SC4BK_CJAJ English for Social Educators

Faculty of Education
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/1.3. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Belinda Rachael Allan, M.Ed. (seminar tutor)
Christopher Williams, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Daniela Dvořáková (assistant)
Mgr. Radim Herout (assistant)
Mgr. Gabriela Hublová, 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
SC4BK_CJAJ/OS01: Fri 28. 2. 9:00–12:50 učebna 5, Fri 20. 3. 9:00–12:50 učebna 5, Fri 24. 4. 14:00–16:50 učebna 5, B. Allan, Ch. Williams
CJV_AJA2k Entrance Test A2 || CJV_AJA2 Entrance Test A2
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
1 Students will acquire the specific vocabulary presented within four social education topic-based units while employing all four language skills.
2 Within the language skill of speaking, students will acquire the basics of oral presentation.
3 Within the language skill of writing, students will be able to produce a simple argumentative essay.
4 Students will acquire grammar competence specified in the below-mentioned grammar chapters at the B1 CEFR level.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the student will be able to:
  • understand spoken social education texts at B1 level of the CEFR;
  • understand written social education texts at B1 level of the CEFR;
  • successfully participate in a spoken interaction dealing with relevant social education issues at B1 level of the CEFR;
  • give an oral presentation 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
    • SC4BK_CJAJ English for Social Educators
    • Multidisciplinary focus of social pedagogy is reflected in topic-based orientation of the individual courses taught at the Faculty of Education. In the Bachelor study programme for distance learners, the course is geared towards selected social and legal issues.
    • Topic 1 SOCIAL EDUCATION (basic aspects of primary, secondary and tertiary education, literacies - language, maths, digital, etc., education and society - school age, education's importance to a nation).
    • Topic 2 FAMILY, ADOPTION, FOSTER CARE (adoption, foster care, guardianship, single parents, single families, divorce, abortion).
    • Topic 3 PEOPLE AND SOCIETY (social roles and social exclusion, juvenile delinquency, crime and punishment)
    • Topic 4 LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUE OF SOCIAL WORK, COMMUNICATION IN SOCIAL WORK (the code of conduct in social work, client communication).
    • Grammar(self-study):
    • Present and past tenses ― simple and continuous forms
    • Present perfect tense ― simple
    • Expressing future
    • Word order
    • Making of questions
    • Gradation of adjectives
    • Gradation of adverbs
    • Modal verbs
    • Conditionals 0, 1 and 2
    • Passive voice
    • Countable and uncountable nouns
    • Relative pronouns and relative clauses
    • Phrasal verbs
    • Verbs + (bare) infinitives, verbs + ing forms
    • Prepositions, prepositional phrases
    • Modifying expressions.
      required literature
      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, 2004. x, 379. ISBN 0521532892. info
    • Hashemi, Louise. Cambridge Practice Tests for PET 1. Cambridge University Press,
      not specified
    • GOUGH, Chris. English vocabulary organiser :100 topics for self-study. Hove: LTP language, 2001. 224 s. ISBN 1-899396-36-5. 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
    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 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.
    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) Having participation points being 85% or higher (gained from completing online and in-class activities). Extra points are available through catch-up activities for any missed classes.
    3) Submitting home assignments in due time (specified by course instructor)
    4) Oral presentation submitted in video.

    NOTE: Only students who have completed the above tasks and satisfied the above requirements may sit the final exam.
    5) FINAL EXAM: Written part: Test (reading, writing, listening, grammar and vocabulary), pass mark 65%.
    6) Spoken exam: follows after the successful completion of the written exam consisting of two parts:
    a)introduction of yourself and your (future) social work, about 1 minute;
    b) Student discussion on social education topics (5-6 min. long).
    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: Předmět bude zapsán po udělení zápočtu za Vstupní test CJV_AJA2k, který si student zapíše v podzimním semestru, test na úrovni A2 složí v lednu, a poté absolvuje předmět SC4BK_CJAJ v jarním semestru. Počet míst v kurzu je limitován kapacitou pracoviště.
    Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 15 hod.
    Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět si zapíší pouze studenti, kteří úspěšně absolvovali Vstupní test na úrovni A2 (ERR). Počet míst v kurzu je limitován kapacitou pracoviště.
    Teacher's information
    Google classroom (a MUNI online classroom system) is used to complete online activities. Students need to sign up for a MUNI Google account from the IS.

    Online activities of reading, writing, listening along with quizzes and games are the preparation work for the classroom sessions.

    Participation points are assigned from completing online activities, catch-up activities (for missed attendance) and classroom activities. Students need above 85% participation to be able to attend the exams.

    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 Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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