English Language programme is designed with a rigorous grounding in the mechanics of the English language. The English Department’s curricula provide all Universum students with a series of EFL courses as well as Academic Writing courses. Additionally, the proposed program offers degree-specific curricula that will provide English BA students with a range of career paths to explore. It will do this without funneling students into particular “streams”: coursework includes a menu of options including EFL pedagogy, journalism, English literature, and linguistics. The degree program thus offers a general approach to the pursuit of studies in English, and provides students with a broad exposure to employment options that they can explore over the course of their studies. The general aims of the English Programme are as follows:
- Express ideas, opinions, and arguments in clear, grammatically sound spoken English.
- Paraphrase, analyze, and critique scholarly writing.
- Approach written discourse with keen critical thinking skills.
- Critically analyze and explain linguistic terminology as it applies to Albanian and English languages.
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences in English.
- Apply analytical skill in writing and research projects
- Practice different teaching methodologies in order to apply his/her knowledge
|1||M||English Language Integration I||36||18||6|
|3||M||Albanian and English Phonetics and Phonology||36||18||6|
|4||M||Introduction to English Language Literature I||36||18||6|
|6||E||Introduction to German Language I||36||18||6|
|7||E||Albanian Language - Morphology||36||18||6|
|1||M||English Language Integration II||36||18||6|
|2||M||English Language Linguistics||36||18||6|
|4||M||English Language Literature II||36||18||6|
|5||E||German language II||36||18||6|
|6||E||English for Specific Purposes||36||18||6|
|1||M||English Language Integration III||36||18||6|
|2||M||English Language Morphology||36||18||6|
|4||E||German Language III||36||18||6|
|5||E||Introduction to Translation and Interpretation||36||18||6|
|6||E||Introduction to Journalism||36||18||6|
|1||M||English Language Integration IV||36||18||6|
|2||M||English Language Syntax||36||18||6|
|3||M||Internship and Career Orientation||36||18||8|
|4||E||Introduction to German language IV||36||18||6|
|5||E||Translation for Administration and Business||36||18||6|
|6||E||Literary Translation: Problems and Possibilities||36||18||6|
|7||E||Leadership and Debating||36||18||6|
|1||M||English Language Integration V||36||18||6|
|2||M||English Language Lexicology||36||18||6|
|3||M||Film Translation Workshop||36||18||6|
|4||E||German Language IV||36||18||6|
|5||E||Presentations and Public Speaking||36||18||6|
|6||E||Grant and Proposal Writing||36||18||6|
|1||M||English Language Integration VI||36||16||6|
|3||M||Community Service Writing||36||18||6|
The employment barometer (2010, published on our website www.universum-ks.org) shows that currently one of the primary expertise for employment is the knowledge and professional use of English. A study conducted by the Career Office at our College (2013), confirms the belief that most employers value expertise in the English language as a necessary prerequisite for hire. Therefore, Universum proposes a program, which suits contemporary employment in English language workplaces: knowledge and expertise of the subjects in fluent spoken and written English. After the three-year trajectory, we expect our students to be able to be bale to perform tasks in various job opportunities that require to:
- Conduct administrative work to the international plans and projects;
- Contribute in administrative posts, articles, publications;
- Be able to analyze media reports, publications and information both written and spoken;
- Conduct Public Relations activities and illustrations;
- Engage in oral and written translations in gatherings and occasions;
- Be able to asses English proficiency in both written and spoken;
Universum College offers dual studies, whereby students are offered full study funding, internships over three years and guaranteed employment in these companies in the departments of: Computer Science, Business and Management, German Language and Integrated Design.
So far, Universum College offers dual studies with these companies:
- Fox Group
- Vision Agency
Universum College has often been targeted by different institutions to form partnerships and professional collaborations, aiming to contribute to the economy and development of sectors. Hence, Universum College actively seeks qualitative and prestigious partners to launch and implement projects that foster positive changes, contribute to the development of society and enhance the skills and knowledge of young generations. Dual studies program enables students at Universum College to pursue academic degree studies while working in a company/institution of their relevant filed. This enables students to obtain both academic degrees and professional experience.
Universum College has redesigned its curricula according to the needs and demand of the local and global market. Universum College updated its curricula by bringing more innovative, practical as well as entrepreneurial subjects. Curricula is designed in cooperation with experts of the respective fields. Now courses offered at Universum College directly equip students with necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to work for significant companies and institutions.
Shortly, Universum College will launch other dual study programs with respective local and international companies.
Under this program, students shall complete 2 years at Universum College and continue their third year at Mykolas Romeris University, which ranks in the top 5 among Lithuania’s 37 higher education institutions. Upon completion of studies in this program, students are provided with a Bachelor’s degree from Mykolas Romeris University and a second Bachelor’s degree from Universum College.
Through this unique opportunity, students are equipped with two internationally recognized degrees. Also, Mykolas Romeris Partner University offers our students an Erasmus + scholarship to complete a semester at a partner university in EU countries
The purpose of each tutorial is to help students develop strategies that help them strengthen their knowledge, develop transferable learning skills, and achieve academic success. The role of a tutor is to enable students to do their job using the best way of learning. The ultimate goal is to help students discover how he or she learns best and to help students develop their skills to achieve the best educational outcomes. If students need additional support and academic assistance tutors are informed. immediately. Thus, students’ academic performance is closely monitored
Matthew Slack, Tutor
Ulpiana Hetemi, Tutor
Comedy ``Mind Your Language``
The comedy “Mind Your Language” by the students of the English Language Department of Universum College aroused tremendous interest by filling the halls full of young people and the media in cities where it appeared such as Prishtina, Ferizaj, Mitrovica and Podujeva.
The activity “Verbal Boxing” held in Prishtina and Ferizaj through the concept of showing a television program, managed to divide the roles (psychologists-parents-teachers) among students to create a debate, in order to strengthen communication skills in English .
The normal minimum entry requirements for a candidate to be eligible for admission to the College’s courses are set out in the General Entry Requirements contained in the Prospectus. However, the absolute minimum criteria for a student to be admitted to this academic program, is that all students are expected to have successfully completed high school and have passed the national test (matura). In addition, in order to be enrolled in our program, all applicants are required to bring the following documents:
- Birth certificate
- Diploma and secondary school certificate
- Legalized documents issued by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Kosovo for all those who have completed their education outside of the Republic of Kosovo
- Completing the application procedures at Universum College
- The contract of the study program if they meet eligibility criteria
Message from Prof. Dr. Mejreme Ymeri
DIRECTOR OF ENGLISH AND GERMAN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT
Bachelor study programs offered at Universum College last for three years (3 years) and consist of 180 ECTS credits or 60 ECTS credits per year. Students can obtain Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) depending on their study programme.