Course: Critical reading

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Course title Critical reading
Course code KAJ/A4173
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pavlíková Jana, Mgr. Ph.D., M.A.
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
This course is aimed at working with the texts that can be used in pre-primary and primary classes. Students will be exposed to the materials typical for this target audience, they will also analyse the texts of fairy tales, song lyrics, rhymes, etc, as well as learn how to work with them creatively. The course will include interactive lectures and seminars. DVDs showing extracts from real pre-primary and primary classes will be used.
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 set by 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.

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