Course: Czech for Foreigners 4

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Course title Czech for Foreigners 4
Course code UJP/CPC4
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
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
  • Kocourková Pavla, Mgr.
  • Golovatina Varvara, Mgr. CSc.
  • Vávra Zdeněk, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Benediktová Iva
  • Vokrová Dagmar, Mgr.
  • Sachrová Kateřina, Mgr.
  • Trejbal Václav, Mgr. CSc.
  • Sýkorová Kateřina, Mgr.
  • Vaněk Michal, Mgr.
  • Lisková Zdeňka, PaedDr.
  • Nagyová Andrea
Course content
Content Week 1-2 (8 hours) Communicative areas: The Czech Republic - geography, brief history, politics, administration Week 3-4 (8 hours) Communicative areas: In the city and in the country; Nature - basic plants and animals Week 5-6 (8 hours) Communicative areas: Learning foreign languages Week 7-8 (8 hours) Communicative areas: Media and Internet Week 9-10 (8 hours) Communicative areas: Today's social issues, Ecology, Crime (a written report) Week 11-12 (8 hours) Communicative areas: Services and dealing with complaints

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, Multimedia supported teaching, Students' portfolio, One-to-One tutorial, Skills demonstration, Seminar classes, Individual study, Students' self-study
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 16 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 15 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Students can - understand the main ideas of authentic texts and texts of a specialist style dealing with general topics and of simple structure - find both important and detailed information in texts - understand information in texts of the field of study (both heard and read) - express and justify their opinions - manage even more difficult parts of grammar, distinguish between formal and informal register and decide about suitability of used language means in a specific communicative situation - compensate well their language deficit in a specialist field - write texts of different style and of simple structure
learning outcomes
Students can - use common grammar structures in everyday life situations in an adequate way - understand spoken word on TV and the radio corresponding to vocabulary covered in the courses so far - use with a good degree of certainty vocabulary and phrases enabling them to communicate without problems in common situations - express their opinions and attitudes, belief and uncertainty and provide arguments for these - find and select important information in authentic texts - present (in both writing and speaking) their field of study - take an active part in discussions, evaluate suggestions and react to them in an adequate way - write more complex texts on general topics or simple texts dealing with specialist topic
teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Students' self-study
Individual study
Students' portfolio
One-to-One tutorial
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Oral exam
Skills demonstration during practicum
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • On-line katalogy knihoven.
  • Bischofová, Jana; Hrdlička, Milan; Hasil, Jiří; Kramářová, Jitka. Čeština pro středně a více pokročilé.. Praha: Karolinum, 2011.
  • Filipec, Josef. Slovník spisovné češtiny pro školu a veřejnost.. Praha: Academia, 2012.
  • Nekovářová, Alena. Čeština pro život: 15 moderních konverzačních témat = Czech for life = Tschechisch fürs Leben.. Praha: Akropolis, 2008.
  • Rešková, Ivana; Pintarová Magdalena. Communicative Czech - Intermediate.. Brno, 2009.

Study plans that include the course
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