AJ4402 Methodology of English Language Teaching 1B

Faculty of Education
Spring 2022
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
AJ4402/01: Mon 8:00–9:50 učebna 53, L. Nepivodová
AJ4402/02: Tue 12:00–13:50 učebna 12, L. Nepivodová
AJ4402/03: Tue 14:00–15:50 respirium (5. nadzemní podlaží), L. Nepivodová
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
The students will be able to understand various factors that influence the process of language learning and acquisition. They will be able to identify individual differences among learners and develop appropriate instructional strategies to accommodate every learner in an inclusive classroom.
Learning outcomes
Students will:
-be familiar with the well-known theories of language acquisition,
-be able to read academic texts about new developments in the field of the second language acquisition,
-understand specific learning needs and their implications for foreign language teaching,
-be able to identify learners´specific needs,
-be able to plan and apply activities that accommodate individual learners´needs,
-suggest appropriate learning strategies to their learners,
-apply differentiation in teaching a heterogeneous class and develop further in this field,
-compile their teaching portfolios as an ongoing task,
-reflect on their professional development with the use of the portfolio.
  • 1. Theories of the first language acquisition 2. Bilingualism and multilingualism 3. Theories of the second language acquisition 4. Individual differences in language learners 5. Factor of age 6. Learner beliefs 7. Learning styles 8. Learner strategies 9. Learner autonomy and its development 10.Learners with SpLD 11.Learner training, language learning advising 12.Differentiation
    required literature
  • LIGHTBOWN, Patsy and Nina Margaret SPADA. How languages are learned. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993. xv, 135. ISBN 0194371697. info
  • SCRIVENER, Jim. Learning teaching : a guidebook for English language teachers. Oxford: Macmillan Heinemann English language teaching, 1994. vi, 218. ISBN 0435240897. info
    recommended literature
  • OXFORD, Rebecca L. Language learning strategies :what every teacher should know. Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 1990. xxii, 342. ISBN 0-8384-2862-2. info
Teaching methods
Seminars, workshops, discussions,reading.
Assessment methods
Credit requirements: 1.80% attendance 2.active participation in seminars and in discussion forums in moodlinka 3.seminar paper based on research (learner profile)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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