Modules in the Lektorství Study Programme

Linguistics Module

Key Linguistics Courses

  • Introduction to Linguistics, Grammar A, Grammar B, Phonetics, Syntax A, Syntax B, Functional and Communicative Syntax

Compulsory Literature

  • Hladký, Josef, and Jan Chovanec Úvod do Studia Anglického Jazyka. 2nd ed. Brno: Masaryk University, 1999. Unpublished.
  • Quirk, Randolph and Sidney Greenbaum. A Student s Grammar of the English Language. 1st Ed. London: Longman, 1990. Print.
  • Chalker, Sylvia. A Student’s English Grammar: Workbook. Harlow: Longman, 1992. Print.
  • Gethin, Hugh. Grammar in Context: Proficiency Level English. Harlow: Longman, 1996. Print.
  • Roach, Peter.: English Phonetics and Phonology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Print.
  • Dontcheva-Navratilova, Olga: Grammatical Structures in English: Meaning in Context, 2005. Print.
  • Svartvik, Jan, and Geoffrey Leech. A Communicative Grammar of English. 2nd ed. London: Longman, 1994. Print.

This literature will be reviewed at the state exam.

Literature Module

The basic module for literature and culture of English-speaking countries is based on the core subjects of an Introduction to the Study of Literature, the History of Great Britain, British Literature (Early, 19th Century, and Modern), History of the USA, American Literature (till the end of the 19th century and Modern), and Relations Among Cultures (A, B). These basic compulsory subjects are complemented with a wider choice of compulsory-optional seminars in culture and literature. They are extended in optional seminars. This allows an individual approach to the field.

Bachelor studies courses for lecturers aim to provide the student with relevant insights into the literature, history and culture of selected English-speaking countries from the beginnings until the 20th century. They introduce the basic tools for a better understanding and greater enjoyment of reading as well as an understanding of history and culture, and thus provide a foundation for further (Master) studies in English speaking culture and literature.

Classical literary texts are available online. Nevertheless, volumes of older and modern literature in English are available to the sudent in the reference library of the Department of English Language and Literature.

Important texts and issues are introduced and worked with in lectures and seminars, followed by round table discussions, textual and cultural analyses, student presentations, and intensive reading. Students of literature are also encouraged to read widely outside of classes.

The bachelor’s thesis allows the student to focus on a relevant field of literature, culture, history, and/or intercultural relations in depth.

Basic Support for the Core Subjects Includes

Literary theory

  • Culler, Jonathan D. Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

British History, Literature, and Culture

  • The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain. Edited by Kenneth O. Morgan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
  • The Longman Anthology of British Literature. Edited by David Damrosch – Kevin Dettmar – Jennifer Wicke. 2nd ed. New York: Longman, 2002. Print.
  • Alexander, Michael: A History of English Literature. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2000. Print.
  • Doležel, Pavel a Tamara Váňová. An Outline of English Fiction from the Beginning to 1754. Brno: MU, 2005. Print including a CD with texts.
  • Peck, John and Martin Coyle: A Brief History of English Literature. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002. Print.
  • Podroužková, Lucie, ed. A Reader in British Literature. Part I. Literature from the Beginnings till the End of the 18th Century. Brno: MU, 2005. Print.
  • Podroužková, Lucie, ed. A Reader in British Literature. Part II. The 19th Century. Brno: MU, 2006. Print.

American History, Literature, and Culture

  • Davidson, James West. Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996. Print.
  • Bradbury, Malcolm a Richard Ruland. From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1991. Print.
  • VanSpanckeren, Kathryn. Outline of American Literature.USIA, 2nd edition 2006. Web.
  • Macionis, John and Nijole Benokraitis. Seeing Ourselves: Prentice Hall, 1995. Print.
  • Nollen, Tim. Culture Shock. London: Kuperard, 1997. Print.
  • Peterson, Brooks. Cultural Intelligence: Intercultural Press, 2004. Print.
  • Shulman, Myra. Cultures in Contrast: University of Michigan Press, 1998. Print.

Methodology Module

Below you can see an overview of what to expect from each semester of Methodology and your Teaching Practice at our department.

You can find necessary documents for your teaching practice at the Mood-Link-A course dedicated to teaching practice as well as the Teaching Practice page.

Practical Language Module

Each of the years of Practical Language is based around a different content area. Year One is based around Study Skills, Year Two around Culture, and Year Three around Methodology.

This means that there are expectations of you both in terms of language and in terms of the content that you are studying. You can find the objectives for both areas – what you will be expected to be able to do – on the page: Practical Language Objectives.