Course: Introduction to English Language Teaching Methodology

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Course title Introduction to English Language Teaching Methodology
Course code KAJ/4155
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Orlova Natalia, doc. CSc.
  • Pavlíková Jana, Mgr. Ph.D., M.A.
Course content
Basic theories of the first and second language acquisition. Age and acquisition. Second language learning. The nature of learner language. Interlantuage. Individual differences in second language learning. Affective domain and its contribution to language learning. Multiple inteligences theory. Communicative competence and its constituents.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 42 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course in question will help students to have a better understanding of the language learning process. It will deal with core concepts in language acquisitions as well as with some basic underlying concepts of EFL didactics. It will also outline the historical development of foreign language teaching. The course will include interactive lectures and seminars.
Course objectives. By the end of the course, students in this class are expected to: 1. Understand and make practical use of the basic terminology used in EFL teaching. 2. Understand the difference between EFL and ESL contexts and its impact on the teacher's behavior in an interactive language classroom. 3. Understand the principles leading to successful classroom management. 4. Understand and be able to use different procedures for classroom interaction.
there are no prerequisites for this subject

Assessment methods and criteria
80% attendance (2 absences tolerated) active participation in the seminars, including submitting small projects
Recommended literature
  • Brown, H. D. Principles of language learning and teaching. Pearson Longman, 2007.
  • Brown, H. D. Teaching by principles. An interactive approach to language pedagogy. New York: Pearson Education, 2007.
  • Crystal, D. The Cambridge encyclopedia of the English language. CUP, 1995.
  • Harmer, J. The practice of English language teaching. London: Longman, 2007.
  • Scovel, T. Learning new languages: A Guide to Second Language Acquisition. Heinle Cengage learning, 2001.
  • Scrivener, J. Learning teaching. Second edition.. Oxford, 2005.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): English Language and Literature (A14) Category: Philological sciences 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter