Course: Alternative Approaches to TEFL

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Course title Alternative Approaches to TEFL
Course code KAJ/AFVNM
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Peldová Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Grzinčič Dagmar, Mgr.
Course content
WEEK TOPICS 1. Introduction - current trends in TEFL; 2. Using films, videos in TEFL 3. Practical sample activities 4. TPR Story Telling 5. Practical sample activities 6. Critical thinking in TEFL 7. Practical sample activities

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is deeper, critical theoretical insight into the issues of alternatives in teaching English and practical application of techniques and trategies of the application of alternative methods to teaching.


Assessment methods and criteria
Practical demonstration of acquired skills

Credit Requirements Regular attendance (two absences in the seminar accepted); Active participation in class; Micro-teaching (on the date selected): - practical demonstration of an activity on a selected topic/teaching aid - 15 - 20 minutes - a handout (a copy for each participant) including 1) description of the activity performed + two other activities; 2) recommended resources; - sharing the prepared methodological materials with other students
Recommended literature
  • Brown. ). Principles of Language Learning and Teaching.. Englewood Cliffs, 1994.
  • Cunningsworth, A. ). Evaluating and selecting EFL teaching materials. Oxford:, 1994.
  • Griffiths, G. Keohane. Personalizing Language Learning. Cambridge, 2000.
  • Kasíková, H. Kooperativní učení a vyučování: Teoretické a praktické problémy.. Praha, 2001.
  • Richards, J.; Rogers, T. Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching.. Cambridge, 2001.

Study plans that include the course
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