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Seminar 1 - Research methods in ELT and applied linguisticsEpistemology and ontology - subjectivism, relativism, positivism, post-positivism etc,How to read and understand an applied linguistics research articleThe quantitative and qualitative distinction - types of research, their use and applicationCritical reading in applied linguistics

Seminar 2 & 3- Teaching grammarPresenting and practising grammar - techniquesMistakes and correctionGrammar and accuracy in the Common Europe and Framework of Reference

Seminar 4 & 5 - Teaching speaking Fluency and accuracyDesigning tasks and materials for speakingOrganizing time and space in speaking activitiesSources for speaking activitiesFeatures of communicative activitiesTypes of communicative activitiesHow to get your students to talk.Speaking and spoken interaction in the Common Europe and Framework of Reference

Seminar 6 - Teaching listening The process and product dichotomyBottom-up and top-down approachesPrinciples of teaching listeningDesigning tasks, adapting tasksSources of materials for listening activitiesWorking with videos Listening in the Common Europe and Framework of Reference

Seminar 7 - Teaching readingThe process and product dichotomy in relation to readingBottom-up and top-down approaches in relation to readingPrinciples of teaching readingDesigning and adapting tasks for readingGraded readers, school and class librariesUsing literatureReading in the Common Europe and Framework of Reference

Seminar 8 - Teaching writingThe process and product dichotomy in relation to writingPrinciples of teaching writingDesigning and adapting tasks for writingMarking, grading and feedbackWriting in the Common Europe and Framework of Reference

Seminar 9 - Testing, assessment, teaching for exams Testing, assessment, gradingDesigning language tests and exams Validity and reliabilityTypes of assessmentThe washback effectPreparing students for examsThe design of the Nová maturitaPreparing students for the Nová maturita

Seminar 10 - Content-integrated learningTeaching English for Specific Purposes Teaching English for Academic Purposes Content and Language Integrated LearningEnglish as a Medium of InstructionBusiness English

Seminar 11 - Curricular documentsCzech curricular documents - overview, critical evaluation, benefits and practical implicationsThe Common European Framework of Reference

Seminar 12 - Teacher developmentTeacher autonomyContinuous development in all areas.Overview of recommended books, journals etc. Conferences/seminars, websites for teachersClassroom researchKeeping motivatedGrowing as an expert, growing as a personReflective teachingThe first year and beyondKariérní řádKeeping sane - preventing the burnout syndrome

Seminar 13 - Practicum seminar + Cooperation at schools Organizace, význam a realizace povinné praxeTeacher cooperationTeacher-parent interaction and cooperation


A foundation course in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (2nd part of the course Didaktika AJ 1)

The course aims to provide both a theoretical basis to foreign language teacher training and a platform for practising and developing concrete practical techniques and competences which characterize the teaching profession in the area of English Language Teaching. Key theoretical concepts are discussed in the light of contemporary research in the fields of language acquisition, linguistics, psycholinguistics, pedagogy, psychology and language teacher education. These then provide the basis for the acquisition of foreign-language-teaching techniques which the students practise in class, observe, give and receive feedback on, for example, during micro-teaching periods and video observations.

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