Course: ELT Methodology I

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Course title ELT Methodology I
Course code KAJ/DIK1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Betáková Lucie, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Dvořák Petr, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1) characteristics of young language learners 2) mother tongue acquisition 3) learning a second language 4) learning styles and strategies 5) accounting for differences between learners (age, motivation) 6) methods of teaching foreign languages Topics 1 and 6 will be covered in lessons. Support materials for the remaining themes are available on eAMOS.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Demonstration
Learning outcomes
The objectives of the course are - to develop an understanding of the basic principles and methods of language teaching; - to become aware of the characteristics and specific needs of learners aged 5-12; - to familiarize the trainees with ways of managing the classroom and creating a stimulating environment.
The students will be familiar with basic theoretical principles underlying the teaching of English to young learners.
basic ability to read methodological texts in English

Assessment methods and criteria

All examinations and consultations are held in English. a written test with a 70% passmark
Recommended literature
  • Studijní podpory v eAMOS.
  • Brewster, J., Ellis, G. and Girard, D.:. The Primary English Teacher's Guide. Penguin English 2004.
  • Phillips, S.:. Young Learners. Oxford University Press 1993.
  • Pinter, A.:. Teaching Young Language Learners. Oxford University Press 2006.
  • Scott, W. and Ytreberg, L.:. Teaching English to Children. Longman Group UK Limited 1991.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching for the First level of primary school (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter