NJ_M120 Theories in Language Acquisition

Faculty of Education
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s) (plus 2 for the colloquium). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: z (credit).
prof. PhDr. Věra Janíková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Káňa, Ph.D.
Department of German Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Helena Rytířová
Supplier department: Department of German Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
NJ_M120/01: Fri 8. 3. 11:00–12:50 učebna 65, Fri 5. 4. 11:00–12:50 učebna 65, Fri 10. 5. 11:00–12:50 učebna 65, V. Janíková
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 8 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
In the course are discussed theories and hypothes to native language and foreign language acquisition on the basis of selected texts. At the end of this course, students will be able to understand the processes of the foreign language acquisition.
Learning outcomes
Students can discuss foreign language acquisition theories and refer to questions of the teaching concept.
  • 1) behaviorism, nativism, cognitivism, interactionism 2) contrastive theory, identity hypothesis, transfer hypothesis, interlanguage hypothesis, monitor hypothesis, input hypothesis, output hypothesis 3) models for multiple language learning
    required literature
  • JANÍKOVÁ, Věra. Didaktik des Unterrichts Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Eine Einführung. 1. dotisk 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2011. 175 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-5035-8. info
  • GÜNTHER BRITTA and Herbert GÜNTHER. Erstsprache, Zweitsprache, Fremdsprache : eine Einführung. 2. Aufl. Basel: Beltz, 2007. 222 s. ISBN 9783407254740. info
    recommended literature
  • Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache : ein internationales Handbuch. Edited by Hans-Jürgen Krumm. Mouton: De Gruyter, 2010. xix, 1072. ISBN 9783110240245. info
  • Handbuch Fremdsprachendidaktik. Edited by Wolfgang Hallet - Frank G. Königs. 1. Aufl. Seelze-Velber: Kallmeyer, 2010. 399 s. ISBN 9783780010537. info
  • Fremdsprachenerwerb, Fremdsprachendidaktik. Edited by Jörg Roche. 2., überarbeitete und erwei. Basel: A. Francke, 2008. 286 s. ISBN 9783825226916. info
Teaching methods
lecture, class discussion, presentation of homework
Assessment methods
Preparation of a housework, presentation
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 6 hodin v kombinované formě.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2019, recent)
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