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Perception of English prototypes in Czech and German mono-lingual speakers
Kučerová, Alžběta ; Lancová, Klára (advisor) ; Červinková Poesová, Kristýna (referee)
[The purpose of this thesis is to investigate and describe how semantic prototypes are transferred and perceived from L1 Czech and L1 German participants into their L2 English. This thesis attempts to pinpoint and describe whether there are differences in the perception of the prototypes in the two monolingual groups, with the main focus on typicality judgement, grammatical gender and prepositional prototypes. The main assumed source of differences is considered to be the said L1 language background. A questionnaire was created for both Czech and German participants with seven tasks testing the perception of prototypes in their L2 English and to see whether a L1 to L2 negative language transfer takes place. The analysis shows that in the perception of prototypes within typicality judgement exercises, the two tested L1 groups do not differ largely and that the size of one's specialized vocabulary and the fact, that English is their L2, not L1, seems to play a role. Nonetheless, at the scale of this research, it seems plausible to say that prepositional and grammatical gender prototypes are transferred into the participants' L2. More in-depth research on the topic is needed; however, to confirm or reject these findings.]
Comparison of language teaching methods
KUČEROVÁ, Alžběta
Abstract This thesis is concerned with language teaching methods and how they there are applied in practise. It focuses mainly on their development and description of techniques and principles that are characteristic for these methods. The practical part is patterned on findings gained from observation of classes in different language schools and also on experience of one student who attended the suggestopedic course. In each course the same aspects are observed, which play an important role in a success rate of an approach to teaching. The thesis sets out to show the advantages and disadvantages of particular methods and compared the results of classroom observation.

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