JVk015 English for Social Educators I

Faculty of Education
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/1.3. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Belinda Rachael Allan, M.Ed. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radim Herout (seminar tutor)
Jitka Autratová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Radim Herout
Language Centre, Faculty of Education Division – Faculty Branches of University Departments – Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jitka Autratová
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Education Division – Faculty Branches of University Departments – Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
JVk015/OS01: Fri 23. 2. 14:00–16:50 učebna 51, Fri 15. 3. 14:00–16:50 učebna 51, Fri 5. 4. 14:00–16:50 učebna 50, Fri 26. 4. 14:00–16:50 učebna 10, Fri 17. 5. 14:00–16:50 učebna 51, B. Allan
JVk001 Entrance Test A2 - English || JVp001 Entrance Test A2 - English || JV001 Entrance Test A2 - English
Students enrolling in the course are expected to have reached the MINIMUM CEFR level of A2+.
To prove so students are expected to have taken the CJV_AJA2k and CJV_AJA2 courses.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of this course is to help students achieve B1 level knowledge of English within a social working context by improving all language skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing) and systems of the language (grammar and vocabulary) within B1 level of CEFR.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the student will be able to:
  • understand spoken and written English about social education topics at B1 level of the CEFR;
  • communicate in English about social issues and childhood and teenage development issues at B1 level of the CEFR;
  • give an oral presentation in English on a specialist social education topic;
  • use selected social education terminology with natural and sophisticated control;
  • show a good command of selected grammar structures at B1 level of the CEFR;
  • Syllabus
    • The multidisciplinary focus of social education is reflected in the topic-based orientation of the individual courses taught at the Faculty of Education. The topics in this course (a combination of Courses A and B) have been chosen to reflect the social and legal dimension of social education. Course topics include:
    • education systems
    • Being a social educator
    • Dealing with social issues regarding:
    • - children
    • - teenagers
    • - adults
    • - elderly
    • Working a social case study in English
      required literature
    • Course materials: moodlinka.ics.muni.cz
      recommended literature
    • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English : with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. x, 379. ISBN 0521532892. 2004. info
    • Hashemi, Louise. Cambridge Practice Tests for PET 1. Cambridge University Press,
    • www.macmillandictionary.com
      not specified
    • GOUGH, Chris. English vocabulary organiser :100 topics for self-study. Hove: LTP language. 224 s. ISBN 1-899396-36-5. 2001. info
    • REDMAN, Stuart and Ruth GAIRNS. Test your English vocabulary in use : pre-intermediate & intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 142 s. ISBN 0521779804. 2000. info
    Teaching methods
    There are four or five class sessions during the semester for which students are expected to prepare for beforehand by reading, writing and research activities, as well as grammar exercises at B1 level.

    4-5 class sessions during the semester, activities and tasks developing students' language skills and competencies, class and group discussions, vocabulary practice, mind mapping, opinion and information sharing, giving arguments, etc.
    Each class has an assignment to hand in with all assignments modified according to teacher feedback and collected together to form a final portfolio for assessment.
    Assessment methods
    Course completion requirements:
    1) Attendance and active participation in the consultations, all coursework must be completed including any catch-up work for a missed class.
    2) Submitting portfolio assignments in due time (specified by course instructor)
    3) Oral defence of the portfolio during the exam period (presenting the portfolio and answering questions about your learning and thinking when making the portfolio)
    Language of instruction
    Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
    Study Materials
    Information on completion of the course: Pro úspěšné ukončení předmětu jsou předepsány v semestru průběžné kontroly. Jazykový kurz není určen pro začátečníky. Výuka je v angličtině a kurz je ukončen písemnou a ústní zkouškou na úrovni B1.
    The course is taught annually.
    General note: Zápis vyžaduje úspěšné absolvování vstupního testu JVk001 (obvykle v lednu). Výuka probíhá v angličtině. Kurz je ukončen písemnou a ústní zkouškou na úrovni B1.
    Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 15 hodin.
    Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět si zapíší pouze studenti, kteří úspěšně absolvovali Vstupní test na úrovni A2 (ERR).
    Teacher's information
    Online activities of reading, writing, listening along with quizzes and games are the preparation work for the classroom sessions.

    Classroom sessions include completing projects in teams which use and practice the language already learnt from the online preparation activities.

    The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
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