Course: Diploma Seminar 1

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Course title Diploma Seminar 1
Course code KAJ/4371
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course unspecified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Orlova Natalia, doc. CSc.
  • Pavlíková Jana, Mgr. Ph.D., M.A.
Course content
The nature of research. Types of research. Structuring one's research: literature review. Structuring one's research: method and its components. Compiling and analyzing research data. Classroom research: interaction analyses. Experimental research and its design.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 0 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is aimed at preparing students to write their master thesis in the field of EFL teaching. The students will learn the logistics of thesis writing that will include such basic issues as selecting the topic, formulating the hypothesis (or research questions) , reviewing the literature, describing the method, etc. The course is held in the form of a workshop.
* to be able to select literature relevant for the topic * to perform a literature review on a given topic of their choice according to APA or Chicago manual formatting and style guides; * to learn about the thesis structure and its macro components; * to be aware of different methods that can be employed while doing their research in TEFL; * to be able to design the study according to the Method components.
The topic of the potential thesis has to be discussed with and approved by the supervisor, and it has to be registered in STAG. It is strongly recommended to select the topic and enter it into the systém at the end of the first semester of Master studies.

Assessment methods and criteria
specified by the teacher
Recommended literature
  • Brown, H. D. & Rodgers, T. S. Doing second language research. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Hinkel, E. (Ed.). Handbook of research in second language teaching and learning. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, 2005.

Study plans that include the course
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