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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Language-learning theory and practice for ELT - AAU230002
Title: Teorie a praxe jazykové akvizice pro učitele angličtiny (didaktická propedeutika)
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: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D. (28.10.2019)
The course provides an overview of language acquisition and language learning with emphasis on the applicability of the course contents in teaching English. The couse is thus an introduction to ELT and applied linguistics. The seminar will be taught in English. It is intended primarily for third-year BA students of the English and American Studies programme.
Course completion requirements -
Last update: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D. (28.10.2019)

All of the credit requirements must be fulfilled by the end of the exam period in the academic year in which the student enrolled for the subject.

Literature -
Last update: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D. (28.10.2019)

Essential literature:

Gass, Susan M., Jennifer Behney, and Luke Plonsky.Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course. 5th ed. New York: Routledge, 2018.

Lightbown, Patsy, and Nina Margaret Spada. How Languages Are Learned. Fourth edition. Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Supplementary literature:

Cook, Vivian. Second Language Learning and Language Teaching. London: Hodder Education, 2016.

Dörnyei, Zoltán, Ryan, Stephen. The Psychology of the Language Learner Revisited.Routledge, 2015.

Ellis, Rod. The Study of Second Language Acquisition. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Ellis, Rod, ed. Exploring Language Pedagogy through Second Language Acquisition Research. Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics. London ; New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.

Fernández, Eva M. Fundamentals of Psycholinguistics. Fundamentals of Linguistics. Chichester, West Sussex; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

Gass, Susan M, and Alison Mackey, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition. London; New York, NY: Routledge, 2012.

Johnson, Keith. An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching. 2nd ed. Learning about Language. Harlow, England; New York: Pearson Longman, 2008.

Mitchell, Rosamond, Florence Myles, and Emma Marsden. Second Language Learning Theories. London; New York: Routledge, 2013.

Ortega, Lourdes. Understanding Second Language Acquisition (2nd edition). London: Hodder education, 2020.

Saville-Troike, Muriel. Introducing Second Language Acquisition. 3rd ed. Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.



Detailed list of the literature for each topic will be uploaded in the Moodle application during the course.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: PhDr. Tomáš Gráf, Ph.D. (28.10.2019)

Credit requirements:

- attendance (maximum of two absences) 

- a short ortographic transcription of a sample of advanced learner English 

- an oral presentation (topics to be announced and shared out in Seminar 1)

- a final test (questions based on an assigned study + knowledge test based on the fundamental concepts discussed in the course)

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