PARTNERS - HU

Note: The INTACT project was finished in November 2015. This page will no longer be updated. 

Kecskemét College, founded on 1st January, 2000, is the largest college in the Southern Plain Region of Hungary with three faculties of different profiles. The College has an enrolment of 4500 students and is staffed by 250 teachers.

The Faculty of Teacher Training of Kecskemét College is the scientific, educational and cultural centre of the region offering Bachelor courses in teacher training for both Kindergarten and Primary School. The college offers additional full-time and part-time higher-level vocational training courses for Youth Advisers, Infant and Child Care Workers. Moreover, the faculty offers pre-service and in-service professional development in many other further education programmes.

The Faculty currently has an inter-institutional agreement with 20 partners in the Erasmus Lifelong Learning Programme along with a partnership with bilingual primary and secondary schools. Beyond its basic activities, the college promotes the improvement of the region with its research, educational development and innovation. Kecskemét College prides itself on the high standard of technology equipment and is continually broadening its training profile and enhancing its educational facilities to meet the requirements of higher education in the 21st century.

The Faculty organises science conferences and has taken part in several research as well as TEMPUS and EU Comenius-projects in the recent years, e.g. TEMPUS Developement of intercultural competences of students, Janua Linguarum Introduction of Language Awareness into the Curriculum, ISTEPEC: Intercultural Studies in Teacher Education to Promote European Citizenship, PRISECCO: Primary and Secondary Continuity in Foreign Language Teaching, ADORE: Teaching Adolescent Struggling Readers, MOLAN: Network for the exchange of       information about good practices that serve to motivate language learners and BaCuLit: Basic Curriculum for Teachers' In-service Training in Content Area Literacy in Secondary Schools.

The main tasks of Kecskemét College in the project are: to coordinate national project activities, the leadership in the work package concerning the evaluation of the developed teaching and learning materials, the preparation and realization of a face to face project meeting, to contribute to the project dissemination and presenting the project at national or international conferences. Amongst other tasks, Kecskemét College will take part in all exploitation activities and will coordinate the cooperation with the Hungarian pilot schools.

Dr. Sarolta Lipóczi, tha national team leader, has a MA in Hungarian and German language and literature (1978) and a PhD in Literature Sciences (1989, 1999). She is Associate Professor at the Department of Modern Languages in Kecskemét Teacher Training College, Hungary. She has 20-year experience in teaching German at university level for language teachers in primary and lower primary school, in participating in European projects (Tempus, Comenius) and with several research projects in cooperation with Universities in Germany (Freiburg and Frankfurt), Austria (Vienna and Krems) and other countries in Europe. She has developed concepts and teaching materials on language awareness and transition from primary to secondary level in language teaching and learning. She edited and published books about results of German as a foreign language teaching. She has held presentations in a lot of countries in Europe and participated in literature research projects supported by the DAAD at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.

Dr. Ildikó Szabó hat got a MA in Hungarian Literature and Grammar (1996), a MA in American Studies (1997) and a PhD in Hungarian Linguistics (2004). She is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Modern Languages in Kecskemét Teacher Training College, Hungary. She teaches Linguistics, Methodology, American Literature and Civilzation. She is involved in pre-service and in-service teacher training and also teaches English in a primary school. She takes part in international research on language teaching (CulTiFoLa, pri-sec-co, MOLAN) and reading literacy (ADORE, BaCuLit). Her fields of interests are early language teaching, CLIL methods and bilingual education. She has developed and is supervising the English/German-Hungarian bilingual educational program at the Kecskeméti Református Általános Iskola (Calvinist Primary School, Kecskemét) (www.krek.hu).

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Pilot-school:



Pilot-teachers:
Ms Krisztina Pap-Szabó
Ms Izabella Németh-Kalóz