AJ2105 Practical Language 3A - C1 level

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Teacher(s)
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
AJ2105/01: Mon 12:00–14:50 učebna 5, A. Randall
AJ2105/02: Thu 15:00–17:50 učebna 10, A. Randall
AJ2105/03: Wed 16:00–18:50 učebna 10, A. Randall
Prerequisites
AJ2104 Practical Language 2B
C1 level of English is essential.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
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, leading learning centres and assignments. The course offers various techniques of language learning and teaching while developing a broader understanding of methodology and English speaking cultures.
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.
Syllabus
  • The methodology topics covered are: 1. Classroom management 2. Lesson planning 3. Teaching functions 4. Teaching pronunciation 5. Teaching vocabulary 6. Teaching grammar 7. Teaching skills - Receptive skills (reading and listening) 8. Teaching skills - Productive skills (speaking and writing) 9. Error correction 10. Portfolios 11. Exam practice
Literature
  • HUGH DELLAR and ANDREW WALKLY. Outcomes Advanced. Heinle ELT, 2011. ISBN 1-111-21175-2. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English : with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. x, 379. ISBN 0521537622. info
  • JONES, Leo. New progress to proficiency. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. 208 s. ISBN 0521635535. info
  • WATCYN-JONES, Peter. Test your vocabulary. Illustrated by Terry Burton. London: Penguin English, 1991. 105 s. ISBN 0-14-080860-4. info
Teaching methods
The teaching method will be class discussions, group presentations, weekly reading, writing, and listening exercises.
Assessment methods
Portfolio or writing in the forums - peer and teacher assessment 20 points 2 tests 10 points Option 1 25 points Option 2 25 points Options - you should choose 2 options from the list below. Try to decide at the start of the semester what you will work on. Option A: Do a warm-up or group division activity (about 5 minutes) Option B: Lead a learning centre - choose to teach something from Outcomes Advanced to a small group of students Option C: Create a test on materials covered in Outcomes Advanced Option D: work with a child to create a small project in English Option E: Create a multi-media presentation (video, powerpoint, prezi, etc) to teach a grammar point or some vocabulary to lower level students. Present it in class. There will be an oral exam at the end of the course. The examination will be taken in pairs, and students will be asked about what they have read during the semester and will be expected to be able to answer questions about the methodology topics covered. All assignments are compulsory. The remaining 50 points can be gained in the oral exam. The examination will be taken in pairs, and students will be asked about what they have read during the semester and will be expected to comment on and express their own opinions about the texts. You will also be asked to comment on your portfolio this semester. The examination is an oral one in which students will be asked to compare and contrast pictures related to topics discussed in class, and then asked to discuss one or more of the topics from the reader of their own choice. The passmark is 70%
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
https://moodlinka.ics.muni.cz/course/view.php?id=1919#section-6
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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