English Language & Literature

Open source, or “free-to-UNYP” apps and tools for instruction

The global experience over the past years created new challenges and opportunities for professional educators and their students. Instructors deployed tools and implemented strategies to continue the delivery of teaching and learning for students around the world. That spirit is exemplified in UNYP’s community of instructors and students from over 60 countries around the world. […]

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Bachelor of English Language & Literature

Pursue a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in English Language & Literature The study of literature not only exercises our skills of interpretation and critical thinking, but also gives us access to the history and ideas that have shaped our world. Take this unique opportunity to study in Central Europe with the University of New […]

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Academic Writing

Director of Academic Writing Edel Sanders Ph.D. University of Cambridge, UKM.A. Ed.M., Columbia University Teachers College, USAB.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia University, USA Our mission The academic writing program at UNYP is comprehensive, reflecting the vision to prepare students for a high level of university writing and beyond. This includes composition courses for the […]

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English Language Preparation

Studying in English, especially at university level, is a new experience for many students who come to study at the University of New York in Prague. Understanding that, we have created together with AXON Czech Republic courses for: Students looking to improve their English skills to pass an admission English test, like TOEFL or IELTS. […]

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Career possibilities after studying English Language & Literature

Studying literature can bring many benefits, including improving critical thinking and exercising our interpretation skills. If you are a fan of English literature and want to take it further, check out our Bachelor’s degree in English Language & Literature. The main study areas in this degree are Literature, Literary History, Literary Criticism, Language and Culture, and […]

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Perlego Book of the Month: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Finding the right book to read can be challenging, and so here at UNYP we have collaborated with the online library Perlego to present the Book of the Month. For this month, we have chosen The Alchemist by Portuguese novelist Paulo Coelho. We are aware of the fact that everyone has different preferences and book tastes; however, […]

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Starting your journey towards studying in English? Check out our English Foundation Program!

Choosing a place to study is a hard task. High school students have many questions when they consider which university to apply for. Which country? Is a private university better than a state one? Is it best to study in English, or in your own language? If you dream of studying in English, but you […]

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Pandemic commentaries by first-year writing students

When asked to contribute to this month’s newsletter, I knew exactly who to feature. In the Spring of 2021, I asked (though maybe “required” is a better word here) my first-year writing students to develop their own commentary piece on the pandemic.To encourage those students to explore their interests and create their own research space, […]

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To be or not to be? Interesting facts about Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is one of the most renowned playwrights to have ever existed. As well as his plays and poetry, Shakespeare is also known for the many mysteries surrounding his life.  Shakespeare is widely considered to be one of the greatest writers in the history of English literature, although very little information is known about […]

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What Are “Academic Literacies” and Why Should I Care?

Over the past few decades, English-medium universities like UNYP have admitted increasingly diverse groups of students, many of whom speak English as an additional language (Lea & Street, 2010; Thesen, 1997). The transition from high school to university is often challenging, even for students studying in their primary languages (Clerehan, 2002). For students who are […]

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