NJDII_001 Didactics of the German language

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. PhDr. Věra Janíková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Johannes Benjamin Köck, BA, MA (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Sylvie Stanovská, Dr. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Sylvie Stanovská, Dr.
Department of German, Scandinavian and Netherland Studies - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of German, Scandinavian and Netherland Studies - Faculty of Arts
Wed 14:00–15:40 L41
The requirement for the participation in this class is a completed bachelor degree in german language or a comparable field of study.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main aim of this lecture is to impart the theoretical foundations for the observation and analysis of classes of german as a foreign/second language. With the aid of these fundamentals the student is capable to benefit from his/her observing stage, that takes the form of a hearing in the first semester and from the second semester follows in the form of own instruction combined with other practically oriented activities in the prescribed grant.
Learning outcomes
- the student has a theoretical framework of skills for the observationa and analysis of classroom situations.
- the student can observe and evaluate teaching according to scientific criteria.
- the student is capable to give a factual and constructive feedback.
- the student learns how to reflect his/her own teaching methods
  • Syllabus:
  • 1. Why observation and analysis? Goals of classroom observations
  • 2. Basic terminology, influencing factors and methods
  • 3. Forms of observation
  • 4. Analysis criteria
  • 5. Collaborative analysis of classroom situations (videos)
  • 6. Slight mishaps and mistakes during observation
  • 7. Compilation of an observation and analysis report
  • 8. Documentation and discussion
  • ZIEBELL, Barbara. Unterrichtsbeobachtung und Lehrerverhalten. München: Goethe Institut, 2007. 1 DVD-vide. ISBN 9783468496196. info
  • ZIEBELL, Barbara and Herrad MEESE. Unterrichtsbeobachtung und Lehrerverhalten. München: Goethe Institut, 2002. 174 s. ISBN 3468496338. info
  • HUNFELD, Hans and Gerhard NEUNER. Methoden des fremdsprachlichen Deutschunterrichts : eine Einführung. Berlin: Langenscheidt, 1992. 184 s. ISBN 3468. info
  • SÖNTGEN, Willy. Unterrichtsanalyse : methodische Ansätze und ihre wissenschaftstheoretischen Implikationen. Hamburg: Verlag Dr. Kovač, 1992. 145 s. ISBN 3860640283. info
Teaching methods
- reading of basic literature
- debates in class
- Group projects, video based analysis
- presentation of the personal report and evaluation of the classroom observations.
Assessment methods
Kick-off presentation based on a scientific text, which was read in class. An attendance of at least 75% is mandatory.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.

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