Selected Aspects of English Language Didactics I - OPNA3A025A
Title: Vybrané aspekty didaktiky anglického jazyka I
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/2, Ex [HT]
Extent per academic year: 0 [hours]
Capacity: 10 / 30 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
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. Kristýna Červinková Poesová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Martin Mikuláš, Ph.D.
Co-requisite : OPNA3A023A
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Annotation -
The course aims to apply TEFL methodology knowledge in the context of lower-secondary education. Students acquire principles and means for creating essential curricular documents (framework and school education programmes), relating these to the communicative competence, international standards and language examinations for middle schoolers. Students will analyze and evaluate videos from authentic lessons and they will also attend and monitor some lessons at schools. The topics include: 1. factors and variables affecting the process of L2/FL acquisition, their roles and specifics; 2. age and critical periods; 3. aptitude, its parameters, testing and relations to intelligence; 4. English in the Framework Education Programme for Lower Secondary Schools; the construction of a school education porogramme; 5. Standards for elementary education, standardized examinations; 6. Teaching English for students with specific learning needs - symptoms; 8. teaching and testing for students with specific learning needs - accommodation (modification and compensation)
Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (09.02.2022)
Descriptors -
self-study (12 hours), work with study materials (25 hours), assignments (30 hours), preparation for the examination and the examination process (15 hours)
Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (09.02.2022)
Literature -

Applied Language Learning, volume 9–10, Defense Language Institute (U.S.). Foreign Language Center, Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center, 1998

Steven Brown, Jenifer Larson-Hall. Second Language Acquisition Myths: Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching. University of Michigan Press, 2012, ISBN 0472034987, 9780472034987

Vivian Cook, David Singleton. Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition. Multilingual Matters, 2014, ISBN 1783091827, 9781783091829

Judit Kormos, Anne Margaret Smith. Teaching Languages to Students with Specific Learning Differences. Multilingual Matters, 2012, ISBN 1847696228, 9781847696229

Nunan, D.  Designing Tasks for the Communicative Classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. ISBN 0-521-37915-6. (vybrané kapitoly)

Parrott, M. (1996). Tasks for Language Teachers. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 0 521 42666 9.

Lourdes Ortega, Understanding Second Language Acquisition. Routledge, 2014, ISBN 144411705X, 9781444117059

John Santrock. Educational Psychology. 6th editionMcGraw-Hill, ISBN 0073525820, 9780073525822

Roumyana Slabakova. Second Language Acquisition. Oxford University Press, 2016, ISBN 0199687269, 9780199687268

Curricular documents:

Framework Education Programme for Lower-Secondary Schools

samples of School Education Programmes

Jan van Ek, John Trim. Waystage. CUP, 1991.

Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (09.02.2022)
Requirements to the exam -

Exam structure and requirements:

  • written form
  • the test consists of 2 parts: a part with multiple-choice items and a part with open items
  • minimum score to pass: 70%
  • students can resit the examination twice
Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (09.02.2022)
Syllabus -

Syllabus:

1. factors and variables affecting the process of L2/FL acquisition, their roles and specifics;

2. age and critical periods;

3. aptitude, its parameters, testing and relations to intelligence;

4. English in the Framework Education Programme for Lower Secondary Schools; the construction of a school education program;

5. Standards for elementary education, standardized examinations;

6. Teaching English for students with specific learning needs - symptoms;

7. teaching and testing for students with specific learning needs - accommodation (modification and compensation)

8. selected myths in learning and teaching foreign languages

Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (09.02.2022)
Course completion requirements -

Requirements to obtain the credit:

  • 80% attendance
  • active participation in seminars
  • seminar paper
  • written examination
Last update: Mikuláš Martin, Mgr., Ph.D. (09.02.2022)