UZAJ2024 Classroom Observation

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Nicola Catherine Fořtová, B.A., M.A. (lecturer)
Mgr. Linda Nepivodová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jana Chamonikolasová, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
each even Tuesday 10:50–12:25 G316
This optional course is targeted at trainees in their first year of the MA program.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 2/20, only registered: 0/20
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of this blended learning course is to give trainees a hands-on introduction to the basic practical aspects of English language teaching. The course is designed to prepare trainees for their internal and external practice teaching in the following semesters. Through a series of five video observations and six face-to-face sessions, trainees will micro-teach and observe their peers, as well as watch and analyse video lessons from a practical view point. Areas to be covered during the semester include various aspects of classroom management such as giving instructions and setting up activities, as well as ways of presenting language and ideas for focusing on pronunciation. Please note that this course is targeted at trainees in their first year of the MA program.
  • Five times video observation of experienced teachers accompanied by video observation tasks. Six face-to-face sessions where trainees will peer teach.
    recommended literature
  • THORNBURY, Scott and Peter WATKINS. The CELTA Certificate in English language teaching to adults course. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 184 s. ISBN 9780521692076. info
  • A practicum in TESOL : professional development through teaching practice. Edited by Graham Crookes. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xii, 303. ISBN 0521529980. info
  • GOWER, Roger, Diane PHILLIPS and Steve WALTERS. Teaching practice handbook. New edition. Oxford: Macmillan Heinemann, 1995. viii, 215. ISBN 0-435-24059-5. info
  • WAJNRYB, Ruth. Classroom observation tasks : a resource book for language teachers and trainers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. viii, 145. ISBN 0521407222. info
Teaching methods
This is a taught (blended learning) course. Six face-to-face sessions and five online sessions.
Assessment methods
The semester will be assessed on attendance and participation during the course and a submission of a post-lesson evaluation reflection.
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Study Materials
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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