JVp017 English for Special Educators - C

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Gabriela Hublová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Radka Mlýnková (lecturer)
Mgr. Daniela Dvořáková (assistant)
Mgr. Jana Kollárová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Hana Mihai (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Markéta Oplatková Plocková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Eva Tomaštíková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Gabriela Hublová, Ph.D.
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 - Language Centre
Timetable of Seminar Groups
JVp017/01: Tue 9:20–11:00 učebna 4, G. Hublová
JVp017/02: Tue 13:00–14:40 učebna 58, G. Hublová
JVp017/03: Tue 13:55–15:35 učebna 70, R. Mlýnková
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
there are 11 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
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/issues related to the sphere of special needs education. After completing the course, students can use selected SNE terminology with natural and sophisticated control, show a good command of selected grammar structures, understand both written and spoken academic texts at level B1+/B2, can produce a formal written argument, and can give an oral presentation on a particular SNE issue.
  • Course introduction. Subject-specific topics: Introduction to SNE terminology. Visual impairment. Hearing Impairment. Integration/Inclusion of students with sensory impairment in mainstream schools. Speech disorders and speech therapy. Physical impairment. Academic skills: Academic writing - argument essay. Academic speaking - oral presentation. Grammar and vocabulary: Present simple X continuous; past simple X continuous; future in English; introduction to word formation, abstract vocabulary; present perfect tenses; sentence transformations I; passive forms; sentence transformations II; modals.
    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 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, preparing and giving presentations, providing peer-feedback, etc.).
Assessment methods
Course requirements and continuous assessment components' weights: 1) Attendance (only two classes can be missed); 2) Active participation in classes + completed assigned in-term tasks; 4) Completed in-term writing assignments (10 marks); 5) Oral presentation (10 marks); 6) Credit test (20 marks); Total: 40 marks; PASS MARK = 26 marks (65%). In order to be credited, students must respect and meet all course requirements. For information on course recognition see http://www.ped.muni.cz/katedry-a-instituty/cjv/uznavani-predmetu/
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
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.
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 2018, Autumn 2019.
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