Course: Linguistic Subjects in the Lower-Secondary Schools Curricula

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Course title Linguistic Subjects in the Lower-Secondary Schools Curricula
Course code KAJ/7LPK
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Betáková Lucie, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Smolka Vladislav, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Emmer Jaroslav, Mgr.
  • Zemková Ludmila, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Linguistic knowledge and skills of teachers of English. RVP. SERR. Lower-secondary school textbooks of English. Goals of teaching English pronunciation at lower-secondary schools; use of pronunciation dictionaries. Difficult sounds. Lexical and sentence stress. Countabiity and determination. Tenses: present simple and present progressive; past simple and progressive; present perfect; Ways of expressing future. Modal verbs. Conditional clauses. Form and communicative function of sentences. Word order in simple sentence. Passive voice. Adjectives.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Demonstration, Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The subject draws on the lingustic subjects taken in the course of B.A. study (Phonetics and phonology I and II, Morphology I and II, Introduction to the study of the English language, Syntax I and II, and Lexicology). The purpose is to show that while foreign language teachers need a sum of theoretical knowledge, it is just one of the components of their professional competence. The subject therefore looks at the knowledge and skills of the furure teachers in relation to the English syllabus as implemented in lower-secondary schools, making students familiar with it and prompting them to reflect on it in the light of their linguistic education. The subject also incudes analysis of lower-secodary shool textbooks of English from the perspective of their grammar component.
The ability to develop the grammatical component of the English syllabus at lower-secondary schools.
Language level B1 according to the CEFR Credits for this subject can also be earned on the basis of presenting the B2 First exam certificate with grades A or B, awarded not more than five years ago.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Essay, Student performance assessment, Analysis of student's language skills, Test

All examinations and consultations are held in English. Active participation in the seminar.
Recommended literature
  • Rámcový vzdělávací program pro základní vzdělávání.
  • Společný evropský referenční rámec pro jazyky.
  • Učebnice anglického jazyka pro 2. stupeň ZŠ, např. Project English, Your Space.
  • Dušková, L. Mluvnice současné angličtiny na pozadí češtiny. Praha, 1988.
  • Parrot, M. Grammar for English Language Teachers. Cambridge, 2000.

Study plans that include the course
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