“Old name, new content”: Polish Philology at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences

Ewelina Mokrzecka

The admission process at Lithuanian universities has begun. One of the places for which high school graduates can apply is the Polish Language, Culture Study and Didactics Centre at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences.

“We would like to encourage this year’s high school graduates to consider studying at our faculty which has an old traditional name yet also new content. What are the advantages of studying Polish Philology at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences (Lietuvos edukologijos universitetas)? First of all, after four years of study, the graduates are awarded a bachelor’s degree and the professional qualification of a Polish language teacher. Last year we passed the accreditation process, received six-year accredited status, and were successfully evaluated by an international commission. However, after receiving an accredited status, we made some changes to the degree, like introducing two new courses: teaching course and translation course,” the Director of the Polish Language, Culture Study and Didactics Centre Irena Masojć says.

She states that her department provides an opportunity to participate in various student exchange programs with Polish universities and in many interesting projects.

“We try to provide the students with Polish language and culture, yet, at the same time, we want to put it all in an Lithuanian context. I believe that if someone wants to work and promote Polish culture, one should study Polish philology in Lithuania,” Irena Masojć claims.

To be accepted to the state-funded study place, one must take a motivation test. The test will be held from June 25 to June 28; the registration on lamabpo.lt is required before taking a test.

“We assume that not everyone will be successful in applying for government funding of the studies, this year we submitted an application for financing Polish Philology to the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Vilnius. Therefore, we encourage you to apply not only for state-funded study places but also for student-pay courses,” Irena Masojć says.

“We are glad that we managed to convince the public and many organizations about the importance of Lithuanian Polish Philology studies. We are supported not only by the Polish Embassy but also by various other organizations; one student will have their tuition paid by Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny w Krakowie (Pedagogical University of Cracow), while from the next academic year, the second and third years will be financed by Fundacja “Pomoc Polakom na Wschodzie” (The Foundation Aid to Poles in the East), the Director of the Polish Language, Culture Study and Didactics Centre says.

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Tłumaczenie by Michał M. Kowalski w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Michał M. Kowalski within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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