AJ1403 Basics of English Methodology 3

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Mgr. Jana Chocholatá, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Alena Dobrovolná, 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)
AJ1102 Practical Language 1B
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
Students will
- get acquainted with the principles of language teaching drawing on the concept of communicative approach in TFL;
- try out different methods and techniques in the micro teaching presentations and evaluate them critically;
- select, critically evaluate and adopt teaching as well as authentic materials for lessons;
- make error analysis and suggest ways of correction and giving constructive feedback;
- use their teaching portfolios to reflect on their professional development.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to:
- apply methods and techniques of language teaching based on communicative approach in their teaching practice;
- defend the usage of the methods and techniques referring to theoretical sources;
- choose, critically evaluate and adopt suitable teaching as well as authentic materials for their lessons;
- analyse and correct their learners´ mistakes and give them supportive and constructive feedback;
- give constructive feedback to their learners as well as colleagues;
- create their Student teacher portfolio throughout the whole semester;
- reflect on their teaching in their teaching portfolio.
  • Creating a learning community
  • Linguistic competences and their role in communication
  • Teaching vocabulary, choice and presentation
  • Vocabulary practice and recycling
  • Teaching pronunciation - planned and reactive
  • Teaching language skills
  • Practising pronunciation
  • Teaching grammar
  • Practising grammar
  • Teaching pragmatic competence, functional language
  • Error analysis
  • Supportive and constructive feedback
  • Portfolio discussion
    recommended literature
  • HARMER, Jeremy. How to teach English : new edition. Harlow: Longman, 2007. 288 s. ISBN 9781405853026. info
  • SCRIVENER, Jim. Learning teaching : a guidebook for English language teachers. 2nd ed. Oxford: Macmillan, 2005. 431 s. ISBN 1405013990. info
  • KELLY, Gerald. How to teach pronunciation. Edited by Jeremy Harmer. Harlow: Longman, 2000. vi, 154. ISBN 0582429757. info
  • LEMLECH, Johanna Kasin. Classroom management : methods and techniques for elementary and secondary teachers. 3rd ed. Prospect Heights: Waveland Press, 1999. xv, 383. ISBN 1577660331. info
  • THORNBURY, Scott. How to teach grammar. Harlow: Longman, 1999. ix, 182. ISBN 0582339324. info
  • UR, Penny. A course in language teaching : practice and theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xiii, 375. ISBN 0-521-44994-4. info
Teaching methods
Class discussions, micro teaching, reading analysis, teaching portfolio discussions. Online semester: 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
Ongoing assessment 50%
facilitation in the lesson, active participation, forum discussions
Final assessment 50%
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinované studium: výuka v blocích.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2021, recent)
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