Importance of Foreign Languages in Education Process at Universities

Ľubica Varečková, Jaroslava Pavelková


Foreign languages and their usage is a part of common labour market requirements when applying for job after the university study. Language knowledge is a part of valid European documents in the field of education and the work policy reflecting the needs of recent multidimensional European labour market. Preparing, education process and further training must be necessarily performed in compliance with recent requirements where the continuous language learning should be an inseparable part of university study, oriented at the area of study, and aimed at future professional and job requirements. Based on the studied international documents, reports and recommendations as well as based on valid accreditation processes in the Slovak and Czech Republics was verified the implementation of foreign language education on the sample of future graduates and graduates of deliberately chosen study programs in social area and helping professions in the Slovak and Czech Republics. In the Slovak Republic was chosen a newly implemented study program in the higher educational territory where was expected the implementation of international documents. The respondents in both samples confirmed the importance for comprehensive language learning that should be a part of lifelong learning process, and inseparable part of education and training of social work professionals and professionals in helping professions included.


Foreign languages; European documents; helping professions; social work; market requirements;

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