Course: ELT Methodology I

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Course title ELT Methodology I
Course code KAJ/DK1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 3
Semester Summer
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
  • Dvořáková Kateřina, Mgr. 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

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Demonstration
Learning outcomes
In the first semester of methodology participants will become familiar with basic theoretical principles underlying ELT methodology with a particular focus on primary learners. They will study language learning/acquisition theories, methods for teaching young learners, learning styles and strategies, classroom management and factors affecting learning.
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
  • Brewster, J., Ellis, G., Girard, D.:. The Primary English Teacher's Guide. Penguin English 2004.
  • Brumfit, Ch. (ed.):. Teaching English to Children. From Practice to Principle. Longman 1996.
  • Cameron, L.:. Teaching Languages to Young Learners. Cambridge University Press 2001.
  • Lightbown, P. and Spada, N:. How Languages are Learned. Oxford University Press 2006.
  • Scrivener, J.:. Learning Teaching. Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005.
  • Ur, P.:. A Course in Language Teaching. Cambridge University Press 1996.

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 (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer