Introduction into the Didactics of the English Language I - OPBA2A118A
Title: Úvod do didaktiky AJ I
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/1, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Mgr. Martin Mikuláš, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Martin Mikuláš, Ph.D.
Is pre-requisite for: OPBA2A120A
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Annotation -
Introduction to TEFL Methodology I is a theoretical and practical seminar, the main aim of which is to introduce students to the basic concepts and key concepts in the field of didactics (e.g., communicative competence, the role of the foreign language teacher, activity and its planning, lesson preparation, grading and evaluation of students). The seminar will define subject area of TEFL Methodology I and briefly introduce the most important factors of the teaching process. Students will learn about the objectives and content of teaching English as a foreign language. Attention will also be paid to the two most important actors in the teaching process: the learner and the teacher.
Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (12.09.2022)
Descriptors -

Studying literature:  10 hours

Studying materials: 10 hours

Assignments: 10 hours

Seminar paper: 5 hours

Getting ready for the credit test: 10 hours

Getting ready for the examination: 20 hours

Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (26.01.2023)
Literature -


HARMER, J. The Practice of English Language Teaching. Harlow: Longman, Pearson Education, 2001. ISBN 0-582-40385-5.

SCRIVENER, J. Learning Teaching. Macmillan: 2005. ISBN 978-1-4050-1399-4.


Společný evropský referenční rámec. (2002). Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci.


Other recommended sources:



DAVIES, P., PEARSE, E. Success in English Teaching. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-442171-3.

NUAN, D., LAMB, C. The Self-directed Teacher: Managing the learning process. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-521-49773-6.


Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (12.09.2022)
Syllabus -

1. Activity, its definition and realization

2. The structure of a lesson, setting the objectives of a lesson

3. The process of planning a lesson; lesson plans and their components

4. Objectives of teaching English; language proficiency levels; CEFR

5. Factors affecting the teaching of English: motivation, age, ..., and their impacts on instruction

6. TEFL theories, approaches and methods

7. Student: group and individual learning and teaching, homogenous and heterogenous groups, individual differences …

8. Teacher: types of teachers, their essential roles

Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (12.09.2022)
Course completion requirements -

To get the credit you need:

1 to have at least 80% attendance

2 to actively participate in all activities 

3 to work out homework (duly and timely)

 4 to successfully pass the end-of-term test (to achieve at least 70% of the total score)


To pass the test there are 3 attempts provided altogether.


Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (12.09.2022)