English Language

The core expertise taught within the MA study builds on the preceding BA study program, and consists of a set of symbiotically interconnected linguistic, literary and didactic disciplines designed to give the graduate substantial knowledge in all these, in correspondence to the MA level.


The aim is to educate a school-leaver who is able to teach music at all kinds and grades of schools. The study is tied with preceding bachelor study, concentrated on gaining special musical knowledge and abilities. Master study degree focuses on collaboration with pedagogical and psychological subjects and with praxis at basic and high schools to development of musical pedagogical skills. The subjects take account of the pedagogical orientation of master degree.

See plan of study on http://studium.pedf.cuni.cz/karolinka/

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

  1. Exam in the first subject – a maximum score of 30 points.
  2. Exam in the second subject – a maximum score of 30 points.
  3. Oral exam – assessing the applicants’ general awareness of pedagogy and psychology, and their motivation to study the chosen subjects – a maximum score of 30 points.

Total score – 90 points maximum.

English Language

The entrance exam has two parts – written (test) and oral (interview).

Written part – maximum 20 points

The written text consists of a linguistic and literary part. The linguistic part (langue disciplines): text analysis with regard to its phonetic, morphological, lexicological and syntactic aspects. A successful applicant needs to be well-versed in all the basic disciplines within the English language system (phonetics, phonology, lexicology, morphology, and syntax). The linguistic test plumbs the applicants’ knowledge of the relevant terminology, their ability to properly expound miscellaneous systemic phenomena within their original context and to give a practical illustration using some concrete language material. The test also includes theoretical syntax (semi-clausal constructions, negations, word order, and functional sentence, etc.). The literary part of the test plumbs the applicants’ awareness of literature and literary history, namely in the fields of English and American literature (developmental tendencies, key representatives and canonical works, historical context, etc.) from their historical beginnings until today. All questions are in the multiple choice form.

Minimum score to pass to the oral part = 5 points.

Oral part – maximum 10 points

The oral part has the form of an interview in front of a board.

Criteria of assessment:

  • language level (maximum 5 points)
  • content and level of argument (maximum 2 points)
  • motivation for studying (maximum 3 points)


  1. Interview (maximum 15 points)
    • music theory, harmony, musical forms, history of music (maximum 10 points)
    • description of personal musical experience and plans (maximum 5 points)
  2. Audition (maximum 15 points)
    • Instrumental (piano or violin obligatory, other instruments facultative) and vocal performance in the complete length of CCA 10 minutes.

Pedagogy and Psychology

Oral exam – assessing the applicants’ general awareness of pedagogy and psychology, and their motivation to study the chosen subjects – a maximum score of 30 points.

Conditions for admission

Admission to Master's studies is conditioned by completed secondary education confirmed by a school-leaving certificate. Admission to Post-Bachelor studies (Master's program) is likewise conditioned by completed education in any type of study program.

Verification method: entrance exam
Confirmation date (of entrance exam) from: 23.04.2019 until: 14.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam) from: 24.06.2019 until: 25.06.2019

Recommended literature, sample questions

English Language


DUŠKOVÁ, L. et al. (2003 [1988]): Mluvnice současné angličtiny na pozadí češtiny. Praha: Academia.
DUŠKOVÁ, L.: (2002) Syntax současné angličtiny. Sbírka textů a příkladů k syntaktickému rozboru. Praha, UK v Praze – nakladatelství Karolinum.
DUŠKOVÁ et al. (2001) Morfologie současné angličtiny. Sbírka cvičení, příkladů a textů k morfologickému rozboru. Praha, UK v Praze – nakladatelství Karolinum.
GREENBAUM, S., QUIRK, R. (1990): A Student ́s Grammar of the English Language. London: Longman.
QUIRK, R. et al. (1985) A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. WF Appendix, Longman
ROACH, P. (1983): English Phonetics and Phonology. Cambridge: CUP.

BRADBURY, M., Ruland, R. (1991): From Puritanism to Postmodernism. Penguin Books.
BRADBURY, M (1994): The Modern British Novel. Penguin Books.
HEAD, D. (2002): Modern British Fiction, 1950-2000. Cambridge University Press.
PROCHÁZKA, M. et al. (2011): Lectures on American Literature. UK v Praze, Karolinum.
ROGERS, P. (1994): The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature. Oxford University Press.
SANDERS, A. (2004): The Short Oxford History of English Literature. Oxford University Press


Textbooks concerning history, theory, the psychology of music, harmony and musical forms.
Parts and scores of European Classical Music of 18th to 20th century.

Preparatory course


It's possible to ask for individual consultations in advance.

Graduate Profile

The graduates of the English Language subject of study are specialists in all linguistic disciplines, well acquainted with the development of English language literature and the methods of teaching literature. They have adequate knowledge of the theories and methods of language teaching, and command of language skills on the C2 level.

A graduate of master's degree program in Music Education for primary and secondary schools is fully qualified for pedagogical, didactic-artistic and organizational work in the field; application can be found both in school and out-of-school, in the field of culture, educational activities or professions on the basis of the professional basis of the approval subject.

Career Prospect

English Language

This graduate is acquainted with the fundamental concepts of, and relations between, the langue and parole disciplines including interdisciplinary approaches, is able to interpret texts of Anglophone literatures, has a good command of the latest theories and methods of English language teaching and can apply his/her knowledge and skills in his/her practice as a teacher.


The completion of the MA degree ensures musical knowledge and educational skills. Graduates are able to apply it in the means of current innovative trends. They are qualified to teach music at all levels of schools and music schools as well. Career opportunities include work in the state or the private sphere, children and youth spare-time musical programs.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 20, 2019
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