Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Russian Language and Literature

Follow-up Master's degree in full-time form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied as a single subject or in combination with another programme.

What will you learn?

The aim of the follow-up master’s programme in Teaching of Russian Language and Literature for Secondary Schools is to prepare highly qualified and competent teacher of Russian language and literature who is thoroughly (professionally and individually) prepared to teach at secondary school or at the lower secondary schools and, if needed, at language schools where the Russian is taught as a foreign language.

Pregradual teaching practice, based on the four basic principles (programme disciplines, programme didactical component, pedagogical and psychological propaedeutic and reflected teaching practice), follows up the proper special basis, gained during previous bachelor’s study in the SP in Russian Studies (language competence in Russian at B2 level, the knowledge of the Russian grammar, the Russian literature, the history and the culture) and it is focused on the further deepening of professional competences and creating pedagogical and psychological, didactic, communicative and other personally cultivated competences necessary for the professional career in teaching the foreign language.

The emphasis is so put predominantly on the close connection of theoretical, pedagogical and psychological as well as didactical study programme components with the practical component of teachers’ preparation that consists of graduational system of follow-up intern and extern practices (parallel and continuous) and their managed reflection in the close connection with the contractual providers of the practice (lower and upper secondary schools). The partial aim of the study programme is, at the same time, to prepare the graduate who will be able to independently search, critically judge and adequately use various informational sources, that will make possible for him to flexibly react on the changeable requirements of the practice and who will be motivated to the further self-education and continuous self-development.

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Career opportunities

This study programme is, in conformity with its aims, designed so that the graduates, thanks to the broad enough professional qualification and wide understanding of methodical preparation could easily find the employment:

  • in teaching the Russian language at secondary school
  • in teaching the Russian language at lower secondary school
  • as lecturers of the Russian language at courses in language schools
  • as lecturers of the Russian language at courses provided by employers for employees who are sent abroad (predominantly to the Russian Federation, Belorussia, the Ukraine and other former Soviet Union countries)
  • as lecturers of the Russian language at universities
  • as lecturers/teachers of the Russian language of individual or group teaching
  • in preparing and organizing Russian language courses
  • as authors of textbooks, coursebooks and methodical materials for a broad range of Russian language teaching.

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Jan – 30 Apr 2024)

Deadline for submitting applications: January 1 - April 30

Who the programme is intended for: The programme is intended for all graduates of Bachelor’s studies.

Subject matter of the entrance examination: Written test verifying the applicants’ practical knowledge of Russian, Russian grammar and vocabulary, ability to orient in a Russian text, orientation towards basic theoretical questions, concepts, and terminology of linguistics and literary science and knowledge of Russian literature, history, and culture at the level required for the Bachelor’s state examination in specialization Russian Cultural Studiesat FA MU.

Waiver of the entrance examination: The entrance examination can be waived for those graduates of Bachelor’s studies in one of the specializations of the Russian Studies programme at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, who have achieved an overall A-B grade in the Bachelor’s state examination. Applicants can ask for a waiver for the entrance examination via the e-application form, section "Application for waiver of the entrance examination".

Website Department of Slavonic Studies.

General information on the course of the admission procedure to the follow-up Master’s degree programmes at FA MU can be found here. Documents for the current admission procedure are kept in Materials for Applicants.

Criteria for evaluation

Pass/fail line of the entrance examination: 60 points (out of 100).

Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years

Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Combined studies

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Follow-up studies

The graduate of the master’s study programme can be admitted to current accredited fields of doctor studies in FF MU: Russian Language, Paleoslavistics and Slavic Languages, Russian Literature, Theory and History of Slavic Literatures, Comparative Literature, Philological Area studies, and later to newly accredited programmes: Slavic languages, Slavic literatures, Comparative Literature and Philological Area Studies.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction Czech

Do you have any questions?
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doc. PhDr. Jiří Gazda, CSc.



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