Erasmus+

 

ERASMUS+ student mobilities 2018/2019

If you are a KAJL student of English and are interested in an Erasmus stay
at an EU partner university in the academic year of 2018/19
you should read the following information here and here.

The list of the partner universities is available here.

 

Student Mobility – Outgoing

The department of English Language and Literature joined the programme as early as 1998 with our first partner being the University of Joensuu, Finland, and since then the number of partner universities has grown to 17 in 1 countries. So every year as many as 30 students can apply to spend a semester or one academic year at a partner university to study English. See the table for universities and places available.

The application process starts in February, when the list of places for the following academic year is published and students are invited to apply. When registering in the online system, all candidates can apply for up to three destinations for any one selection procedure from among the places offered by the Charles University faculty where they are enrolled. Students gain access to the system by using their personal number (the eight-figure number on their student identity card below the photo) and the password that goes with the card. For further information concerning the application process see this website.

The competition (konkurs) takes place in the month of March when applicants go through an interview with the department committee (Erasmus coordinator plus two more teachers from the department). Students registered for full-time day study courses with good study results (of any nationality) are eligible. In the month of April the selected candidates fill in the application forms (available here), which are then sent to the host universities. For their Learning Agreement, students are encouraged to select courses carefully so that their credits earned abroad can be recognized at their home university. Our partner departments are mostly in the faculties of humanities, arts or letters, whose curricula do not always exactly correspond to the curriculum at the Faculty of Education in Prague. Erasmus students are generally invited to choose subjects offered by the partner English departments; however, they may choose to attend courses offered by other departments at the host university as well.

Once the students receive acceptance letters from their host universities, they arrange the remaining formalities with the Department of International Relations (Zahraniční oddělení) at the Faculty of Education.
While abroad, they are requested by the coordinator to write two information letters per term and e-mail them to the coordinator. These letters are then put on the notice board in the department corridor for other students to get a closer view of what the mobilities are about and what subjects are offered by the partner departments. Besides the partner universities’ web pages, these letters provide very important information for all those intending to apply for a mobility.

Faculty of Education’s Erasmus+ also provide useful information.

Further information is available from the English Department Erasmus+ Coordinator PhDr. Tereza Topolovská, Ph.D., e-mail: tereza.topolovska@pedf.cuni.cz.

The list of the partner universities see here.

 

Student Mobility – Incoming

Students from all partner departments of English are cordially invited to spend a semester or the whole academic year studying English at our Department of English Language and Literature at Charles University Prague. The list of courses are available here. All the courses in our department are taught in English and through English, so students need not worry about not speaking Czech.

Incoming students are advised that if they choose other courses at the Faculty of Education, these will, most probably, be taught in Czech. Though a course of the Czech Language is available to the Erasmus students, they need to be aware of the fact that the basic Czech they will learn in the course will not make it possible for them to attend and gain credits in courses (e.g. in History or Social Science or other subjects) taught in the Czech language. So students from the partner universities are invited to choose courses provided by the English Department only (and state these in their Learning Agreement).

However, courses in the Dept. of German, French and Russian will be taught mostly in those languages and if foreign students choose to study those, every effort will be made to accommodate them. In addition, a General Education course in English is regularly organized by the Departments of Education and Primary Education at the faculty in the summer semester and every effort will be made too to make it possible for students coming to the English dept. to attend this course if they choose to do so.

Apart from the course of Czech Language, also a Czech Society Course (taught in English) is available to all incoming Erasmus students at the Faculty of Education.

Charles University receives now only on-line applications. Information about the application process is available here.

Deadlines (15 June and 31 October) need to be strictly observed.

Erasmus+ Coordinator for the Department of English Language and Literature is PhDr. Tereza Topolovská, Ph.D., e-mail: tereza.topolovska@pedf.cuni.cz, who will try to answer any queries students intending to apply may have.

For more information see The Department of International Relations (Zahraniční oddělení).