Students will have hands-on experience in using various methods and techniques of TEFL.They will cover the basic principles of teaching and developing language skills and systems, they will consider the differences in teaching various levels and age groups, they will choose and evaluate materials for their lessons and they will learn how to give feedback to their prospective students and peers.
The participants will be expected to reflect on their teaching and learning experience based on the EPOSTL (European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages) and they will react to some issues in writing. The course will be closely connected with the Practical language course and some tasks will be integrated.
to raise students awareness of basic principles in TEFL
to develop their teaching skills
to make them reflect on their teaching and learning
2. Teaching different age groups
3. Teaching heterogenious classes
4. Lesson planning
5. Classroom language
How to teach English :new edition. Edited by Jeremy Harmer. Harlow: Longman, 2007. 288 s. +. ISBN 978-1-4058-5309. info
HARMER, Jeremy. The practice of English language teaching [Harmer, 1991]. 3. vyd. London: Longman, 1991. 296 s. ISBN 0-582-09133-0. info
UR, Penny. A course in language teaching : practice and theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xiii, 375. ISBN 0-521-44994-4. info
Assessment for this course is based on a 100 point scale:
Participation 20 points
Journal 20 points
Facilitator 20 points
One assignment for PL 20 points
One assignment for Methodology 20 points
TOTAL 100 points
A minimum achievement of 70% of the total 100 points is needed to get the credit.
The modes of delivery will include:
work in centers
The practical tasks will include:
compiling the teaching portfolio
planning a lesson
Language in which the course is taught
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 24 hodin.