoretical or Applied Linguistics
- American Literature and Culture
- British Literature and Culture
Our graduates possess a C1 Level knowledge of English (according to the EQF) and are trained in linguistics, as well as culture, literature, art, and sociology - their knowledge of the humanities makes them well-suited for both academic and professional careers. With the completion of a teacher training course, they are qualified to teach basic English.