JVp018 English for Special Educators - D

Faculty of Education
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Anna Bízková Doleželová (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
Timetable of Seminar Groups
JVp018/01: Tue 13:00–14:50 učebna 59, A. Bízková Doleželová
JVp018/02: Wed 12:00–13:50 učebna 63, A. Bízková Doleželová
JVp018/03: Tue 11:00–12:50 učebna 51, A. Bízková Doleželová
JVp018/04: Wed 10:00–11:50 učebna 53, 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
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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 (open glossary). It also offers tasks that will enable students to develop their academic skills, for example researching sources, arguing a point, synthesizing information, giving feedback, mediating information, and problem-solving. Also, the course materials provide a wide range of activities that are aimed at helping students to acquire specialist vocabulary.
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 an argumentative synthesis; provide peer review; present a persuasive talk and write a report. They will also be able to use specialist terminology related to selected topics.
  • Subject-specific topics: 1) Specific learning difficulties 2) Autism spectrum disorders 3) ADHD 4) Down syndrome Academic skills: - researching sources, - arguing a point, - synthesising information, - giving feedback, - mediating information and - problem-solving Grammar (self-study): - conditionals; articles; countable and uncountable nouns; some, any, no…; reported speech; selected B2 structures; prepositional phrases; transitional expressions; phrasal verbs.
    required literature
  • Course materials in the IS MUNI
    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 to develop and practise both language competencies (productive, receptive & interactive) and soft skills (researching, synthesising, explaining, presenting, problem-solving and collaborating).
Assessment methods
Credit requirements: 1) Attendance (only two undocumented absences are allowed), completing in-term tasks/home preparation for classes, active participation in classes; 2) Submitting writing assignments: an argumentative synthesis & a report; 3) Giving a talk about the synthesis 4) Giving peer feedback on the synthesis, talk, and report; 5) Contributing to an open glossary 6) Oral exam: presenting the tasks the student has worked on throughout the semester and reflecting on the process of accomplishing them.
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 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2024, Spring 2025.
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