AJ9404 Methodology of English Language Teaching 2B

Faculty of Education
Spring 2025
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Jana Chocholatá, 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
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
Students will be able to:
demonstrate understanding of the concept of continuous professional development;
prepare a plan for their own professional development;
share and evaluate their own teaching practices;
reflect on their own teaching practics, including the form of collective reflection with other fellow students;
design their own classroom research (action research).
Learning outcomes
will be able to make informed decisions in selecting positive aspects of different methods and approaches and create their own eclectic approach to ELT;
will be able to decide on their own plan for continuing professional development;
will be able to present the latest ideas and recommendations for CPD and share it with their peers;
will be able to critically evaluate options for CPD.
  • 1. – 2. Continuing professional development of a foreign language teacher. The Framework of professional qualities of a teacher.
  • 3. – 4. Models of professional development. Beginning and expert teacher: determinants of development.
  • 5. – 6. Reflektive teaching practice in ELT. The cycle of reflective pedagogical thinking.
  • 7. – 8. Tandem teaching. Mentoring.
  • 9. – 10. Classroom research I: Observations.
  • 11. – 12. Classroom research II: Action research.
    required literature
  • BAILEY, Kathleen M., Andy CURTIS and David NUNAN. Pursuing professional development : the self as source. Boston: Heinle & Heinle, Thomson Learning, 2001, x, 277. ISBN 0838411304. info
    recommended literature
  • KORTHAGEN, F. A. J. and Jos KESSELS. Linking practice and theory : the pedagogy of realistic teacher education. London: Routledge, 2008, xvi, 312. ISBN 9780805839814. info
  • BURTON, Diana and Steve BARTLETT. Practitioner research for teachers. 1st publ. London: Paul Chapman publishing, 2005, viii, 200. ISBN 0761944206. info
  • PÍŠOVÁ, Michaela, Světlana HANUŠOVÁ, Klára KOSTKOVÁ, Věra JANÍKOVÁ, Petr NAJVAR and František TŮMA. Učitel expert: jeho charakteristiky a determinanty profesního rozvoje (na pozadí výuky cizích jazyků) (Expert teacher: the nature of expertise and determinants of professional development (in FLT perspective)). první. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013, 237 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6681-6. info
Teaching methods
Major part of the in-class sessions is dedicated to discussions about different forms of professional development and ways of implementing them in students' teaching practice.
Assessment methods
Continuous assessment consists of active participation in discussions based on assigned readings, regular contributions to discussion forums and work with online texts. Students will deliver a short presentation on the topic of their choice (training, networking, resources) and prepare a plan for their own professional development.
Language of instruction
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
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2025, recent)
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