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Winter Semester (13 weeks), 3 units per week. (May be credited), examination - topics + bibliography enclosed. 1. Objectives: theoretical aspects of ELT; functional communicative conception of TEFL; modes of teaching skills and language forms; preparation for the teaching practice.

Week 1: Introduction to the subject and terminology. ELT in Great Britain.

(Úvod do oboru a terminologie, VAJ ve VB.)

Week 2: Basic aspects of ELT - teaching factors.

(Základní aspekty VAJ - determinanty výuky.)

Week 3: Linguistic Foundations of ELT - the ALM method.

(Lingvistické základy VAJ - metoda ALM.)

Week 4: Psychological aspects of ELT I. The CLL method.

(Psychologické základy VAJ I. Metoda CLL.)

Week 5: Psychological aspects of ELT II. Alternative Ms + Suggestopedia.

(Psychologické základy VAJ II. Metoda sugestopedie.)

Week 6: Psychological aspects of ELT III. The communicative approach.

(Psychologické základy VAJ III. Komunikativní metoda.)

Week 7: Psychological aspects of ELT IV. The affective factor(s) in ELT.

(Psychologické základy VAJ IV. Metoda humoru, hry ve VAJ.)

Week 8: Pedagogical aspects of ELT I. The TPR method. The ethical aspects of FLT.

(Pedagogické základy VAJ - metoda TPR. Etické aspekty CJV.)

Week 9: Pedagogical aspects of ELT II. The Silent Way. PREPARATION.

(Pedagogické základy VAJ II. Metoda ''Silent Way''. PŘÍPRAVA NA HODINU.)

Week 10: Summary of methods I. History + The Grammar-translation methods.

(Přehled metod I. Vývoj + gramaticko-překladové metody.)

Week 11: Summary of methods. The Berlitz method + alternative methods.

(Přehled metod - Berlitzova m. + alternativní metody.)

Week 12: Teaching materials.

(Vyučovací prostředky - globálně.)

Week 13: Theory and practice of textbook. Reviews.

(Teorie a praxe učebnice. Recenze.)

(Week 14: Teaching culture or any free topic according to the interest of students.)

(Vyučování kultuře, případně volné téma dle zájmu studentů.)

Notes 1. +/or any ELT/FLT topic students may miss in the above list and find relevant/interesting/contradictory/unclear. 2. Mini-teaching as a special preparation for teaching practice may be incorporated from week 9. 3. As this course is/may be a part of your linguistic specialization, you may write your seminar or diploma works (including taking a diploma seminar) on this subject. The list of these topics is enclosed (II). 4. Any questions, suggestions, discussion and contributions welcome.


Description of the course

The course emphasizes 1.the psychological aspects of language teaching (TEFL/TESOL) and 2.a functional conception of applied linguistics, based on the Prague Functional Linguistic School. 3.the pedagogical aspects of the course are based mainly on the principles of modern European pedagogy (esp. CEFR), modern Anglo-Saxon pedagogy and on the classical pedagogical principles. This programme is comparable to other European and Aglo-Saxon university TEFL/TESOL programmes, covering standard FLT topics such as: the linguistic, psychological, pedagogical, sociological and other aspects of language teaching; FLT/ELT factors; methods (also in the historical perspective) and esp. modern methods, including alternative M, as they are used in TEFL/TESOL worldwide; teaching materials; class organization and control; teacher and learner training - yet, the course is in its reflection of the PFLS and the Czech FL teaching tradition quite unique and specific.

The course is completed with a teaching practice, which requires a minimum of 14-20 lessons taught in a state or private school in the second cycle under the guidance of a mentor.

ELT courses are held in the winter and summer semesters in stage II (4th year of study), one 3hour unit per week. Seminars include a short lecture, video+textbook presentations, followed by their analysis and discussion; practical work/workshop.

Examination, PP, diploma and seminar works.

Jarmila Mothejzíková

Prague, September 2010