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How to teach English through culture, stories, songs and games

Informacje ogólne

Kod przedmiotu: 1.2.5-EC-ECSSG Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: How to teach English through culture, stories, songs and games
Jednostka: Wydział Filologiczny
Punkty ECTS i inne: 2.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Rodzaj przedmiotu:


Tryb prowadzenia:

Realizowany zdalnie

Skrócony opis:

Course description:

The main task of the course is to introduce the students to content specific (teaching English through culture, stories, songs and games) English teaching approach.


total hours: 30

total ects: 2

1ects = 30hrs in class

1ects = 10hrs consultations + 15hrs homework



the teacher: boggosiewska@gmail.com

the coordinator of the study programme - m.tukiendorf@uni.opole.pl

Pełny opis:

Course objectives:

The aim of this course is to share with students some practical ideas regarding teaching English using various resources: elements of culture, stories, songs and games. Relying on professional methodology sources, the students will gain insight into how to teach reading and listening comprehension, oral communication, and writing as well as how to use songs, stories and games to teach vocabulary and grammar. The course is rich in practical activities and maybe useful to those students who consider teaching as a profession in the future.

Course content:

1. Introduction. Neuroscience-brain friendly teaching. Why alternative ways of teaching a foreign language?

2. The relationship between language learning and culture.

3. Culture and intercultural communicating activities/ reading comprehension activities/ translating activities

6. Why do learners benefit from storytelling?

7. Storytelling and developing reading comprehension skills/ writing and speaking skills

9. The values of teaching a language through songs.

10. Songs and teaching vocabulary and grammar/ listening comprehension/ speaking and writing

11. The benefits of using games in foreign language learning.

12. Using games in teaching grammar/ vocabulary/ speaking skills


Methods of instruction/ forms of classroom activity

Lessons conducted online, lectures, students’ activities and projects, individual, pair, and group work


Reading list:

A. obligatory reading (to get a credit):

Cakir, A. (1999). Musical activities for young learners of EFL. The Internet TESL J. V/11: November (1999) at URL: (http://iteslj.org)

Ellis, G. & Brewster, J. (2002). Tell it again: The new storytelling handbook for primary teachers. United Kingdom: Pearson Education

Hadfield, J. (1998). Elementary vocabulary games. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited.

Kupeckova, L. (2010). Game-like activities. Bachelor paper: Brno: MU: Retrieved September15, 2020, from: http://is.muni.cz?th/153068/pedf_b/Games for children. Oxford: OUP.

McKay, S. L. (2000). Teaching English as an international language: implications for cultural materials in the classroom. TESOL Journal 9(4), 7-11.

Orlova, N.F. (2003). Helping prospective EFL teachers learn how to use songs in teaching conversation classes. Internet TESL J., IX/3: March. At URL: (http://itslj.org).

Saricoban, A. & Metin, E. (2000). Songs, verse, and games for teaching grammar. Internet TESL J., VI/10: October. At URL: (http://iteslj.org).

Seelye, H. N. (1993). Teaching culture: strategies for foreign language educators. 3rd ed. Lincolnwood: National Textbook Company.

Wright, A., Betterige, D. & Buckby, M. (2005). Games for language learning (3rd ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press.

B. supplementary reading

Rossiter, M. (2002). Narratives and stories in adult teaching and learning. (Report No. EDO-CE-02241). Washington, DC: Education Resources Information Center.

Castro, M. (2002). The magic world of storytelling: Some points for reflection. PROFILE, Issues in Teachers’ Professional Development, 3, 52-54.

Efekty uczenia się:

Learning outcomes


Student knows:

1. the place and significance of the philological science among humanities and its analytical and methodological tools (k_W01/P6S_WG)

2. the role of English as a cognitive means and a tool used for studying (k_W03/P6S_WG)


Student can:

3. use English at the level of C1 of the Common European Framework for Languages (k_U05/P6S_UK)

4. take up individual and group activities aimed at developing language skills and study techniques to ensure success in learning (k_U08/P6S_UO)

Social competences

Graduate is ready to:

5. prioritize the implementation of various tasks related to studying and professional work (k_K01/P6S_KK)

6. accept linguistic and cultural differences and recognize them as natural vocational factors (k_K03/P6S-KO)

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Forms of evaluation of learning outcomes:

Active participation in online lessons 50% - learning outcome 1,2, 3,4,

preparing and presenting presentations 25% - learning outcome 3,4,5,6

written assignments 25% - learning outcome 2,3,4,5,6


60% - pass with a grade

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2020/2021" (zakończony)

Okres: 2020-10-01 - 2021-02-23
Wybrany podział planu:

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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Małgorzata Adams-Tukiendorf, Bogusława Gosiewska-Turek
Prowadzący grup: Małgorzata Adams-Tukiendorf, Bogusława Gosiewska-Turek
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Ćwiczenia - Zaliczenie na ocenę
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Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Opolski.