AJ2402 Basics of Didactics of English 2

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Linda Nepivodová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ailsa Marion Randall, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Linda Nepivodová, 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
AJ2402/01: Mon 12:00–14:50 učebna 5, A. Randall
AJ2402/02: Thu 15:00–17:50 učebna 10, A. Randall
AJ2402/03: Wed 16:00–18:50 učebna 10, A. Randall
Prerequisites (in Czech)
AJ2102 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
- study the principles of teaching English as a foreign language which are based on the concept of communicative approach in foreign language teaching;
- try individual methods and techniques via micro-teaching and assess their effectivity;
- choose and critically evaluate teaching as well as authentic materials for lessons;
- analyse learners' mistakes and suggest different ways of correction and giving constructive feedback;
- use the teaching portfolio to reflect their professional development.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to:
- apply methods and techniques of English 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 teaching as well as authentic materials for lessons;
- analyse their learners' mistakes and correct them in an appropriate way;
- give constructive feedback to their learners;
- create their teaching portfolio during the whole semester;
- reflect their progress in the profession using their teaching portfolio.
  • 1. Error correction 2. Teaching vocabulary 3. Teaching grammar 4. Teaching pronunciation 5. Lesson planning 6. Teaching speaking 7. Teaching writing 8. Teaching reading 9. Teaching listening 10. Portfolios/ exam practice 11. Test
    required literature
  • SCRIVENER, Jim. Learning teaching : a guidebook for English language teachers. 2nd ed. Oxford: Macmillan, 2005. 431 s. ISBN 1405013990. info
    recommended literature
  • Teaching adults. Edited by Alan Rogers - Naomi Horrocks. 4th ed. Berkshire, England: Open University Press, 2010. x, 348 p. ISBN 9780335240364. info
  • HARMER, Jeremy. How to teach English : new edition. Harlow: Longman, 2007. 288 s. ISBN 9781405853026. info
  • KELLY, Gerald. How to teach pronunciation. Edited by Jeremy Harmer. Harlow: Longman, 2000. vi, 154. ISBN 0582429757. info
Teaching methods
Class discussions, micro teaching, reading analysis, teaching portfolio discussions.
Assessment methods
Compulsory parts: For no points but must be done: Placement test. https://adapt.cjv.muni.cz/test.php?test=1881158767 Portfolio or writing in the forums - peer and teacher assessment 20 points Teaching Practice reflection 20 points 2 tests 20 points Option 1 20 points Option 2 20 points
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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