Course: Teaching Literature at higher secondary

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Course title Teaching Literature at higher secondary
Course code KAJ/4331
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course unspecified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kinovičová Anna, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Why should we teach literature and why should literature shape our teaching practice? How to integrate literary texts in the ELT classroom with the aim of increasing the students´ reading (critical reading and analytical reading) skills and improve strategies of teaching literature. Teaching Poetry. Teaching Drama. Teaching Fiction. Reading Workshops

Learning activities and teaching methods
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Learning outcomes
The theoretical part of this programme will be based on a series of articles devoted to problems/issues of Teaching Literature at Secondary Schools. Students will get acquainted with various approaches to teaching literature and reading texts at the intermediate and upper-intermediate levels (B1 and B2 levels of the General EU Framework for languages) and with new approaches to literature developed in the last few decades. The practical part will bring specific tasks and activities to the classroom, those suitable for teaching English language at secondary schools.
At the end of the semester the teacher trainees´ task will be to raise secondary school students´ interest in reading and exploiting literature with the aim of extending and improving their knowledge of the English language (English Through Literature). At the same time they will be able to motivate students to start reading texts in the original just for pleasure, which may also contribute to their seeing the world in much wider consequences. By discussing the didactic issues in the classroom they will also learn to think in a creative way and thus they may enrich their own learning process.
Students are expected to have mastered quire a wide range of subjects of the English language and Literature at a university with a BC programme.

Assessment methods and criteria
A literary project focused on students´ application of - creativity -imagination - processes of critical thinking - reflective skills
Recommended literature
  • Collie, J., Slater, S. . Short Stories for Creative language Classrooms. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1990. ISBN 1599429330.
  • Collie, J., Slater, S. Literature in the Language Classroom. A resource book of ideas and activities.. Cambridge, 1987. ISBN 3-1253-3990-1.
  • Lazar,G. Literature and Language Teaching: A Guide for Teachers and Trainers. Cambridge , CUP, 2008. ISBN 3-1253-3261-3.

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