Kirsty is from the North East of England and previously taught in the School of Education at Durham University. Before that she was a primary school teacher for over 10 years. She now teaches English language practice and ELT methodology. Her research interests are focused on two different fields: teacher wellbeing, which is the focus of her PhD, and also developing effective bilingual and ESL teaching models. She has published in methodology books on English teaching.
He teaches British and American literature and cultural studies. His research focuses on contemporary fiction, multicultural literature and the campus novel.
Blanka Babická (Deputy-Head of the Institute of Foreign Languages)
She is in charge of language practice courses at the department. Besides language practice, she also teaches language skills, English grammar and ELT methodology. In her work, she focuses on developing communicative language competences and has been in charge of two projects concentrating on the innovation of language practice and language skills courses at the department. Her recent academic interest involves the themes of developing sociolinguistic competence and politeness in coursebooks of English.
He teaches sociolinguistics, language practice, language skills and culture and history courses. In his work, he focuses on developing professional competences of English teachers. His recent academic interest involves the themes of developing sociolinguistic competence of future teachers of English. He has participated in ERASMUS+ projects GuLL, LEEN and VOICES.
Author of four books on American literature (most recently, The Culture of American Suburbs, Palacky University Press, 2016), co-author of six other books (such as Chapters in Contemporary Canadian Literature, Palacky UP, 2012), numerous articles and papers given at international conferences and as invited lectures at European universities. Fulbright Fellow to the University of Maryland in 2000-1. Author and recepient of GAČR, OVPK ESF , and many other research grants. He teaches American and British history, culture, and literature, and creative writing. He advises any thesis in the area of cultural studies, history of English speaking countries, their literatures and cultures, and ESL writing methodology.
She is a Fulbright Alumni. She teaches American literature and American and British Drama. Her research concentrates on contemporary British and American drama as well as contemporary ethnic and women writing, with the focus on the questions of identity, diaspora and interculturality. She has recently published monography on in-yer-face drama.
Jana Kořínková (Coordinator for Erasmus+)
Regarding linguistic disciplines she mainly teaches phonetics and phonology and Introduction to linguistics. She primarily focuses on teaching Language Practice disciplines such as writing, speaking, grammar practice and pronunciation. She is responsible for student and teacher mobility within Erasmus+ programme.
He is in charge of sociolinguistics and ELT methodology courses for pre-service as well as in-service teachers of English. Additionally, he teaches language practice courses and an optional Film and literature course. In his academic work he concentrates on the topics of developing sociolinguistic competence and politeness conventions in EFL teaching materials.
Associate Professor of the English language at Palacký University
The focus of his research and papers are contrastive Czech-English studies, intercultural communication and translation. Since 1989 he has given lectures at universities and colleges in Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Slovakia, Austria, Luxembourg and the UK and published a popular series of Czech-English phrasebooks at Lexus Ltd., Glasgow, UK. Between 2015 and 2018 he was the Head of the Institute of Foreign Languages at Faculty of Education, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Angela Falter Thomas
Associate Professor of Education at Bowling Green State University
In the academic year 2018/2019 she is a Fulbrighter at the Institute of Foreign Languages and the Department of Primary and Pre-Primary Education, Faculty of Education, Palacký University. Full info here.
She specializes in the area of teaching English to students of primary education. She holds a doctorate in pedagogy with a focus on modern technologies in English language teaching. For a number of years she has been teaching English language classes of life-long education programmes and taking part in seminars organized by Oxford University Press. She is a member of the examination board for English in the PhD programmes in special education, music and art.
Primarily, she deals with organizing English language courses for non-linguists in the Faculty of Education, i.e. students not majoring in Teaching English as a foreign language. Her research focuses on improving future lower secondary teachers’ language competencies and their language needs analysis. She also teaches Language practice for primary students.