AJ9101 Practical and Professional English 1

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
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
Timetable of Seminar Groups
AJ9101/Kombi01: Fri 29. 9. 13:00–14:50 učebna 56, Fri 13. 10. 13:00–14:50 učebna 56, Fri 27. 10. 13:00–14:50 učebna 56, Fri 10. 11. 13:00–14:50 učebna 56, Fri 1. 12. 13:00–14:50 učebna 56, Fri 15. 12. 13:00–14:50 učebna 56, A. Randall
AJ9101/Kombi02: Fri 29. 9. 16:00–17:50 učebna 10, Fri 13. 10. 16:00–17:50 učebna 10, Fri 27. 10. 16:00–17:50 učebna 10, Fri 10. 11. 16:00–17:50 učebna 10, Fri 1. 12. 16:00–17:50 učebna 10, Fri 15. 12. 16:00–17:50 učebna 10, A. Randall
AJ9101/Prez01: Mon 10:00–11:50 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
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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
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.
  • 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
    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
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 Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2024.
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