English didactics covers the field of teaching English as a foreign language. Learning a language consists of acquiring language systems (vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar) and developing language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Additional skills might be considered as translation and acquisition of cultural awareness connected with the language that is being taught.
These main objectives are achieved through didactic principles that go hand in hand with the paradigms and beliefs in foreign language acquisition. Thus, various approaches, methods, techniques and tasks are followed.
In the following course we are going to discuss acquisition of language systems and development of language skills in more detail.
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