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Teaching English and Foreign Languages in the 3rd cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education, with specialties in Spanish or French or German

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The Master’s degree in English and Foreign Languages Teaching is a second cycle which seeks the acquisition of the necessary pedagogical and scientific skills for teaching in 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles of basic education and in secondary education, bearing in mind the transformations in society, education and in the technological and scientific evolution.
The Master’s degree is four semesters long (120 ECTS).

Predominant scientific areas:

  • Education
  • Didactics
  • Teacher training
  • Foreign language

See the study cycle official documents.

The Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES) accredited this study cycle with conditions:


Objectives

The different training components of the Master’s degree seek:
  • To ensure that the future teacher adapts at a professional, social and ethical level, to the specificities of the social and school contexts he/she might be in, respecting the ethical and deontological demands of teaching;
  • As for the development of the teaching and learning processes, to provide the student with scientific and methodological instruments which may allow him/her to promote a quality teaching, capable of ensuring significant learnings.
  • As for school participation and the relationship with the community, to develop the understanding of teaching as a global and integrated activity.
  • Regarding a lifelong professional development, to make the initial training a starting point of a path grounded on the reflection about educational issues and professional practice, seeking the construction of a training project which may answer to individual, institutional or social challenges.


Information

- For more information see the Candidate Webpage -

Number of vacancies
Number of vacancies for International Student
Fees

Prerequisites:
Portuguese Language Test and interview.
(Portuguese Written Test correction criteria)

Admission requirements:
  • Graduate degree with 80 ECTS in English and 60 ECTS in German, Spanish or French (of which 36 ECTS must be in the domain of language).
  • The student might also apply provided that has obtained 75% of the credits of the minimum training requirements, being able to complete the remaining 36 ECTS (=6 subjects) while attending the Master’s degree.
  • Candidates for this Master's degree should preferably have attained the following levels of competence (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Language Teaching): English C1, French C1, Spanish B2 and German B2. In the case of candidates whose formal qualifications do not meet this expectation, the Scientific Committee will certify by means of a test in the foreign language in question that their competences are at a level adequate to the frequency of this Master's degree.
  • In the case of candidates who have completed their language training prior to the identification of levels by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or candidates who have had discontinuities in their language training or whose academic background does not clearly show the level of language indicated in the previous point, the Scientific Committee of the Cycle of Studies may require a foreign language test.
Selection criteria
Tiebreaker factors – the same as in general Higher Education access law.

All information in: http://web.letras.up.pt/sga

Comments

Students may only sign up for the Initiation to Professional Practice subject after having been approved in subjects English Didactics I and II and German / Spanish / French Didactics I and II.

Contacts

For scientific and academic issues - contact the course director: meiefa@letras.up.pt
For administrative issues
- contact the Academic Management Services: sga@letras.up.pt
For international mobility students - contact the International Office: sri@letras.up.pt

General information

Official Code: M808
Director: Rogélio Ponce de León Romeo
Acronym: MEIEFA
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of studies: Masters Degree
Start: 2015/2016
Duration: 2 Years

Study Plan

Certificates

  • Teaching English and Foreign Languages in the 3rd cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education, with specialties in German or Spanish or French (Spanish) (120 ECTS credits)
  • Teaching English and Foreign Languages in the 3rd cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education, with specialties in German or Spanish or French (French) (120 ECTS credits)
  • Teaching English and Foreign Languages in the 3rd cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education, with specialties in German or Spanish or French (German) (120 ECTS credits)
  • Master Course of Teaching English and Foreign Languages in the 3rd cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education, with specialties of German or Spanish or French (German) (60 ECTS credits)
  • Master Course of Teaching English and Foreign Languages in the 3rd cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education, with specialties in German or Spanish or French (Spanish) (60 ECTS credits)
  • Master Course of Teaching English and Foreign Languages in the 3rd cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education, with specialties of German or Spanish or French (French) (60 ECTS credits)

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