JVp017 English for Special Educators - C

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Anna Bízková Doleželová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Mirjana Georgieva Slavíková (seminar tutor)
Jitka Autratová (assistant)
Mgr. Radim Herout (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
B1 level knowledge of English is required. The B1 student understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters, can enter unprepared into conversation about familiar topics and connect ideas in a simple way, can provide information, take messages, give simple instructions and deal with less routine problems, e.g. complaints. He or she can also describe events, experiences, hopes and ambitions; give reasons, explanations of plans and opinions.
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
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Course objectives
A B2 course whose mission is to develop students' language in receptive (reading, listening), productive (speaking, writing), and interactive modes of communication. Its further aim is to foster autonomy in students by providing them with opportunities to regulate their own learning process (own vocabulary collection and choice of topics). It also offers tasks that will enable students to develop their academic skills, for example researching sources and synthesizing information. Last but not least, the course materials provide a wide range of activities that are aimed at helping students to acquire and practise specialist vocabulary.
Learning outcomes
By the end of this course, students will be able to understand spoken and written texts on SNE topics at the B2 level according to the CEFR. Furthermore, they will have researched an SNE topic related to their own experiences and shared it with their classmates. In addition, students will have demonstrated a technique used in SNE, given feedback on their peers' performances, and created a personal list of academic and/or specialist vocabulary. They will also have practiced selected B2 grammar structures and reflected on their progress and the work they have accomplished throughout the semester.
  • Subject-specific topics: issues related to vision loss, hearing loss, speech and language disorders, physical disability and educating students with individual differences. Skills to be practised: synthesising information; mediating information, giving feedback and reflecting. Grammar (self-study): tenses; passive; modals; verb patterns; word formation, B2 sentence structures.
    required literature
  • In-class materials designed for teaching ESP.
    recommended literature
  • REDMAN, Stuart and Ruth GAIRNS. Test your English vocabulary in use : pre-intermediate & intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000, 142 s. ISBN 0521779804. info
  • MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. Test your English vocabulary in use : upper-intermediate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001, 150 s. ISBN 052166568X. info
  • SEAL, Bernard. Academic encounters : reading, study skills, and writing : content focus, human behavior. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997, xx, 220. ISBN 9780521476584. info
  • PRODROMOU, Luke. Grammar and vocabulary for first certificate : with key. Essex: Longman, 1999, 319 s. ISBN 9780582400184. info
  • HASHEMI, Louise and Barbara THOMAS. Cambridge grammar for first certificate : with answers. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003, xii, 260. ISBN 0521533368. info
    not specified
  • MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008, 176 stran. ISBN 9780521689397. info
Teaching methods
Weekly ninety-minute seminars designed to develop and practise both language competencies (productive, receptive & interactive) and soft skills (researching, synthesising, mediating, presenting, collaborating and reflecting).
Assessment methods
Credit requirements: 1) Attendance (only two undocumented absences are allowed); 2) completing in-term tasks/home preparation for classes; 3) active participation in classes; 4) submitting portfolio tasks Students can achieve up to 80 points. To pass the course, they need to submit all the portfolio tasks and gain 65 % (52 pts)
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Kurz na úrovni B2. Předmět navazuje na bakalářské jazykové kurzy úrovně B1.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Level B2 English course for students with entrance knowledge at B1 level of the CEFR. Počet míst v kurzu je limitován kapacitou pracoviště.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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