UZAJ5033 Practical Methodology I

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Nicola Catherine Fořtová, B.A., M.A. (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
NOW ( UZAJ5045 Syllabus, Lesson and Course )
This course is aimed at first year trainees on the MA programme and should be taken before Methodology 2 and teaching practice.
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 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 11/30, only registered: 1/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of this course for the participants is to acquire the knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of teaching English to speakers of other languages and thus to lay the foundations for the participants to become effective teachers of English when they expand their knowledge and combine it with their practical skills development during the course UZAJ203 - Practice teaching - in the following semester.
By the end of the course participants will have been introduced to and have a basic understanding of:
1. How learners acquire the four Language systems (vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, functions)and Language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing).
2. What is involved in order to effectively teach the Language systems and skills to speakers of other languages.
3. What classroom management comprises, how and when to correct learners' errors, and the steps necessary in order to plan a lesson effectively.
By the end of the course the participants should also have a sound knowledge of and be able to use the basic terminology found in current ELT literature.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the courses the trainees will have: - considered how learners acquire the four language systems (vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, functions)and language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing).
- examined what is involved in order to effectively teach the language systems and skills to speakers of other languages.
- a sound knowledge of and be able to use the basic terminology found in current ELT literature.
  • The course comprises online asynchronous, reading and discussion based modules, which deal with the teaching of the systems and skills in English. The following topics will be addressed during the semester: 1. Welcome module - what makes a good teacher? 2. Classroom Management 3. Teaching Vocabulary 4. Teaching Pronunciation 5. Presenting Language 6. Teaching Functional Language (Functions) 7. Teaching Listening 8. Teaching Reading 9. Teaching Speaking 10. Teaching Writing. There are no face-to-face sessions.
    required literature
  • BROWN, H. Douglas. Teaching by principles : an interactive approach to language pedagogy. 3rd ed. White Plains: Pearson Education, 2007. xvii, 569. ISBN 9780136127116. info
  • LEWIS, Michael and Jimmie HILL. Practical Techniques for Language Teaching. Hove, England: Language Teaching Publications, 1992. 136 pp. ISBN 0-906717-55-8. info
    recommended literature
  • HARMER, Jeremy. How to teach English : new edition. Harlow: Longman, 2007. 288 s. ISBN 9781405853026. info
  • SCRIVENER, Jim. Learning teaching : a guidebook for English language teachers. 2nd ed. Oxford: Macmillan, 2005. 431 s. ISBN 1405013990. info
  • GOWER, Roger, Diane PHILLIPS and Steve WALTERS. Teaching practice handbook. Oxford: Macmillan, 2005. viii, 215. ISBN 1405080043. info
  • UR, Penny. A course in language teaching : practice and theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xiii, 375. ISBN 0-521-44994-4. info
Teaching methods
Online course where learners are expected to read and contribute to discussion on various areas of ELT.
Assessment methods
Quizzes based on the literature being read during the semester.
End of course terminology test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Note related to how often the course is taught: Online course.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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