Course: Communicative activities and creative writing in English

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Course title Communicative activities and creative writing in English
Course code KAJ/IPA1
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Dvořáková Kateřina, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Week 1-2: ice-breakers and warm-ups, getting to know each other activities, selecting topics of interest Week 3-5: drama activities (role-plays, sketches, drama games) Week 6-10: student-led presentations on topics of their choice (including the use of various resources such as videos, texts, power points, handouts etc.) Week 11-12: advantages of incorporating creative writing into foreign language teaching, techniques of creative writing, poetry writing (e.g. acrostics, haiku, limericks) Week 13: summary of the course, final evaluation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Demonstration, Activating (simulations, games, drama), Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies)
Learning outcomes
The course will focus on developing the productive skills, i.e. speaking and writing in English. The participants will be involved in various communicative activities aimed at both fluency and accuracy, namely discussions, oral presentations as well as some drama techniques such as role-play and drama games, which are successfully used in foreign language teaching. Writing will be practised through creative writing activities. Concrete topics will be discussed and selected on the basis of the participants' interest, needs and level. The topics will also reflect the expected multicultural make-up of the group.
Participants will develop their productive skills in English towards the B2/C1 levels.
Prerequisites
The minimum expected entry level for the course is B1 according to the CEFR.

Assessment methods and criteria
Analysis of student's language skills, Interim evaluation

Active participation in the seminar Oral presentations (individual, group) Completion of creative writing tasks
Recommended literature


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): Introductory teacher training course in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in English language (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter