Department of English Language, British and American Cultures - Features of the Curriculum

The Department of English Language, British and American Cultures believes in small classes, following through on the universityfs long standing commitment to small-group education. This style of instruction allows for more meaningful interaction between teachers and students, and among students themselves. Naturally, the curriculum also includes larger lecture-style classes which complement the smaller classes. These classes have become the core of studentsf study and research activities.

Students review the fundamentals of English in their first year with the department and receive guidance in writing their graduation thesis in their final year.

Graduation thesis guidance involves interaction with instructors in small classes. Students individually refine their sensitivity and deepen their thinking, in pursuit of true communication with others. The graduation thesis is the ultimate expression of this process.

Areas of research include English Linguistics, British and American Literature and British and American Culture.

Each grade of approximately 40 students is divided into 3 conversation classes conducted by native speakers of English, where they improve their practical communicative competence. Classes in logical thought and expression are open to all Faculty of Literature students. Here, students may consider the characteristics of their mother tongue in consultation with their peers and instructors. The Department of English Language, British and American Cultures offers practical career benefits to students since classes taken in this department count as credits towards an English teaching licence for secondary schools.