Course: Czech for Foreigners 1

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Course title Czech for Foreigners 1
Course code UJP/CPC1
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Zelenková Věra, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Zelenková Věra, Mgr.
  • Kocourková Pavla, Mgr.
  • Heinlová Svatava, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Vávra Zdeněk, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Benediktová Iva
  • Vokrová Dagmar, Mgr.
  • Sachrová Kateřina, Mgr.
  • Trejbal Václav, Mgr. CSc.
  • Sýkorová Kateřina, Mgr.
  • Rychtera Roman, Ing.
  • Vaněk Michal, Mgr.
Course content
Week 1-2 (8 hours.) Introduction to the course, familiarization with the curriculum and requirements for completion of the course Communicative areas: Course organization and the requirements for the completion of a course, searching necessary information Grammar, vocabulary: conditional (formation and use), conditional clauses, ABY-clauses, formal x informal communication, Week 3-4 (8 hours) Communicative areas: University of West Bohemia, its structure and authorities Grammar, vocabulary: expressing time, ordinal numerals, formation and use of the indicative of verbs (incl. modal verbs), abbreviations, acronyms Week 5-6 (8 hours) Communicative areas: University studies, orientation at the university, academic year, study regulations, study department, examples of study-related situations Grammar, vocabulary: expressing places, imperative, telling the way, academic etiquette Week 7-8 (8 hours) Communicative areas: Administrative functional style (basic characteristics), study-related correspondence - formal letter, request, apology Grammar, vocabulary: linguistic means of administrative style, passive voice, forms and questionnaires, formal letter, adjectives and adverbs (formation and use) Week 9-10 (8 hours) Communicative areas: Professional functional style (basic characteristics), study texts Grammar, vocabulary: linguistic means of the professional functional style, professional terminology (and slang), vocabulary (hierarchization of so-called 2nd position, basics of the functional sentence perspective) Week 11-12 (8 hours) Course revision and practicing for final tests and exams, final tests and pre-term exams

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, Discussion, Multimedia supported teaching, Students' portfolio, Skills demonstration, Individual study, Students' self-study
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 54 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 15 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Students can: - take part in a dialogue about everyday life topics - find the main and most important ideas in authentic texts - understand the basic information in texts of their field of study (both heard and read) and express their views on such information - write texts of simple structure on general topics
learning outcomes
Students can: - adequately use common grammar structures in everyday life situations - start a small talk in an adequate way - use with a good degree of certainty vocabulary and phrases enabling them to communicate without problems in situations which require a direct exchange of information - use basic terminology of their field of study - express their opinions and attitudes, belief and uncertainty - write short texts of simple structure used in everyday life (a message, e-mail, response to an advertisement, a request etc.) - find and select important information in authentic texts which deal with general topics and do not have a complicated structure
teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Students' self-study
Individual study
Students' portfolio
assessment methods
Oral exam
Skills demonstration during practicum
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Confortiová, Helena; Cvejnová, Jitka; Čadská, Milada. Učebnice češtiny pro výuku v zahraničí. [I. díl].. Praha: Karolinum, 2003.
  • Filipec, Josef. Slovník spisovné češtiny pro školu a veřejnost.. Praha: Academia, 2012.
  • Holá, Lída; Bořilová, Pavla. Česky krok za krokem 2 = Czech step by step 2 = Tschechisch Schritt für Schritt 2 = Češskij šag za šagom 2. 1. vyd. Praha : Akropolis, 2009. ISBN 978-80-86903-92-7.
  • Holá, Lída; Bořilová, Pavla. Česky krok za krokem 2.. Praha: Akropolis, 2009.
  • Rešková, Ivana; Pintarová Magdalena. Communicative Czech - Intermediate.. Brno, 2009.

Study plans that include the course
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