Course: Sociokcultural competence I

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Course title Sociokcultural competence I
Course code KPR/4756
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šindelářová Jaromíra, doc. PaedDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Intercultural communication as a means of communication. 2nd Intercultural communication as a new phenomenon. 3rd Intercultural Communication as a scientific discipline. 4. Historical sources of knowledge about intercultural communication. 5th Migration policy and integration of foreigners in the Czech environment. 6th socio-cultural aspects in the education of foreigners in Czech schools. Socio-cultural and socio-cultural competence minimum. 7th Sociocultural environment and socio-cultural competence. Socio-cultural competence according to the CEFR. 8th Socio-cultural environment and socio-cultural competence. Russia. Ukraine. 9th Socio-cultural environment and socio-cultural competence. Armenia. Arab countries. 10. Socio-cultural environment and socio-cultural competence. Japan. Korea. 11th Socio-cultural environment and socio-cultural competence. Vietnam. 12th Socio-cultural environment and socio-cultural competence. Belgium. Greece. 13th Socio-cultural environment and socio-cultural competence. Italy. England. 14. Presentation of states and cities presentation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Discipline is intended for students who want to deepen their educational and socio-cultural competence for teaching foreign students in the multicultural classroom primary school. The course builds on the discipline of contemporary Czech language, pedagogy and psychology, with which the students met during their studies. The aim of the course is to equip students sociocultural competence, especially knowledge about the culture of the country from which pupils foreigners come, their traditions, customs and differences of Czech culture. Students will learn the discipline called Sociocultural minimum, which is a prerequisite for a teacher to successful integration and education of foreign pupils in primary education.
In the area of student knowledge can describe and ordain fundamental differences and differences between domestic (Czech) culture and other cultures (including their traditions and customs) of those countries from which most pupils foreigners in the Czech primary schools come. He can explain and describe the process of intercultural communication, explain the principles of migration policy, the issue of migration in the Czech Republic, justify and analyze current intercultural differences in the Czech society and the Czech educational system. The skills acquired its listener can sociocultural knowledge applied to teaching practice, are able to assess and analyze the typical characteristics of different socio-cultural environment in different nations and cultures, predict behaviors of their members, to select appropriate means for successful intercultural communication in Czech society and the school environment, which is determined by the specificities of languages, cultures, mentalities and value systems communicating partners.
The subject requires no specific prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
Credit requirements: active participation in joint consultations, developing power-point presentation (on socio-cultural differences in another country) and its presentation to the joint consultation, portfolio preparation for the final examination. 1. Drawing power-point presentation on socio-cultural differences in another country (in the confrontation with the Czech environment). 2. Preparation of the portfolio at the SFE. The condition for the successful completion of the course is active participation in joint consultation (100% attendance). Written communication with the teacher takes place via e-mail ( On the basis of a positive evaluation after meeting the above criteria will be awarded to the student credit (control study). Written processing of selected tasks identified in the study support that is available to
Recommended literature
  • Jazyk - človek - kultúra.
  • Breton, R. Atlas jazyků světa: soužití v křehké rovnováze. Praha: Albatros, 2007.
  • DEVITO, J. A. Základy mezilidské komunikace. Praha: Grada, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-2018-0.
  • ŠINDELÁŘOVÁ, J. Čeština jako cizí jazyk v evropském kontextu.. Ústí nad Labem: AUP UJEP, 2008.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching in Primary Schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 4 Recommended year of study:4, Recommended semester: Winter