AJ4401 Methodology of English Language Teaching 1A

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Linda Nepivodová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Světlana Hanušová, Ph.D.
Department of English Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jana Popelková
Supplier department: Department of English Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
AJ4401/01: Wed 22. 9. to Wed 15. 12. Thu 16:00–17:50 učebna 38, L. Nepivodová
AJ4401/02: Tue 21. 9. to Tue 14. 12. Tue 8:00–9:50 respirium (5. nadzemní podlaží), L. Nepivodová
AJ4401/03: Thu 23. 9. to Thu 16. 12. Thu 18:00–19:50 učebna 38, L. Nepivodová
Successful passing of bachelor studies is required
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Students will:
-develop and consolidate their knowledge of ELT principles which are based on the concept of the communicative approach in foreign language education
-analyze and adjust teaching materials
-try out various methods and techniques in microteaching sessions and they will evaluate their efficiency
-choose appropriate tools and methods to measure their prospective learners´ progress
-use their teaching portfolio for reflection on their professional development
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will:
-be able to use methods and techniques to teach language systems and skills which will be based on the communicative language teaching methodology,
-be able to justify the use of the methods and techniques with the reference to theory,
-choose,critically evaluate and adjust teaching resources and authentic materials for their lessons,
-raise their awareness of learners´ assessment and will choose an appropriate assessment techniques for different purposes,
-be able to use a range of assessment tools to find out about their learners´progress,
-compile their teaching portfolio as an ongoing task,
-reflect their professional development using their teaching portfolio.
  • 1. Introduction. Group formation activities. Revising and recycling.
  • 2. Teaching vocabulary.
  • 3. Practising vocabulary.
  • 4. Teaching grammar.
  • 5. Practising grammar.
  • 6. Teaching and practising pronunciation.
  • 7. Lesson planning.
  • 8. Productive skills - teaching speaking.
  • 9. Productive skills - teaching writing.
  • 10. Receptive skills - teaching listening.
  • 11. Receptive skills - teaching reading.
  • 12. Integrating skills.
  • 13. Discussion with portfolios.
    required literature
  • SCRIVENER, Jim. Learning teaching : a guidebook for English language teachers. Oxford: Heinemann, 1994. vi, 218 p. ISBN 0-435-24089-718. info
    not specified
  • WALLACE, Michael J. Study skills in english. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. vi, 218. ISBN 0521221102. info
  • UR, Penny. A course in language teaching : practice and theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xiii, 375. ISBN 0-521-44994-4. info
  • HARMER, Jeremy. The practice of English language teaching. New ed. London: Longman, 1991. 296 s. ISBN 0582046564. info
Teaching methods
Seminars with pair, group and class discussions, home preparation with reading, practical demonstrations. Self-study
Assessment methods
1. Attendance (80%) and participation in discussions
2 Microteaching
3 Portfolio
4 Teaching practice task
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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