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1 Foreign language teaching B USINESS A CADEMY R UZOMBEROK S LOVAKIA

2 S LOVAKIA – a country in the heart of Europe Ružomberok a small town in the north of Slovakia Ruzomberok

3 E DUCATION SYSTEM IN S LOVAKIA AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING Schooling starts in elementary schools consisting of two stages: 1st grade 1st grade 2nd 5 – 9 grade 2nd 5 – 9 grade - compulsory learning a foreign language from 5th grade of - compulsory learning a foreign language from 5th grade of elementary school elementary school - in in New concept of teaching foreign languages in primary and secondary schools was approved by the goverment and introduced to schools in September since 2008 teaching two foreign languages has been compulsory 1th foreign language from 3th grade and 2nd foreign language 1th foreign language from 3th grade and 2nd foreign language from 6th grade from 6th grade - 1st foreign language – most of all English or German - 1st foreign language – most of all English or German - 2nd foreign language – English, German, Russian or French - 2nd foreign language – English, German, Russian or French After finishing 9th grade pupils transfer to a secondary school of their choice which can last from 3 to 5 years

4 B USINESS A CADEMY AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES - a four-year secondary school which provides a complete secondary specialized education in the field of economic subjects, specialising in accounting (bookkeeping), economics and enterpreneurship - school was established in 1992 and the Russian language has been taught since teaching foreign languages starts in 1st grade and finishes in the 4th grade by passing a school leaving exam called MATURITA - pupils learn 1st foreign language – Eng or Ger and 2nd foreign language - Eng, Ger or Rus

5 N UMBER OF LESSONS PER WEEK 1st foreign language 2nd foreign language Conversation lessons (1st for.language) 1st grade 4 3 _ 2nd grade rd grade th grade 3 2 2

6 F OREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING IN 2010/11 Class1st foreign language 2nd foreign language Conversation lessons EngGerEngGerRusEngGer 1.A B A B A B A B Total

7 F OREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS 21 teachers work at school, among them 7 teachers of foreign languages 5 English teachers 3 German teachers 1 Russian teacher two teachers teach 2 foreign languages (Eng-Rus, Eng-Ger)

8 E NGLISH TEXTBOOKS Textbook+ workbook + CD

9 G ERMAN TEXTBOOKS Textbook+ workbook + CD

10 R USSIAN TEXTBOOKS Textbook+ workbook + CD

11 The Common European Framework of Reference teaching 1st foreign language is finished in the 4th grade with a school leaving exam called Maturita at the level B1/B2 according to The Common European Framework of Referance for Teaching Languages teaching 2nd foreign languge is finished in the 4th grade аt the level А2/B1, a school leaving exam is voluntary

12 S CHOOL LEAVING EXAM FROM FOREING LANGUAGES  In 2004 a Rehearsal Examination of a New Concept of School Leaving Examination was implemented  Each pupil has a possibility to choose the level of examination either B1 or a higher level B2 Maturita exam consists of two parts: 1. EXTERNAL PART % 2. INTERNAL PART Test : includes 3 parts -Listеning comprehension -Language in use -Reading compehension (duration: 100 min B1/ B2 120 min) 33,3% Oral exam: (20 min) - visual input (5 min) - discussion about a topic of 25 topics (10 min) - simulation /role play (5 min ) 30% Writing – letter,essay (60 min) at least 180 words

13 F OREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOMS Four classrooms for teaching foreign languages:  two classroom with a video- player, CD-player and maps  two classrooms with an interactive board When teaching foreign languages we can use other computer classrooms

14 L ANGUAGE COMPETITIONS - O LYMPIADS  Our pupils take part in language olympiads  The school organises school rounds, the best pupils go on to regional rounds.  1st place in a regional round of the German language Olympiad (2009)  2nd place in a regional round of the English language Olympiad (2007, 2010) Our achievements

15 School participation in projects in 2006 four our pupils together with a teacher participated in a project in Ancara, Turkey which was called „Sports against xenofobia „ in 2007 one pupil escorted by a teacher participated in a project called „Diversity is our strength" in Armenia Pupils of our school take part in different international projects

16 Participation in different competitions Students of our school are interested in events taking place in the European Union and therefore they participate in different competitions with concern of the life in the European Union. A reward for them is often a stay in various countries of Europe where they have a possibility to use their language skills in practise. Тhat kind of the reward was a stay of two our students in Strassburg in 2008 or in German Weimar where a student of ours spent a week.

17 Thank you for your attention!


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