Course: Critical reading

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Course title Critical reading
Course code KAJ/4173
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
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
  • Kolinská Klára, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Children learning a foreign language: synchronic and diachronic overview. Age and First/Second Language Acquisition. Characteristics of young language learners. Elements of dramatization. Story telling with children. Selection criteria of materials for children. Rhymes and songs in teaching EFL to young learners.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course focuses on the students' ability to understand written texts of different types, critically consider and reflect.
By the end of the course, students in this class are expected to: * Be able to find in the texts key words and phrases to be used with young learners * Be able to use the phonological aspects of the English language while dealing with young learners * Apply basic principles of reading skill formation with young learners * Select texts relevant for the target learners and be able to dramatize them with young learners

Assessment methods and criteria
Requirements will be set by the lecturer
Recommended literature
  • Colombo, G., Cullen, R., Lisle, B. Rereading America. Cultural contexts for critical thinking and writing. Boston/New York: Bedford/St. Martin´s, 2001.
  • Muller, G. H., & Wiener, H. S. The short prose reader. McGraw-Hill Companies, 1991.

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: Summer