• The students acquire basic knowledge in the history of the English language. The materials focus on different underlying periods, the theory is supported by additional literary and linguistic texts.
  • The students are introduced to the basics of U.S. history, culture and civilization. At the end of the semester they will have acquired general knowledge related to the history, geography, economics, culture and education in the U.S.


  • The course provides a general overview of the History of English and tackles both diachronic and synchronic aspects of linguistic variation and language change. The students enrolled in the course will engage in extensive readings and analysis of historical varieties (Old, Middle and Early-Modern English texts) as well as of regional and social varieties (American English, African American Vernacular English).
  • The main aim of the course is to familiarize the students with the theoretical and practical issues of ESP terminology. By the end of the semester the students create termbases in the fields of academic research, environmental issues, higher education and military language.
  • The students develop basic translation and interpretation skills by implementing the theoretical knowledge (translation techiques) while working with texts on topical issues from the online learned media.
  • Students acquire knowledge and translation skills in the fields of public administration and language of law. Additionally they develop their respective knowledge in EU policy areas, public administration and justice issues.


  • This course is intended to develop the students’ competence to approach critically U.S. domestic and international issues. The students will focus on mediatized hot issues in the domains of politics and economy. In addition, the lectures seek to highlight the role of the U.S. in the global arena and consequently to assist students in positioning local and regional societal manifestations of globalization.
  • The course focuses on developing media literacy. The key objectives are to develop conscious understanding of medialects, as media-related new forms of communication, to spot and decode media messages and bias, as well as to develop competence in managing techniques of persuasion.
  • Students are invited to follow the posts on the site.
    Consultation hours can also be adjusted to the students' special needs.
  • Students enrolled in the course will attend lectures which provide the basic knowledge to understand and disambiguate the issues set by the ever growing intercultural element in a globalized world.
  • The students develop conscious awareness of international projects and acquire project writing and management skills by hands-on activities related to EU calls for applications.
  • The main aim of the course is to introduce MA students in English Studies to the scientific study of the English vocabulary, with focus on morphologic (word formation, origins, etc.) and semantic issues.

  • The aim of the course is to introduce BA, and MA students in Teacher Training to develop and adapt their expertise to teach English for Specific/Special Purposes. By the end of the course students are able to:
    - list the different forms of needs analysis and explain their rationale,
    - select and sequence the topics, language skills, activities and situations relevant to their learners,

    - design and write essays/theses using academic English

  • The students are investigating and analysing the topical issues of the minorities in the United States. The lectures tackle the issues of identity, double-affiliation, collective and individual rights, language politics and education.