Students take an Introductory Course of Phonetics for 18 hours a week in small groups during 5 weeks. After that a number of courses (2-4 hours a week) are offered in Phonetics, Reading, Listening, Grammar and Speech.A range of teaching methods are used, from traditional grammar explanation to role-playing, dialogues during oral classes and problem-solving using stories and crosswords. Use is also made of the language laboratory and computer-assisted language learning facilities.
Students continue with the English language but are also offered a number of compulsory courses, most of which run for one semester. These include: Educational Psychology, History of Belarus, General Linguistics, Culture and Traditions, American and British Studies.
Students focus on language skills such as essay writing and aural comprehension. Other languages such as German, Italian, Spanish, Swedesh, Polish, French are on offer in addition to a range of compulsory courses such as Theory of Grammar, Lexicology, Theory of Phonetics.
Fourth-year students concentrate on speech communication, composition writing and take courses in Stylistics, American and British Literature, Social Science. Fourth-year students are offered a selection of elective courses on any subject of interest related to Linguistics.
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