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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Observations in ELT - AAA500155
Title: Observations in ELT
Guaranteed by: Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology (21-UAJD)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / 10 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Lucie Jiránková
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Last update: Mgr. Lucie Jiránková (25.10.2019)
The aim of the seminar is to connect theoretical and practical preparation of future English teachers through pedagogical observations at selected secondary schools and language schools, and through follow-up analyses and discussions about key aspects of teaching practice such as lesson planning, evaluation, material selection and adaptation, cooperation with parents, beginner teachers etc.
The core of the seminar comprises of observations of secondary-school teachers and their follow-up analysis in the presence of the teacher. The students will be acquainted with various observation techniques, will be able to apply them in practice, and choose appropriate techniques for different purposes. They will also learn to give feedback to the teacher through observation protocols and class discussions. They will further familiarize themselves with possible application of observation skills for the purposes of pedagogical, didactic, and action research.
The course is designed as a training for a compulsory pedagogical practicum (a part of the pedagogical minimum) and develops reflexive approaches towards the teaching profession.
Course completion requirements
Last update: Mgr. Lucie Jiránková (25.10.2019)


  • participation in all three secondary-school observations and the follow-up discussion seminars
  • active participation in the rest of the seminars
  • maximum 3 excused absences
  • observation protocols, analyses, and reflective evaluations for all three observations (to be uploaded in Moodle by 29th December)
  • a written evaluation and comparison of the three teachers (to be uploaded in Moodle by 29th December)
  • a final reflective feedback on the whole course (to be uploaded in Moodle by 31st January)

All requirements need to be met by the given deadline; its violation will result in failing the course.

Literature -
Last update: Bc. Andrea Mudrová (24.10.2019)

Bailey, K. M. (2006) Language teacher supervision. A case-based approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bitljanová, V. & Edwards, S. & Pekařová, I. (2000) Práce se studenty na praxi ve škole. Příručka pro mentory. Liberec.

Čapek, R. (2001) Pedagogická praxe pro studenty: od hospitace k souvislé praxi. Hradec Králové: Gaudeamus.

Malderez, A. & C. Bodóczky. (1999) Mentor courses. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Mason, J. (2002) Researching your own practice. London: Routledge.

Saginor, N. (2008) Diagnostic classroom observation. Thousand Oaks: SAGE. Corwin Press.

Wajnryb, R. (1992) Classroom observation tasks: A resource book for language teachers and trainers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Walker, R. & C. Adelman (2005) A guide to classroom observation. London: Routledge.

Wragg, E.C. (1999) An Introduction to Classroom Observation. London: Routledge.

Syllabus - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Lucie Jiránková (30.08.2019)

Předběžný sylabus kurzu je nahraný v sekci Soubory.

Entry requirements - Czech
Last update: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D. (09.09.2018)

Absolvování kurzů Didaktika AJ 1 a Didaktika AJ 2.

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