SP4MP_2AB2 English for Special Educators - D

Faculty of Education
Spring 2015
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Veronika Vávrová (lecturer)
Mgr. Radka Mlýnková (lecturer)
Mgr. Gabriela Hublová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Daniela Dvořáková (assistant)
Mgr. Markéta Oplatková Plocková (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Jiří Vacek, CSc. (assistant)
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
SP4MP_2AB2/T01: Mon 16. 2. to Fri 15. 5. Thu 9:30–11:10 KOM 108, M. Oplatková Plocková, Nepřihlašuje se. Určeno pro studenty se zdravotním postižením.
SP4MP_2AB2/01: Mon 9:20–11:00 učebna 10, G. Hublová
SP4MP_2AB2/02: Thu 8:25–10:05 učebna 59, G. Hublová
SP4MP_1AB2 English - C
A pass in SP4MP_1AB2 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. At the end of the course, students can succesfully participate in a spoken interaction dealing with issues relating to special needs education, use selected SNE terminology with natural and sophisticated control, and show a good command of selected grammar structures. They can understand both written and spoken academic texts at level B2, and can write a Master's thesis abstract plus literature review as well as discuss SNE issues in writing.
  • 1) Career and job opportunities for special educators. 2) Specific learning difficulties. 3) Autistic spectrum disorders. 4) Behavioural disorders I (ADHD). 5) Behavioural disorders II (ODD and CD). 6) Mental health. 7) Current cure methods. 8) Academic writing - thesis abstract + foreign information sources on SNE. 9) Practical skills: CV + cover letter (self-study); Job interview Grammar: Conditionals; Articles; Countable and uncountable nouns; some, any, no…; Reported speech; Sentence transformations III; 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. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xx, 220. ISBN 0521476585. info
  • GILL, Nora, Jiří VACEK, Ruth COUFALOVÁ, Olga INGROVÁ and Jana KOLLÁROVÁ. Communicative ESP Practice for Pre-Service Teachers. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2003. 109 pp. English Texts. ISBN 80-244-0652-7. info
  • PRODROMOU, Luke. Grammar and vocabulary for first certificate : with key. Essex: Longman, 1999. 319 s. ISBN 9780582400184. info
  • HASHEMI, Louise and Barbara THOMAS. Grammar for first certificate with answers : self-study grammar reference and practice. Second edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. xii, 259. ISBN 9780521690874. info
  • WILSON, Ken. First certificate network. Oxford: Heinemann, 1991. 122 s. ISBN 0-435-28574-2. info
  • GRUBER, Diann and Viviane DUNN. Listening : intermediate. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. viii, 64. ISBN 0194534189. 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
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 classes can be missed), completed in-term tasks/home preparation for classes, active participation in classes; 2) Submitted writing assignments: Master's thesis abstract + literature review of Master's thesis sources in English (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 % (45 points) B) Oral – A) monologue + B) spoken interaction between two students. Total: 30 marks; PASS MARK = 65 % (20 marks) 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
The course is taught annually.
General note: Počet míst v kurzu je limitován kapacitou pracoviště.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Level B2 Course. Počet míst v kurzu je limitován kapacitou pracoviště.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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