UZAJ9515 Teaching literature and culture in EFL classes

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/20/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr Michaela Čaňková (lecturer), Tomáš Hanzálek (deputy)
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
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: 14/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course is a lively, practical exploration of English cultures and literatures and how they interact. A wide range of activities and approaches to teaching this will be offered. Students will have an opportunity to try out different strategies of teaching literature and culture in its context. The following sessions will be presented on the background of the US history, highlights of the 20th-century American literature, multicultural Britain, Ireland, Northern Ireland, contemporary British literature set in the city, Wales, Scotland, festivals and celebrations in Britain.
Syllabus
  • 1/ Introduction: Literature and culture in ELT classrooms
    Genres and their specifications
    Personal preferences and attitudes
    2/ Working with poetry
    3/ Working with prose I
    4/ Working with prose II
    5/ Using videos and films
    6/ Teaching Culture and culture, using realia
    7/ Using graded readers
    8/ Working with songs
    9/ Teaching creative writing
    10/ Using visuals
Literature
  • ČAŇKOVÁ, Michaela. Open gates : a course in 20th century American culture and literature. 1. vyd. Voznice: LEDA, 2005. 171 s. ISBN 807335053X. info
  • ČAŇKOVÁ, Michaela. Open gates : a course in 20th century American culture and literature. 1. vyd. Voznice: LEDA, 2005. 99 s. ISBN 8073350548. info
  • IZAVČUK, Jaroslav and Michaela ČAŇKOVÁ. Reader-Centered Activites: Transforming. ATE Newsletter, Praha: ATE, 2005, vol. 16, No 1, p. 13-15. ISSN 1210-0196. info
  • GILL, Simon and Michaela ČAŇKOVÁ. Intercultural activities. 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. 65 s. ISBN 0194421783. info
  • ČAŇKOVÁ, Michaela. Britská literatura 20. století. Vyd. 1. Voznice: LEDA, 1997. 128 s. ISBN 8085927349. info
  • ČAŇKOVÁ, Michaela. Britská literatura 20. století. Vyd. 1. Voznice: LEDA, 1997. 177 s. ISBN 8085927330. info
  • COLLIE, Joanne and Stephen SLATER. Short stories for creative language classrooms. 1. vyd. Cambridge, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, University Press, 1993. 101 s., 10. ISBN 0-521-40653-6. info
  • CARTER, Ronald and Michael N. LONG. The web of words : exploring literature through language : for upper-intermediate and advanced students. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987. iv, 188. ISBN 0521307783. info
Teaching methods
Group projects, class discussion, homework
Assessment methods
Workshops The intensive course is completed with a written assignment. The participants choose a literary extract with a young hero and write a detailed lesson plan how they would use it in class.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: Výuka proběhne v týdnu od 11.2. 2019 v učebně G316.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 4 pětihodinové semináře v jednom týdnu.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018.
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