AJ9101 Practical and Professional English 1

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Ailsa Marion Randall, M.A. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Tamara Váňová (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
AJ9101/Kombi01: Fri 21. 9. 10:00–11:50 učebna 54, Fri 12. 10. 10:00–11:50 učebna 54, Fri 26. 10. 10:00–11:50 učebna 54, Fri 9. 11. 10:00–11:50 učebna 54, Fri 23. 11. 10:00–11:50 učebna 54, Fri 7. 12. 10:00–11:50 učebna 54, A. Randall
AJ9101/Kombi02: Fri 5. 10. 10:00–11:50 učebna 54, Fri 19. 10. 10:00–11:50 učebna 54, Fri 2. 11. 10:00–11:50 učebna 54, Fri 16. 11. 10:00–11:50 učebna 54, Fri 30. 11. 10:00–11:50 učebna 54, Fri 14. 12. 10:00–11:50 učebna 54, A. Randall
AJ9101/Prez03: Wed 13:00–14:50 respirium (5. nadzemní podlaží), A. Randall
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
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 focusses 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 "English for the Teacher" (see Literature below) which is a language improvement course for teachers of English as a Foreing Language, and is also provided with e-learning support in Interaktivní osnova in IS. Integral part are tasks related to the teaching 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
  • The course will gradually cover Units 1-7 from English for the Teacher (see below), each session will also comprise students' presentations as well as extra practice of various aspects of grammar/vocabulary. Syllabus: Introduction - teaching English as a foreign language. Unit 1: About communication. Unit 2: About language learning. Unit 3: About you. Unit 4: Talking about coursebooks. Unit 5: Talking about lessons. Unit 6: Talking about relationships. Unit 7: Teacher development. Review of units 1-7. 8. constant reference will be made to the teaching practice throughout the course
    required literature
  • SPRATT, Mary. English for the teacher : a language development course. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994, xi, 158. ISBN 0521426766. info
  • e-learning tool Interaktivní osnova in IS
  • HAIS, Karel and Břetislav HODEK. English-czech dictionary. 3. přeprac. vyd. Voznice: LEDA, 2003, 1504 s. ISBN 807335022X. info
  • FRONEK, Josef. Comprehensive Czech-English dictionary. 1. vyd. Praha: Leda, 2000, xlvii, 159. ISBN 8085927543. info
  • DUŠKOVÁ, Libuše. Mluvnice současné angličtiny na pozadí češtiny. 2003. info
Teaching methods
class discussion, presentations, practice of productive/receptive skills, home study, observations at teaching practice
Assessment methods
The classes will be based on class discussion, pair-work and group-work, listening, reading and speaking. A communicative approach will be used. Obtaining the final credit for this course draws on continuous assessment throughout the term, which comprises: - active participation, contribution and preparation; using observations at teaching practice for some of the following tasks: - 2 online forums - 1 essay - 1 credit test The general passmark is 70%.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023, Autumn 2024.
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