JVp017 English for Special Educators - C

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Gabriela Hublová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Belinda Rachael Allan, M.Ed. (seminar tutor)
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)
Mgr. Radka Mlýnková (lecturer)
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
JVp017/01: Mon 8:00–9:50 učebna 59, G. Hublová
JVp017/02: Mon 12:00–13:50 učebna 59, G. Hublová
JVp017/03: Mon 16:00–17:50 učebna 63, B. Allan
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
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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.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, the student will be able to: understand spoken LSP texts at B1+ level of the CEFR; understand written LSP texts at B1+ level of the CEFR; produce a short argumentative essay on a topic related to SNE; successfully participate in a spoken interaction dealing with SNE issues at B1+ level of the CEFR; give an oral presentation on a SNE issue; use selected specialist terminology with natural and sophisticated control; show a good command of selected grammar structures at B1+ to B2 level of the CEFR.
  • Course introduction. Subject-specific topics: 1) Key SNE terminology. Inoffensiveness in SNE. 2) Visual impairment. 3) Hearing Impairment. 4) Educating students with sensory impairments.Special schooling and inclusion. 5) Speech disorders. Language disorders. Speech and language therapy. 6) Physical impairment. Occupational therapy. Physiotherapy. Academic skills: Academic writing - argument essay. Academic speaking - oral presentation. Giving peer feedback. General vocabulary and grammar: Present simple X continuous; past simple X continuous; referring to future in English; word formation, abstract vocabulary; present perfect tenses; passive forms; selected B2 structures; 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 one class 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 2017, Autumn 2019.
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