Course: Aspects of Language for Teachers I

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Course title Aspects of Language for Teachers I
Course code KAJ/3JJ1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Zemková Ludmila, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Definitions of language. Levels in the hierarchy of language. The relationship between the main components of language analysis. Models of linguistic structure. Grammar and types of grammars. The act of writing. Techniques in teaching writing. The whole academic text. The academic writing process.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies)
Learning outcomes
The aim of this course is to make the students' knowledge of language and English in particular, conscious. By the end of this course, the students are expected to: know about all levels in the hierarchy of language have a clear understanding of what words and phrases are understand how the grammar of vocabulary relates to syntax be aware of the overriding significance of different types of context
Knowledge of basic linguistic components, grammar and text linguistics.
Language level Advanced

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Student performance assessment

Regular attendance and active participation in seminars Presentation Essay All examinations and consultations are held in English.
Recommended literature
  • BROWN, Gillian and George YULE. Discourse analysis. 2008. vyd. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. From corpus to classroom :language use and language teaching. Edited by Anne O'Keeffe - Michael McCarthy - Ronald Carter. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Cambridge, CUP, 2008.
  • Hamp-Lyons,L. and Heasley, B. Study writing. Cambridge.CUP. 2006. 2006.
  • HOEY, Michael. Lexical priming :a new theory of words and language. 1st pub. New York: Routledge, 2005. 2005.
  • HOEY, Michael. Patterns of lexis in text. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • RAIMES, Ann. Techniques in teaching writing. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1990.
  • SINCLAIR, John. Corpus, concordance, collocation. Edited by Ronald Carter. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Oxford, OUP, 1991.
  • SINCLAIR, John McHardy. How to use corpora in language teaching. Philadelphia: J. Benjamins, 2004. 2004.
  • STUBBS, Michael. Words and phrases :corpus studies of lexical semantics. Oxford [England] ;: Blackwell Publishers, 2001.
  • THORNBURY, Scott. Beyond the sentence :introducing discourse analysis. 1st pub. Oxford: Macmillan, 2005. Oxford, Macmillan, 2005.

Study plans that include the course
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