AJ9102 Practical and Professional English

Faculty of Education
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
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
Timetable of Seminar Groups
AJ9102/Kombi01: Fri 1. 3. 17:00–18:50 učebna 58, Fri 15. 3. 17:00–18:50 učebna 58, Fri 5. 4. 17:00–18:50 učebna 58, Fri 19. 4. 17:00–18:50 učebna 58, Fri 3. 5. 17:00–18:50 učebna 58, Fri 17. 5. 17:00–18:50 učebna 58, A. Randall
AJ9102/Kombi02: Fri 1. 3. 15:00–16:50 učebna 57, Fri 15. 3. 15:00–16:50 učebna 57, Fri 5. 4. 15:00–16:50 učebna 57, Fri 19. 4. 15:00–16:50 učebna 57, Fri 3. 5. 15:00–16:50 učebna 57, Fri 17. 5. 15:00–16:50 učebna 57, A. Randall
AJ4101 Practical and Professional English 1 || AJ9101 Practical and Professional English 1
Successful completion of AJ9101.
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 purpose of this course is to aid the students in refining/developing their use of English for use in the classroom setting as well as to develop skills in English for educational/professional purposes; this process goes hand in hand with the students' teaching practice and draws on their observations. By the end of the course students should be able to create lessons which bear in mind the language development of their students and should also be aware of time management and be able to make reasoned decisions about their time in their professional lives.
Learning outcomes
This course provides practical application for English including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will have opportunities to improve their language use through discussions, exercises and assignments. The course offers various techniques of language learning and teaching while developing a broader understanding of methodology and English speaking cultures. Students will learn to analyze the language for teaching purposes and will be aware of the fact that they have changed their roles - from being the users of the language into being the source of information about the language and language model providers.
  • The course will be based mainly on the topics and activities in Keynote Proficient. Students will also be supplied with additional materials placed on the course web site (Interaktivní osnova in IS). The course meetings will involve listening and speaking exercises and feedback sessions. We will review some grammar. Integral part will be tasks related to the students' teaching practice. Syllabus: Unit 7: The danger of a single story Unit 8: How I fell in love with a fish Unit 9: Why videos go viral Unit 10: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success Unit 11: Build a school in the cloud Unit 12: Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits
    required literature
  • Interaktivní osnova předmětu.
    not specified
  • DUMMETT, Paul, Helen STEPHENSON and Lewis LANSFORD. Keynote. Andover: National Geographic Learning, 2017, 191 stran. ISBN 9781305399181. info
  • HEWINGS, Martin. Advanced grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for advanced learners of English. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, ix, 340. ISBN 0521498686. info
Teaching methods
During the course students will be expected to participate in seminars, in class discussion, both pair-work and group-work, and make presentations, teaching practice observations.
Assessment methods
The course will involve group-work and pair-work as well as class discussion. A communicative approach will be used and expected from the students as well. Requirements for continuous assessment: - coursework/participation - attendance (minimum 80%) - pair-presentation on a selected topic - final test (to pass: minimum 70%; practical and methodological parts) The final exam will include the result from the presentation (20%) and from a written test (80%).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinované studium: výuka v blocích.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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