Education & Humanities

Two Foreign Languages

Bachelor's

Two Foreign Languages

Degree

Bachelor of Education 

Program length

4 years

ECTS

240

Pre-requisites

English Language

Program description

“Foreign Language: Two Foreign Languages” program trains specialists in the field of teaching English as a foreign language as a Major and an additional foreign language as a Minor (French/Chinese/Korean/German/Turkish). Along with high proficiency in foreign languages, graduates of the program will demonstrate knowledge in applying various methods and modern technologies in foreign language education. Distinctive features of this program are the medium of instruction, which is English, a substantial number of credits allotted for the Minor (31 ECTS) within the program, highly popular and effective student-exchange program (Britain, Malaysia, South Korea, China, Lithuania, Poland, etc.), international staff, student-centered approach in the process of education, and a third foreign language (Turkish) in the curriculum.

Learning outcomes

  • Ability to reflect and apply appropriate contemporary methods, instructional technologies, and student-centered approach in teaching English as a foreign language;
  • Ability to integrate various assessment forms and techniques, such as formative, summative, self- and peer-assessment;
  • Awareness of the methodology of teaching a second foreign language and will have high language competence in it; will transfer knowledge and practice from TEFL into teaching a second foreign language. 
  • Competence in academic writing, analyze academic articles, design a research work and conduct it;
  • Ability to form positive attitude to a foreign language as a means of intercultural communication, foster respect and tolerance towards diverse cultures and groups, raise critical thinking, autonomy and responsibility among EFL learners.

Compulsory & elective modules (courses)

Semester 1

Modern History of Kazakhstan
Major Foreign Language: English 1 (B1)
Listening and Speaking
Extensive Reading
Psychology
General Turkish-1 (A1)
General Turkish-2 (A1)

Semester 2

Information and Communication Technologies
Major Foreign Language: English 2 (B1)
Social Studies
Pedagogy / Extensive Reading-2
Expository Writing
Professional Turkish-3 (A2)
Professional Turkish-4 (A2)

Semester 3

Kazakh/Russian 1 (Elective)
Academic Writing
Major Foreign Language in Intercultural Communication Contexts-1
Second Foreign Language 1 (Elective)
Methods of Foreign Language Education
Introduction to Linguistics
Physical Education-1
Practicum (Orientation)

Semester 4

Kazakh/Russian 2 (Elective)
Political Science
Major Foreign Language in Intercultural Communication Contexts-2
Survey of Applied Linguistics
Second Foreign Language 2 (Elective)
Educational Psychology
Physical Education-2

Semester 5

English for Academic Purposes (C2)
Critical Thinking Strategies
An Orientation into the Profession of TESOL
Contemporary Trends in TESOL
Second Foreign Language 3 (Elective)
Public Speaking
Pedagogical Practicum

Semester 6

Using Drama in Teaching English
Teaching English to Young Learners
Professional Development in TESOL
Teaching Intercultural Communication in English
Introduction to Research in Applied Linguistics
Second Foreign Language 4

Semester 7

Business English and Entrepreneurship / Basic Translation
Assessment in Language Teaching
Practice of English Language Teaching: Peer Teaching
Second Foreign Language 5 (Elective)
Instructional Technology and Material Development
Philosophy
Physical Education-3
Physical Education-4

Semester 8

Teaching Practicum
Research Practicum 
Second Foreign Language 6 (Elective)
Micro-teaching in Foreign Language (Second)
Diploma Project

Employablility

The demand for graduates of this specialty is extremely high due to the exclusive competence of specialists. The best graduates successfully work in prestigious educational institutions of the Republic, such as Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools, Bіlіm Innovation Schools, TAMOS, Miras, and others.
Some graduates and graduates start their own business by launching and successfully operating private language centers, while others work online and provide online courses to the public.

Coordinator

Arman Argynbayev
arman.argynbayev@sdu.edu.k

 

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