Course: Communication skills

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Course title Communication skills
Course code KAJ/KDP
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Dvořák Petr, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Dvořáková Kateřina, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1) L1 vs L2 in conducting a FL lesson 2) conducting a comprensible lesson 3) stages of a lesson, basic phrases 4) organization and classroom management 5) presentation, practice, task assignment 6) methods of teaching foreign languages

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Demonstration
Learning outcomes
The aim of the seminar is to prepare future basic school teachers for conducting an English lesson in English, as required by communicative language teaching. Through practical tasks students learn how to teach and manage an English lesson.
Ability to conduct an English lesson in English.
Prerequisites
successful completion of English I-IV

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Student portfolio analysis

All examinations and consultations are held in English. Two individual in-class presentations (a language game and a lesson task). Starting a portfolio of primary ELT activities (with a minimum of 10 entries: language games and activities)
Recommended literature
  • Betáková, L.:. Angličtina učitele angličtiny. Fraus 2006.
  • Slattery, M. and Willis, J.:. English for Primary Teachers. Oxford University Press 2001.


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
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: Summer