SP4MP_2AB2 English for Special Educators - D

Faculty of Education
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Gabriela Hublová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Eva Tomaštíková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Daniela Dvořáková (assistant)
Mgr. Jana Kollárová (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: Wed 22. 2. to Mon 22. 5. Wed 11:30–13:05 KOM 109, E. Tomaštíková, Nepřihlašuje se. Určeno pro studenty se zdravotním postižením.
SP4MP_2AB2/T02: Wed 22. 2. to Mon 22. 5. Wed 9:00–10:35 KOM 106, J. Kollárová, Nepřihlašuje se. Určeno pro studenty se zdravotním postižením.
SP4MP_2AB2/01: Wed 12:05–13:45 učebna 59, G. Hublová
SP4MP_2AB2/02: Tue 9:20–11:00 učebna 10, G. Hublová
SP4MP_1AB2 Eng. for Special Educators - 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
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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 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.
  • SNE topics/issues: Intellectual disabilities. Specific learning difficulties. Autism spectrum disorders. Behavioural disorders (ADHD, ODD and CD). Mental health. Current cure methods. Career opportunities for special teachers/special educators. Academic skills: Academic writing - writing a thesis abstract + literature review; writing a CV + cover letter. Grammar/general vocabulary development: 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
  • MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 176 stran. ISBN 9780521689397. info
  • 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
  • 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 % B) Oral – A) monologue + B) spoken interaction between two students. Total: 30 marks; PASS MARK = 65 % 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: Výuka probíhá v angličtině. Kurz je ukončen písemnou a ústní zkouškou na úrovni B2.
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 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2017, recent)
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