The importance of learning foreign languages today, at the threshold of the information age, is indisputable. Foreign language skills are a daily necessity. Borders between states and peoples are being erased and disappearing, modern companies have not recognized such borders for a long time, and the only way to join the global information network is to communicate with foreign countries. The last limit that everyone needs to master is to use a foreign language. Moreover, the Council of Europe has declared trilingualism as one of its minimum program objectives, which means that every citizen of Europe, in addition to their mother tongue, should actively speak, at least two foreign languages.
In addition to speaking the language itself, it is also important to know the culture because culture is an invisible connection that unites people. The art, literature, language and religion of a community compose its culture. Our cultural values and beliefs are expressed through our way of life. The importance of culture lies in its close connection with ways of thinking and living.
Our study program strives for the above-mentioned, that is, the education of foreign language teachers as well as professionals who are trained to work in various institutions of education, culture and economy. The study program of first cycle academic studies is designed to enable students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for quality and professional work, but also to develop awareness of the need for continuous training in selected professional fields and responsibility for their own intellectual and professional development throughout their professional careers. In the field of training for teaching, the study program, both in content and the selection of courses, enables students to develop communication skills, cooperation, teamwork skills, responsibility, creativity and flexibility as important qualities needed for educating the young generation.