JVp018 English for Special Educators - D

Faculty of Education
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Anna Bízková Doleželová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radim Herout (assistant)
Mgr. Dita Trčková, Ph.D. (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
JVp018/01: Thu 12:00–13:50 učebna 58, A. Bízková Doleželová
JVp018/02: Thu 8:00–9:50 učebna 67, A. Bízková Doleželová
JVp018/03: Thu 10:00–11:50 učebna 58, A. Bízková Doleželová
JVp017 Eng. for Special Educators - C
A pass in JVp017 English for Special Educators - C.
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 course mission is to develop students' receptive (reading, listening) and productive (speaking, writing) language skills and to enhance their grammar and vocabulary knowledge at level B2 by means of academic topics relating to the sphere of special needs education. In terms of academic skills, special emphasis is put on producing a coherent Master's thesis abstract and understadning the process of composing a concise literature review.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the student will be able to: understand spoken texts dealing with SNE issues at B2 level of the CEFR; understand written texts dealing with SNE issues at B2 level of the CEFR; produce a Master's thesis abstract; understand the principles of constructing an effective literature review; successfully participate in a spoken interaction dealing with SNE issues at B2 level of the CEFR; use selected specialist terminology with natural and sophisticated control; show a good command of selected grammar structures at B2 level of the CEFR.
  • Subject-specific topics: 1) Intellectual disability. Teaching students general learning disability. 2) Specific learning difficulties. Teaching students with SLDs. 3) Autism spectrum disorders. 4) Behavioural disorders (ADD, ADHD, ODD and CD). 5) Psychic disorders in children and teenagers. 6) Current cure approaches and therapies in special needs education. Academic skills: Academic speaking - expressing professional opinion, agreement and disagreement; asking for clarification, more information, etc. Academic writing - writing a thesis abstract and a literature review. General vocabulary and grammar: conditionals; articles; countable and uncountable nouns; some, any, no…; reported speech; selected B2 structures; prepositional phrases; transitional expressions; phrasal verbs.
    required literature
  • In-class materials designed for teaching ESP.
    recommended literature
  • SEAL, Bernard. Academic encounters : reading, study skills, and writing : content focus, human behavior. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, xii, 88. ISBN 9780521476607. info
  • MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008, 176 stran. ISBN 9780521689397. info
  • CRAVEN, Miles. Listening extra : a resource book of multi-level skills activities. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004, 136 s. ISBN 0521754623. info
  • 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
  • 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
Teaching methods
Weekly ninety-minute seminars designed for teaching English for specific and academic purposes (activities developing language skills and grammar/vocabulary knowledge at level B2: listening and reading tasks, grammar and vocabulary practice, pair/group/class discussions and other kinds of speaking activities, collaborative writing, providing peer-feedback, etc.).
Assessment methods
Credit requirements: 1) Attendance (only two absences are acceptable), completed in-term tasks/home preparation for classes, active participation in classes; 2) Submitted writing assignments: Master's thesis abstract + literature review (must be submitted prior to the oral part of the exam); 3) Exam: 2 parts: A) written (parts: listening, reading comprehension, use of English, writing, SNE terminology); level B2. Total: 70 marks; PASS MARK = 65 % B) Oral – A) monologue + B) spoken interaction between two students. Total: 30 marks; PASS MARK = 65 % In order to be allowed to sit the final exam, students must complete all in-term assignments and meet all deadlines. The oral part of the exam can be taken only by students who have passed the written part. Ústní část zkoušky mohou absolvovat výhradně ti studenti, kteří splní její písemnou část.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Kurz je ukončen písemnou a ústní zkouškou na úrovni B2 SERRJ.
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Počet míst v kurzu je limitován kapacitou pracoviště.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024, Spring 2025.
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