Course: Teaching Aids

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Course title Teaching Aids
Course code KAJ/PUMNE
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
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)
  • Grzinčič Dagmar, Mgr.
  • Tymbay Alexey, CSc.
Course content
Content Weeks 1, 2: The Role of the Teacher in an EFL Classroom. Awareness of Teaching. Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching. Weeks 3, 4: Variables in the Language Classroom. Sources of Creativity and Motivation Weeks 5, 6: Choosing your Coursebook. A Textbook or a Project? A Coursebook Analysis. Weeks 7, 8: Teaching On-line. Techniques, Options and Opportunities Weeks 9, 10: Teaching Efficient EFL Reading. Summary of Listening and Video Activities. English Songs Weeks 11, 12: Techniques and Resources in Teaching Grammar. Games in FL Classes. Weeks 13, 14: Boosting Vocabulary and Speaking Power. Mind maps and Pictures in the Classroom.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Practicum, Students' portfolio
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 17 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is intended to enable students to better understand the significance of the use of visuals and other stimulating aids in all stages of an English lesson and the impact this has on the effectiveness of teaching and learning. The course also focuses on useful techniques and approaches students then can use during their classroom practice. Students are given an opportunity to use their imagination and creativity in designing a range of their own teaching aids.
The ability to efficiently use other materials than a textbook in teaching English.
Prerequisites
Fundamentals of English methodology gained within compulsory B.A. resp. M.A. subjects

Assessment methods and criteria
Student's performance analysis, Practical demonstration of acquired skills, Systematické pozorování studenta

To get the credit for the course, the students will fulfil the following requirements: Regular attendance (two absences in the seminar accepted) + Active participation in class; Teaching (twice, on the dates selected;): - practical demonstration of an activity on an individually selected topic / teaching aid - 10 minutes (micro-teaching) - a handout (a copy for each participant) including 1) description of the activity performed + two other activities; 2) recommended resources; - practical teaching at school within a project with a high quality of a lesson template To get the credits for the course and sit at the oral exam, the students have to fulfil the following requirements: Regular attendance (max. two absences in the seminars are accepted) + Active participation in class: Research and Analysis work (twice, on the dates selected; 7 minutes each): - a teaching method/approach analysis, including references to recommended resources; - a textbook (existing or on-line) analysis, including references to recommended resources. Micro-teaching (twice, on the dates selected;): - practical demonstrations of an activity on an individually selected topic / teaching aid (10 minutes each). - practical handout (a copy for each participant/ Power Point presentation), including description of the activity performed + two other activities. The Materials for Research & Analysis and Micro-teaching make up a student's course portfolio. The same criteria apply to part-time students. The portfolio (a method analysis, a textbook analysis, 2 activities for skills development) is a must. Micro-teaching is to be performed selectively. Due to COVID-19 restrictions classes will be held online. The details and the links to on-line meetings will be sent to students via mass e-mail.
Recommended literature
  • Argondizzo, C. Children in Action: a resource book for language teachers of young learners.. Prentice Hall, 1992.
  • Birdsall, M. Timesaver festivals and special days in Britain.. London, 2000.
  • Cunningsworth, A. Evaluating and selecting EFL teaching materials.. Oxford, 1984.
  • Duff, A. Literature. Oxford, 1992.
  • Graham, C. Creating Chants and Songs.. Oxford, 2006.
  • Grant, N. Making the Most of Your Textbook.. Harlow, 1992.
  • Greenwood, J. Class Readers.. Oxford, 1988.
  • Griffee, D.T. Songs in Action.. New York, 1992.
  • Grundy, P. Newspapers.. Oxford, 1993.
  • Hancock, M. Singing Grammar: teaching grammar through songs.. Cambridge, 1998.
  • Hill, B. Making the Most of Video.. Bournemouth, 1992.
  • Martin, D. Activities for interactive whiteboards.. Esslingen, 2009.
  • Myles, J. Timesaver Holidays and Special Days in the USA.. London, 2001.
  • Sampedro, R.; Hillyard, S. Global Issues.. Oxford, 2004.
  • Stempleski, S., Tomlin, B. Film.. Oxford, 2001.
  • Stempleski, S., Tomlin, B. Video in Action: recipes for using video in language teaching.. Hemel Hempstead, 1990.
  • Teeler, G. How to Use the Internet in ELT.. Harlow, 2000.
  • Tomlinson, B. (ed.). Materials Development in English Teaching.. Cambridge University Press, 1998.
  • Tomlinson, B. (ed.). Materials Development in Language Teaching.. Cambridge, 2010.
  • Ur, P.; Wright, A. Five-Minute Activities.. Cambridge, 1992.
  • Watcyn-Jones, P.; Howard-Williams, D. Pair Work 1, 2, 3.. Harlow, 2002.
  • Windeatt, S. The Internet.. Oxford, 2000.
  • Wright, A.; Haleem, H. Visuals for the Language Classroom.. Harlow, 1991.
  • Wright, A. Pictures for Language Learning.. Cambridge, 1990.
  • Wright, J. Dictionaries.. Oxford, 1998.


Study plans that include the course
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