AJ1105 Practical Language 3A - C1 level

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Jana Chocholatá, Ph.D. (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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
AJ1104 Practical Language 2B
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
there are 12 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Students will participate in discussions about topics in question (special focus will be paid to topics dealing with education);
will acquire new knowledge including relevant terminology pertaining to educational reality both in spoken and written discourse;
will work around basic principles of English language teaching and talk about them with a great degree of fluency;
will share with other students their teaching experince and analyse teaching situations using relevant terminology;
will reflect on their own foreign language learning.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to participate in a discussion about topics in question;
will be able to demostrate newly acquired knowledge including relevant terminology pertaining to educational reality both in spoken and written discourse;
will be able to show understanding of basic principles of English language teaching and talk about them with a great degree of fluency;
will be able to share with other students their teaching experince and analyse teaching situations using relevant terminology;
will be able to reflect on their own foreign language learning
Syllabus
  • 1. Building a learning community of students. Dealing with academic texts.
  • 2. Lingvistic competencies and their role in communication. Collocations and idiomatic phrases.
  • 3. Teaching vocabulary - selection and possible representations. Cohesive devices in academic texts.
  • 4. Practising and recycling vocabulary. Articles and determiners.
  • 5. Teaching pronunciation - teaching methods. Plural in borrowings, their pronunciation.
  • 6. Practising pronunciation – problematic areas for Czech learners. Compound nouns.
  • 7. Teaching new grammarical structures. Punctuation, esp. rules of using commas.
  • 8. From accuracy to fluency – practising grammatical structures. Reported speech, reported questions.
  • 9. Teaching pragmatic competence (functional language). Modal verbs.
  • 10. Error analysis. Inversion.
  • 11. Providing constructive feedback. Gerunds and infinitive.
  • 12. Discussing teaching portfolios.
Literature
    required literature
  • OXENDEN, Clive and Christina LATHAM-KOENIG. New English file. Oxford: Oxford University, 2010. 168 s. ISBN 9780194594585. info
    recommended literature
  • Oxford advanced learner's dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. 1 CD-ROM. ISBN 0194367959. info
  • Oxford collocations dictionary : for students of English. Edited by Colin McIntosh - Ben Francis - Richard Poole. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. xii, 963. ISBN 9780194325387. info
  • UR, P. A Course in Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. info
Teaching methods
The course of Practical Language 3A-C1 provides students with an opportunity to further develop their language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in a strictly interactive format, such as group discussions, language practice, written seminar papers, learning videos and presentations. The course makes it possible for the students to experience varied techniques and methods of foreign language learning. Work in class is organised in learning centres facilitated both by the teacher and students. Students are requested to secure good internet connection in order to participate in online lessons as indicated in the schedule. Students must attend these meetings with both the sound and camera on.
Assessment methods
Continuous assessment consists of active participation in learning centres, regular contributions to discussion forums, and work with online materials. The course is concluded by an exam where students demonstrate their ability of thorough analysis of a teaching portfolio.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Note related to how often the course is taught: kombinované studium: výuka v blocích.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinované studium: výuka v blocích.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
http://moodlinka.ics.muni.cz/course/view.php?id=1610
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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