AJ1208 Introduction to Linguistics for Teachers

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. Martin Adam, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Martin Adam, 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
AJ1208/Kombi01: Fri 22. 9. 14:00–14:50 učebna 5, Fri 6. 10. 14:00–14:50 učebna 5, Fri 20. 10. 14:00–14:50 učebna 5, Fri 3. 11. 14:00–14:50 učebna 5, Fri 24. 11. 14:00–14:50 učebna 5, Fri 8. 12. 14:00–14:50 učebna 5, M. Adam
AJ1208/Prez01: Mon 19:00–19:50 učebna 50, M. Adam
Basic linguistic knowledge from the secondary school
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
This course will raise students’ awareness of similarities and differences between English and their native language / mother tongue and thus enables them to identify potentially problematic areas for their future learners. Having completed the course, the students should have a general insight into the main areas of general linguistics. At the end of the course students should understand the basis of linguistics and be able to start studying particular branches of linguistics in detail. They will especially be acquainted with basic linguistic terminology and essential streams of linguistics and their representatives. Throughout the semester students are encouraged to link theory in the classroom to practice at schools via practical tasks.
Learning outcomes
This course enhances the acquisition of linguistic knowledge and teaching competencies indispensable for the professional development of future teachers of English, in particular communication and interpersonal skills, collaboration and teamwork, flexibility and adaptability (viz Strategic Aim 1, Strategies 2030).
- is oriented in the area of basic general linguistic concepts
- has a knowledge of significant linguistics schools, their representatives and concepts
- masters essentials of the historical development of English
- understands English-Czech linguistic contexts
- can bring theoretical linguistically oriented knowledge into future pedagogical practice
  • Philology; the Study of language
  • Classification of languages; Czech study of English
  • Beginnings of the English Studies
  • Historical development of English
  • Regional dialects of English
  • Dictionaries and Grammars
  • Origin of language
  • History of diachronic linguistics
  • History of synchronic linguistics
  • Structuralism
    required literature
  • YULE, George. Oxford practice grammar : with answers. Updated edition first publis. Oxford: Oxford University Press. vii, 274. ISBN 9780194214766. 2019. info
  • HLADKÝ, Josef and Jan CHOVANEC. Úvod do studia anglického jazyka (Introduction to the Study of English). 2nd ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. 83 pp. ISBN 80-210-2120-9. 1999. info
    recommended literature
  • CRYSTAL, David. The Cambridge encyclopedia of language. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 516 s. ISBN 9780521516983. 2010. info
  • YULE, G. The study of language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56851-X. 2006. info
  • VACHEK, Josef. Prolegomena k dějinám Pražské školy jazykovědné. Praha: [s.n.]. 110 s. 1971. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical input presented by the teacher, followed by a discussion and practical illustrations or examples. Teaching methods: classroom discussions, lectures, students' presentations, home assignments, home projects, observations.
Assessment methods
Credit test at the end (structured tasks - gap filling, multiple choice, open questions, matching). Tests passmark: 70%.
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: kombinované studium: výuka v blocích.
Teacher's information
FOR ONLINE SEMETSER: 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.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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