AJ9101 Practical and Professional English 1

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Irena Headlandová Kalischová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ailsa Marion Randall, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Irena Headlandová Kalischová, 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
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 aim of this course is to provide students with a means for developing and extending their use of English with particular emphasis on English related to teaching. It focuses on the English needed in the classroom, for studying the EFL teaching and learning, for participating in teacher development and teacher-training courses, conferences, workshops etc. The framework of the course is based upon a book called Keynote Proficient, which can be purchased at the department. At the end of this course, students should have practised and improved their classroom language as well as the English used in the EFL/ESL/TEFL/TESOL theoretical discourse. They should be able to interpret materials in English for professional development of teachers and make reasoned decisions about their teaching based on theory and practice.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the student will: be able to discuss a wide range of topics connected to teaching be able to read and analyse news articles related to teaching be able to share their experiences with classmates and give advice on problematic issues in their teaching pass an exam at C1 level
Syllabus
  • Units 1-6 of the book will be covered. The topics are: 1. Creativity 2. Hopes and fears 3. Perception 4. Human interaction 5. Economic resources 6. Practical design
Literature
    required literature
  • DUMMETT, Paul, Helen STEPHENSON and Lewis LANSFORD. Keynote. Andover: National Geographic Learning, 2017. 191 stran. ISBN 9781305399181. info
    not specified
  • SLATTERY, Mary and Jane R. WILLIS. English for primary teachers : a handbook of activities and classroom language. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. 148 s. ISBN 0194375633. info
Teaching methods
There will be seminar groups in which students will participate in pair-work, group-work and whole class-work. They will give a presentation and complete tasks for homework through Moodlinka and in the text books.In their presentation and in their forum entries they will be expected to reflect on issues observed in their teaching practice.
Assessment methods
Completion prerequisites:
- attendance (minimum 80%);
- active participation in seminars, contribution and preparation;
- written assignment (a seminar essay);
- seminar presentation on a selected topic;
- observations
- final test Students must pass the course with 70 %, which is made up of a potential maximum of 30 points from the continuous assessment and 70 points from the test.

Teaching methods:
- work with texts; vocabulary, grammar, skills and listening practice based on the textbook;
- class discussion over the topics on the syllabus;
- students presentations and related discussion;
- homework - study of Internet sources.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every other week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinované studium: výuka v blocích.
Teacher's information
http://moodlinka.ped.muni.cz/course/view.php?id=1680
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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