JVk013 English for Special Educators I

Faculty of Education
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/1.3. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Radka Mlýnková (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Kollárová (lecturer)
Mgr. Daniela Dvořáková (lecturer)
Mgr. Marcela Sekanina Vavřinová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Belinda Rachael Allan, M.Ed. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dita Trčková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Gabriela Hublová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Radka Mlýnková
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
JVk013/T01: Wed 20. 2. to Sun 2. 6. Wed 9:30–11:00 KOM 117, J. Kollárová, Nepřihlašuje se. Určeno pro studenty se zdravotním postižením.
JVk013/01: Fri 8. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 51, Fri 15. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 51, Fri 29. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 51, Fri 26. 4. 16:00–18:50 učebna 51, Fri 3. 5. 16:00–18:50 učebna 51, D. Trčková
JVk013/02: Fri 8. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 55, Fri 15. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 55, Fri 29. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 55, Fri 26. 4. 16:00–18:50 učebna 55, Fri 3. 5. 16:00–18:50 učebna 59, J. Kollárová
JVk013/03: Fri 8. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 52, Fri 15. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 52, Fri 29. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 52, Fri 26. 4. 16:00–18:50 učebna 52, Fri 3. 5. 16:00–18:50 učebna 52, R. Mlýnková
JVk013/04: Fri 8. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 56, Fri 15. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 53, Fri 29. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 53, Fri 26. 4. 16:00–18:50 učebna 53, Fri 3. 5. 16:00–18:50 učebna 53, D. Dvořáková
JVk013/05: Fri 8. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 54, Fri 15. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 54, Fri 29. 3. 16:00–18:50 učebna 54, Fri 26. 4. 16:00–18:50 učebna 54, Fri 3. 5. 16:00–18:50 učebna 54, B. Allan
Prerequisites
JVk001 Entrance Test A2 - English || JVp001 Entrance Test A2 - English
Students enrolling on the course are expected to be at least on A2+ level of English or higher (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
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 the course English for Special Educators is to develop and consolidate students' language skills and help them to achieve B1 level in all language skills(listening, reading, speaking, writing). This course is focused mainly on developing specialist vocabulary connected to the field of study, i.e. Special Needs Education. Students will also revise grammar on B1 level. Furthermore, students will develop some academic skills in English (specialist oral presentation, giving and supporting arguments, discussion, etc).
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the students will be able to: understand spoken as well as written LSP language at B1 level of the CEFR; successfully participate in a spoken interaction dealing with relevant LSP issues; show a good command of selected grammar structures and specialist vocabulary at B1 level of the CEFR; introduce themselves/their field of study/professional goals
Syllabus
  • SP4BK_CJAJ English for Special Educators
  • Topics: Education, Current problems in schools, Introduction to Special Needs Terminology , Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Impairment, Speech Impairment, Physical Impairment, Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Grammar(self-study): Present simple x continuous,Past simple x continuous, Present perfect, Expressing future, Word order, Comparative, Superlative, Adjectives ending with -ed, –ing, Adjectives x Adverbs, Modal verbs, Conditional clauses, Simple passive, Countable x uncountable nouns, Relative pronouns/clauses, Phrasal verbs, Verbs – gerund x infinitive, Prepositions, Prepositional phrases (adjectives, verbs).
Literature
    required literature
  • E-learning resources in IS.MUNI.CZ -Studijní materiály předmětu SP4BK_CJAJ - Učební materiály
    not specified
  • MURPHY, Raymond. Essential grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for elementary students of English : with answers. Second edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. 300 stran. ISBN 0521559286. info
  • 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, 2004. x, 379. ISBN 0521537622. info
  • BEAUMONT, Digby and Colin GRANGER. The Heinemann English grammar. Edited by Ken Singleton. Oxford: Heinemann, 1998. vi, 352. ISBN 0435292196. info
  • Hashemi, Louise. Cambridge Practice Tests for PET 1. Cambridge University Press,
  • Cambridge preliminary English Test 1 - 5. Cambridge University Press.
  • McCARTHY, Michael a Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use. 1. vyd.: Cambridge. CUP, 2008. ISBN 9780521689397.
Teaching methods
There are four 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 session 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.
Assessment methods
Course completion requirements:
1) Attendance and active participation in the consultations (only 1 absence permitted), all coursework must be completed including any catch-up work for a missed class.
2) Submitting assignments in due time (specified by course instructor)
3) Oral presentation (possibly submitted in a video).

NOTE: Only students who have completed the above tasks and satisfied the above requirements may sit the final exam.

4) FINAL EXAM: Written part: Test (reading, writing, listening, grammar and vocabulary), pass mark 65%.
5) Spoken exam: follows after the successful completion (above 65%) of the written exam consisting of two parts:
- Introduction of yourself and your (future) social work, about 1 minute;
- Student discussion on special education topics (5-6 min. long).
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Jazykový kurz není určen pro začátečníky.
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: Zápis vyžaduje úspěšné absolvování Vstupního testu JVk001 (obvykle v lednu). Výuka probíhá v angličtině a kurz je ukončen písemnou a ústní zkouškou na úrovni B1.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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