Course: Teaching English at Primary School

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Course title Teaching English at Primary School
Course code KAN/AVMD
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Klečková Gabriela, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Benešová Barbora, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Hurtová Danuše, Mgr.
Course content
Current approaches to teaching and learning English to children in primary classes. Teaching language systems and skills - mainly listening comprehension of foreign texts; speaking with support; beginning reading and writing in a foreign language; integrating the skills. Using cross-curricular links. Using games, stories, rhymes and drama activities in English lessons.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar
  • Contact hours - 22 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 30 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 4 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
enrolled in teacher training programme; use English at CEFR B2 language level (Common European Framwork of Reference for Languages.
learning outcomes
get acquainted with the specifics of working with young learners; get familiar with educational documents obligatory for the teaching of English at primary school.
professional skills
analyze the National Educational Framework (RVP ZV - for primary education) with regards of the expected learners' outcomes and content; correctly assess and interpret pupils needs and abilities and choose relevant and appropriate teaching techniques and procedures; prepare English lessons with various topics developing language skills and language systems; prepare English activities using puppets, stories, songs, rhymes and games.
general eligibility
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Seminar
assessment methods
Portfolio
Self-evaluation
professional skills
Skills demonstration during seminar
Portfolio
Continuous assessment
Self-evaluation
general eligibility
Portfolio
Recommended literature
  • CAMERON, L. & MCKAY, P. Bringing creative teaching into the young learner classroom. Oxford: Oxford University Press,, 2010. ISBN 987-0-19-442248-2.
  • OLIVER, R. & PHILP, J. Focus on Oral Interaction.. Oxford: Oxford University Press,, 2014. ISBN 978-0-19-400084-0.
  • PINTER, A. Teaching Young Language Learners. Oxford: Oxford University Press,, 2006. ISBN 0-19-442207-0.
  • SLATTERY, M. & WILLIS, J. English for Primary Teachers: a handbook of activities and classroom language.. Oxford: Oxford University Press,, 2001. ISBN 0-19-437563-3.
  • SLATTERY, M. Teaching with Bear. Oxford: Oxford University Press,, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-443306-8.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in the English Language (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in the English Language (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in the English Language (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in the English Language (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in the English Language (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter