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Anglistics

In a world where English is a means of global communication, its segments are something that we are surrounded with and which we meet directly on a daily basis.

No matter whether it is business environment, communication via the Internet, or just enjoying film or music content, the ability to understand and use English shall find its active application.

Due to the fact that English has officially become the language with the largest number of speakers ever, studying this area represents a thrilling challenge our study programme Anglistics is ready to face.

Contemporary English language studies at Singidunum University have been generated so as to respond to the requirements of both – current labour market and contemporary generations of students.

The four year study programme covers the segments related to the mere nature of the language, culture, literature, language teaching pedagogy, but also provides a unique chance to experience the processes of oral and written translation (interpretation).

Through interactive teaching and the authentic, humanistic approach, English language studies at Singidunum University enable you to develop all your potentials and to apply the acquired knowledge in a wide spectrum of activities for which this study program equips you.

Regardless of whether your plans are related to the field of education, business environment, or to a highly sought after field of professional translation - the practical knowledge and skills gained within the study programme Anglistics shall always be a feature that makes you recognizable.

And not only that, our English language studies - due to their comprehensive nature - shall be your ticket for continuing education, not only in the country and the region, but also around the world.

 

Here you can fill out the online pre-admission registration form for the study programme Anglistics.

Here you can fill out the online pre-admission registration form for the study programme "Anglistics".
Fill out the pre-admission form

Job opportunities upon graduation

Upon completion of this study programme, our graduates can seek employment as:

Anglistika

  • English Language Teacher in Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • English Language Teacher in Kindergartens and Foreign Language Schools
  • English Language Teacher in the Language Institute
  • Literary Translator
  • Specialist Translator in the Field of Economics, Law, Medicine, Tourism and hospitality, Information Technologies, etc.
  • Sworn-in Court translator/interpreter
  • Simultaneous interpreter
  • Consecutive interpreter
  • Correspondent (for news agencies)
  • Language advisor/Foreign Language Lector

 

And not just that! English language studies allow you to acquire / improve your knowledge from another foreign language, which will make you more competitive in every field of employment. Throughout your studies you have the opportunity to attend some of the elective courses:

  • German language
  • French language
  • Spanish language
  • Italian language
  • Russian language
  • Chinese language

 

books All course materials are included in the tuition fee.

The entrance examination on the study progremme Anglistics consists of:

  • Writing a short essay on a selected topic in English,
  • Oral interview in English about the same topic (related with the written one).

Upon online application, the candidate receives an email containing potential topics that might be discussed at the entrance examination.

Upon successful completion of studies, students will be awarded an academic degree of Bachelor of Arts in English Language.

I year

Contemporary English Language (CEL) 1 is a course that provides theoretical and practical comprehensive mastering of various aspects of the English language. This leads to the improvement of student's language competences in the language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in English, that is, leveling / unifying those skills at B2 level (towards C1) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Through the course of English Phonetics and Phonology, students first learn about the basics of the aforementioned linguistic disciplines in the case of the English language, and then they are practically trained to apply knowledge related to phonetic/phonological processes in modern English, as well as to later on link the knowledge gained herein with phenomena in other language disciplines.

Through interdisciplinary approach and interactive transfer and acquisition of knowledge and skills, Anglophone Studies 1 introduce students with prominent peculiarities of English-speaking countries, which include, inter alia, historical and cultural circumstances, social and political systems of these countries, but also highlighted literary achievements i.e. their authors and backgrounds in the epochs in which they were created. This course provides students with a better understanding of the Anglophone area and better positioning of the language they adopt within the given frameworks.

Within the course of Serbian language, the students will first determine and systematize their existing knowledge related to the contemporary Serbian language. At the same time, the course will equip the students with the new knowledge about the specificities of the standard Serbian language at all linguistic levels, paying particular attention on spelling.

Contemporary English Language 2 a CEL1 complementary course that provides theoretical and practical comprehensive mastering of various aspects of the English language. This leads to the improvement of student's language competences in the language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in English, that is, leveling / unifying those skills at B2 level (towards C1) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The course English Language Morphology will lead to the acquisition and mastering of the basics of morphology of contemporary English language, i.e., of all processes of word construction / morphological analysis of words, as well as of processes which, inevitably, follow the above mentioned. At the same time, students will integrate the acquired knowledge in this field into their existing language competency, which will enable them to link, or apply gained knowledge in other/related linguistic disciplines.

Using innovative and interactive approach, the course Drama, Film and Literature makes students more acquainted with Anglophone literature – through film, theatre and music of the past periods/epochs. Such an approach leads to the adoption of prominent features of these works, linguistic as well as literary-artistic and socio-cultural, and to the possibility of applying the acquired knowledge in the process of understanding English language / culture, but also of the world at large.

This course shall make the students acquainted with basic aspects of information technologies, the hardware and software of modern computer systems, as well as with the concept of networking and the Internet. The basics of computer literacy in terms of operating systems, working with files, the use of word processing and work on the Internet will be acquired through practical laboratory exercises.

II year

Contemporary English Language (CEL) 3 is a course that provides theoretical and practical comprehensive mastering of various aspects of the English language. This leads to the improvement of student's language competences in the language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in English. During the realization of CEL 3 and CEL 4 courses receptive and productive skills are positioned within the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The English Syntax course provides a comprehensive insight into the grammatical i.e. sentence structure of the modern English language, its constituents, as well as into the processes and rules that lie underneath such a structure. By practical application of the acquired knowledge on the above mentioned, the students are enabled to learn and understand not only syntactic concepts and categories of importance, but also to apply various methods and techniques in the process of language analysis, which enables them to thoroughly perceive the surface and deep structure of the studied language and to apply what has been learnt when adopting other linguistic disciplines.

Through interdisciplinary approach and interactive transfer and acquisition of knowledge and skills, Anglophone Studies 2 (complementary to Anglophone studies 1) introduce students with prominent peculiarities of English-speaking countries, which include, inter alia, historical and cultural circumstances, social and political systems of these countries, but also highlighted literary achievements i.e. their authors and backgrounds in the epochs in which they were created. This course provides students with a better understanding of the Anglophone area and better positioning of the language they adopt within the given frameworks.

Business English 1 shall enable the students to master vocational units in the area of ESP (English for Specific Purposes), primarily units related to the field of economics (first of all finance, banking, accounting, auditing, etc.), with the aim of preparing the students for successful and proactive acquisition of the contents taught in the final years, i.e. within the framework of courses related to the area of specialized (simultaneous and consecutive) translation.

Contemporary English Language 4 a CEL3 complementary course that provides theoretical and practical comprehensive mastering of various aspects of the English language. This leads to the improvement of student's language competences in the language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in English. During the realization of CEL 3 and CEL 4 courses receptive and productive skills are positioned within the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The English Semantics course shall enable students to acquire practical and theoretical knowledge related to semantic concepts and relevant related processes in the case of contemporary English language. As a result, students will become trained to link the acquired knowledge related to the semantics not only to other linguistic disciplines, but also to semantic relationships in the world, in general.

Using innovative and interactive approach, the course Drama, Film and Literature 2 makes students more acquainted with Anglophone literature – through film, theatre and music of the past periods/epochs. Such an approach leads to the adoption of prominent features of these works, linguistic as well as literary-artistic and socio-cultural, and to the possibility of applying the acquired knowledge in the process of understanding English language / culture, but also of the world at large.

Business English 1 shall enable the students to master vocational units in the area of ESP (English for Specific Purposes), primarily the units related to the fields of tourism / hospitality / catering, with the aim of preparing the students for successful and proactive acquisition of the contents taught in the final years, i.e. within the framework of courses related to the area of specialized (simultaneous and consecutive) translation.

III year

Contemporary English Language 5 is a course that provides theoretical and practical comprehensive mastering of various aspects of the English language. This leads to the improvement of student's language competences in the language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in English. During the realization of CEL 5 and CEL 6 courses receptive and productive skills are positioned within the C1 (towards C2) level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Business English 3 shall enable the students to master vocational units in the area of ESP (English for Specific Purposes), primarily the units related to the field of law and legislation, with the aim of preparing the students for successful and proactive acquisition of the contents taught in the final years, i.e. within the framework of courses related to the area of specialized (simultaneous and consecutive) translation.

Contemporary English Language 6 a CEL5 complementary course that provides theoretical and practical comprehensive mastering of various aspects of the English language. This leads to the improvement of student's language competences in the language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in English. During the realization of CEL 5 and CEL 6 courses receptive and productive skills are positioned within the C1 (towards C2) level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

This course will make the students theoretically and practically familiarized with concepts related to processes and the most diverse contexts in which learning / adoption / teaching of a foreign language is realized. At the same time, the course will present the most important, practical and effective approaches, methods, strategies that are used during the teaching process. Upon completion of the teaching process, students become trained to independently apply knowledge related to different approaches / methods / strategies in English language teaching, at all levels (and ages).

Business English 4 shall enable the students to master vocational units in the area of ESP (English for Specific Purposes), primarily the units related to medicine in a wider context (covering all the related branches linked to this field), with the aim of preparing the students for successful and proactive acquisition of the contents taught in the final years, i.e. within the framework of courses related to the area of specialized (simultaneous and consecutive) translation.

Through creatively designed multimedia methods, the course Chinese language systematically and thoroughly processes the basics of spoken and written Chinese language and analyzes the most interesting aspects of the rich Chinese culture, history, philosophy and modern Chinese society. In this way, the course trains students for the proper pronunciation of voices and tones in Chinese, introduces them to the rules of reading and writing Chinese characters and Latin transcription (pinyin), as well as to the vocabulary that enables them to communicate basically in situations from everyday life.

The course Cultures in Contact makes the students familiar with the reflections of culture and cultural patterns in a language, with social phenomena that are perceived differently in different cultures, with concepts of importance in intercultural communication in different contexts. As a consequence, students are trained to use the acquired knowledge in relation to the cultural characteristics of languages in intercultural communication processes, as well as in teaching English as a foreign language.

The course Culture and Cognition introduces the concepts of cognitive linguistics as the bond between languages and thought processes; as well as the notions of cultural linguistics, the role of which is to illuminate the phenomena of cultural patterns embodied in the language. The acquired knowledge of these terms will make students understand the concept of language from a range of other - cognitive and cultural levels, but also to recognize and actively apply knowledge in the future processes of intercultural communication and teaching English as a foreign language.

Academic writing will systematize student’s existing knowledge and skills when it comes to written English language fluctuations in various forms. Through interactive written activities, this course will provide the development and improvement of language skills, which will eventually result in student’s the ability to adequately use those skills in written processes in the academic environment and for academic purposes.

This course shall enable the students to master vocational units in the area of ESP (English for Specific Purposes), primarily the units related to management, its inherent concepts and the prominent relations within the given area, with the aim of preparing the students for successful and proactive acquisition of the contents taught in the final years, i.e. within the framework of courses related to the area of specialized (simultaneous and consecutive) translation.

The course English Language Teaching 1/ Teaching for Children will, through theoretical and practical but extremely interactive work, as well as through considerable attention devoted to the simulation of real learning conditions and processes, lead to students mastering approaches, methods and techniques related to the implementation of English language teaching as foreign to children. In this way, students will become trained in the independent use of acquired knowledge and skills in the process of teaching English for children.

This course shall enable the students to master vocational units in the area of ESP (English for Specific Purposes), primarily the units related to informatics/information technologies, with the aim of preparing the students for successful and proactive acquisition of the contents taught in the final years, i.e. within the framework of courses related to the area of specialized (simultaneous and consecutive) translation.

Teaching English 2 / Teaching for adolescents will, through theoretical and practical but extremely interactive work, as well as considerable attention devoted to the simulation of realistic precarious circumstances and processes, lead to student mastering approaches, methods and techniques related to the realization of English language teaching as foreign to adolescents. In this way, students will become trained in the independent use of acquired knowledge and skills in the process of teaching English for adolescents.

IV year

Contemporary English Language 7 is a course that provides theoretical and practical comprehensive mastering of various aspects of the English language. This leads to the improvement of student's language competences in the language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in English. During the realization of CEL 7 and CEL 8 courses receptive and productive skills are positioned within the C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

This course will sublimate all previous knowledge and skills of students when it comes to adopted terminology from different, specialized areas of human activity, but also introduce students with principles, techniques and skills of simultaneous and consecutive translation. The special value of this course is the application of knowledge and skills that students have mastered in circumstances that faithfully illustrate the real context of simultaneous and consecutive interpretation.

Contemporary English Language 8 a CEL7 complementary course that provides theoretical and practical comprehensive mastering of various aspects of the English language. This leads to the improvement of student's language competences in the language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in English. During the realization of CEL 7 and CEL 8 courses receptive and productive skills are positioned within the C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

This course (complementary to SCT1) will sublimate all previous knowledge and skills of students when it comes to adopted terminology from different, specialized areas of human activity, but also introduce students with principles, techniques and skills of simultaneous and consecutive translation. The special value of this course is the application of knowledge and skills that students have mastered in circumstances that faithfully illustrate the real context of simultaneous and consecutive interpretation.

This course will enable mastering the basic concepts in the field of psychology, as well as acquiring knowledge about substantial laws governing human behavior. The course will also highlight the interaction between behavior and learning/adopting a foreign language. It will equip students not only for the correct understanding and interpretation of behavior forms in the process of language teaching, but also for exhibiting own proper behavior in different environments.

Through this course students will master the basic concepts, terms, development and application of disciplines of rhetorics - from the earliest times to the present day. Getting to know and mastering them will make students more secure in the most varied forms of public appearances, but also safer in displaying their attitudes, participating in debates, negotiations, as well as in situations where the need for resolving potential verbal conflicts might arise.

Drama in a foreign language teaching will provide students with a new, different insight into teaching processes at all levels and ages. After learning about and mastering the spectrum of drama techniques in the teaching of a foreign language, students will be able to use the acquired knowledge related to drama elements for the purposes of the teaching process and for its facilitation and refinement.

Through this course, students will master, first of all, the wider notions of the media, media advertising, media forms and channels - and then their application in language and for the needs of languages, as well as the influence of media on language and vice versa. The course will enable students to interpret the media's language, recognize subliminal messages and their goals, and form and express views about them.

This course will illustrate the consequences of the modern technologies expansion and the influence of such technologies on all spheres of contemporary life, including the processes of teaching. It will introduce the students to the possibility of using modern technology / technology aids in teaching a foreign language, reflecting on both the advantages and disadvantages of new technologies in the classroom in which the language is taught,. The course will enable students to independently use the acquired knowledge and make decisions regarding the selection and use of segments of modern technologies in the teaching/mere teaching process.

Applied Linguistics - Pragmatics is a course that will introduce students with prismatic postulates - a discipline that studies the meaning that is attributed to words and statements in certain contexts, as well as the actual and intended use of words and statements in communication processes; the students will be trained to independently recognize and apply the desired language patterns in various communicative contexts, both in intra-cultural and intercultural communication.

Applied Linguistics - Sociolinguistics is a course that will introduce students with prominent concepts of sociolinguistics, that is, enable them to understand the role that the language possesses in society. As a result, students become qualified to actively apply knowledge related to the sphere of society and language, and to better assess socially conditioned linguistic phenomena.

Here you can fill out the online pre-admission registration form for the study programme "Anglistics".
Fill out the pre-admission form