Course: Methodology of the English Language 1

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Course title Methodology of the English Language 1
Course code KAJ/DI1NM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Koutská Iva, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Day-time students (14 weeks, 1 lecture + 1 workshop) 1. ELT, basic terms, methods, strategies, learner variables (incl. cognitive variations) - lecture 2. ELT, basic terms, methods, strategies, learner variables (incl. cognitive variations) - workshop 3. Classroom management. classroom language (incl. giving instructions) - lecture 4. Classroom management. classroom language (incl. giving instructions) - workshop 5. Lesson planning (design/stages, lesson aims/objectives) - lecture 6. Lesson planning (design/stages, lesson aims/objectives) - workshop 7. Teaching language system - vocabulary - lecture 8. Teaching language system - vocabulary - workshop 9. Teaching language system - grammar - lecture 10. Teaching language system - grammar - workshop 11. Language awareness. Socio-cultural aspects of teaching English. Practising (new) language items - lecture 12. Language awareness. Socio-cultural aspects of teaching English. Practising (new) language items - workshop Part-time students: According to the number of teaching sessions, the topics will be distributed to ca three to four blocks. The content will be the same as for the day-time students. 1. ELT, basic terms, methods, strategies, learner variables (incl. cognitive variations). 2. Lesson planning (design/stages, lesson aims/objectives). Classroom management. classroom language (incl. giving instructions). 3. Teaching vocabulary/ teaching grammar 4. Language awareness. Socio-cultural aspects of teaching English. Practising (new) language items. Recommended literature: Brown, Douglas. 2014. Principles of Language Learning and Teaching. Fourth edition. Pearson Longman. Doff, Adrian. 1992. Teach English. Teacher's Workbook. Trainer's Handbook. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Celce-Murcia, Marianne. 2014. Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. Boston: Heinle Cengage Learning. Hancock, Mark. 2013. Singing Grammar. Cambridge: CUP. Janíková, Věra. 2011. Výuka cizích jazyků. Praha: Grada Publishing. Choděra, Radomír. 2013. Didaktika cizích jazyků: úvod do vědního oboru. Praha: Academia. Additional reading: Gower, R. D.; Philips, D.; Walters, S. (1995). Teaching Practice Handbook. Oxford: Heinemann. Harmer, J. (2002). The Practice of English Language Teaching. Harlow: Longman. Additional resources will be available on the Moodle - to be checked and followed regularly.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Demonstration of student skills, Lecture, Seminár
Learning outcomes
Extending the knowledge of modern principles of presentation, practice and consolidation of grammar and vocabulary. Learning about methods of presentation of the social and cultural environment of the countries speaking the target language. Understanding the relationships between the theory and practice of teaching English by means of reflection and students' own experience as pupils, teaching during the teaching placement and observations of teaching experience/micro-teaching in DI1NM or during the teaching placement. The use of theoretical knowledge and practical experience for effective planning, starting from individual activities to whole lessons.
The gradual development of teaching skills in courses DI1NM to DI4NM leads to the competence to teach English at the lower secondary level or the secondary level.
Prerequisites
The course is based on introductory knowledge of Teaching English as a Foreign Language methodology gained during the bachelor studies.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student's performance analysis, Practical demonstration of acquired skills, Test

Day-time students: Credit Requirements: - Class attendance (Two sessions of absences are allowed. Email me in advance if you need to be absent.) - Active class participation (includes some extra assignments). - Ongoing project: Read a scholarly article on Moodle about the course topics biweekly and write a summary of it. The summary should be uploaded to Moodle one day before the seminar session every other week. The content of the article will be discussed in the seminar session. - Ongoing project: Microteaching + feedback to microteaching activities of other students - Credit tests (midterm (min. 70 %), final (min. 70 %)) Online mode: - Presence in online Google Meet sessions (two absences are allowed- email your teacher in advance if you want to be absent) - Active participation in online Google Meet sessions - Following Moodle session by session Part-time students should cover the same requirements in both online and/or in-person modes. Additional resources (see Resources or Content) will be available on the Moodle - to be checked and followed regularly.
Recommended literature
  • Gower, Roger, et al. Teaching Practice Handbook. Oxford: Macmillan, 2005.
  • Harmer, Jeremy. The practice of English Language Teaching.. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited., 2015.
  • Scrivener, Jim. Learning Teaching.. London: Macmillan., 2011.
  • Ur, Penny. A Course in Language Teaching.. Cambridge, New York: CUP, 2012.


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