UZAJ5044 Practical Methodology II

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
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
each even Friday 15:00–16:40 G12
Prerequisites (in Czech)
UZAJ5033 Methodology I && UZAJ5032 Language Acquisition && UZAJ5031 Language for Teachers
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: 7/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Methodology II builds on and consolidates students' understanding and knowledge of the basic principles involved in language learning and teaching, paying specific attention to the practical aspect of teaching and the skills introduced in UZAJ2033 ELT Methodology I. These skills are then put straight into practice as the trainees are also undertaking the course UZAJ203 - Practice teaching. In addition, teachers from secondary schools are invited to come and give a guest lecture and question and answer session to the trainees at the end of the semester. • By the end of this course the students will to able to demonstrate an understanding of: • 1. The skills a teacher needs in the classroom to help learners develop their language systems (vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, functions) and language skills ((listening, speaking, reading, writing), including appropriate procedures, techniques and activities to facilitate the development of the various skills and sub-skills. • 2. The various sub-skills and strategies learners need help in developing in order to improve their overall competence in the language skills and systems. • 3. How to plan a lesson with clear,appropriate aims and learning outcomes for language skills and systems, appropriate to the level and needs of the learners. • By the end of the course the participants should also have a sound knowledge of and be able to use terminology found in current ELT literature.
  • The course covers the following topics during the semester.
  • Week one: Language Analysis.
  • Week two: Presenting Language.
  • Week three: Teaching Vocabulary revisited:using dictionaries in the classroom.
  • Week four: Pronunciation Revisited.
  • Week five: Teaching Speaking revisited.
  • Week six: Teaching Writing:the sub-skills learners need.
  • Week seven: Error Correction in Writing.
  • Week eight: Teaching Reading revisited.
  • Week nine: Teaching Listening revisited.
  • Week ten: Using Songs in the classroom.
  • Week eleven: Learner Autonomy.
    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
    recommended literature
  • CROOKES, Graham. A practicum in TESOL : professional development through teaching practice. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xii, 303. ISBN 9780521529983. info
  • MCDONOUGH, Jo and Christopher SHAW. Materials and methods in ELT : a teacher's guide. Oxford: Blackwell, 1993. xi, 318. ISBN 0631180036. info
  • THORNBURY, Scott. How to teach grammar. Harlow: Longman, 1999. ix, 182 s. ISBN 0-582-33932-4. info
  • THORNBURY, Scott. How to teach speaking. Harlow: Longman, 2005. iv, 156. ISBN 0582853591. info
  • LYNCH, Tony and Anne ANDERSON. Listening. Edited by H. G. Widdowson - C. N. Candlin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. ix, 154 s. ISBN 0-19-437135-2. info
  • THORNBURY, Scott. An A-Z of ELT : a dictionary of terms and concepts used in English Language Teaching. Oxford: Macmillan, 2006. vii, 256. ISBN 1405070633. info
  • THORNBURY, Scott. How to teach vocabulary. Harlow: Longman, 2002. vi, 185. ISBN 0582429668. info
  • HEDGE, Tricia. Writing. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. 168 p. ISBN 0194370984. info
  • UNDERHILL, Adrian. Sound foundations :living phonology. Illustrated by Nick Hardcastle. 1st ed. Oxford: Heinemann, 1994. xii, 210 s. ISBN 0-435-24091-9. info
Teaching methods
5 face-to-face Seminars using loop input where possible, which means students participating in demonstration lessons and analysing them. In addition trainees will be required to participate in online methodology modules in the weeks where there is no face-to-face teaching. This means doing the required reading, taking part in teacher led online discussions, and completing tasks for each module.
Assessment methods
Course requirements: 1. Contributions in class and attendance – no absences allowed during the semester. 2. Application of what is being shown in input sessions, to teaching practice. 3. Reading the selected chapters of Brown before the sessions. 4. Completion of the discussions and tasks in ELF. 5. Successful completion of a language assignment which will be set at the beginning of the semester. Completion of the discussions and tasks in ELF.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018.
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