Course: Basic Czech 1

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Course title Basic Czech 1
Course code UJP/CZK1
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Nagyová Andrea
  • Sachrová Kateřina, Mgr.
  • Kocourková Pavla, Mgr.
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to teach students (non-native speakers) how to communicate in everyday life situations in the Czech language and to equip them with language competence to match CEF level A1.1.
Students are able to - start a conversation in an appropriate way - communicate with a helpfully communicative partner in common situations which require a direct exchange of information - use a very limited range of language means necessary for everyday communication - write short texts of a simple structure used in everyday life (e-mail, short message etc.) - find important information in short texts (dealing with general topics) which do not have a complicated structure
Prerequisites
No pre-requisites are required.

Course content
Week 1-2 (8 hours) Basic conversation (What is your name? Where are you from? ) Week 3-4 (8 hours) Things and people around us Week 5-6 (8 hours) Numerals 1-100 Week 7-8 (8 hours) Food, numbers Week 9-10 (8 hours.) Free time (I like swimming, reading) Week 11-12 (8 hours) What are things around us like. Accusative. In a restaurant. How to order a meal in a restaurant. Week 13 (4 hours) A free topic.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, Multimedia supported teaching, One-to-One tutorial, Skills demonstration, Individual study, Students' self-study
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 25 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
Assessment methods and criteria
Test, Oral exam, Skills demonstration during practicum

Credit requirements: Students have to pass two tests (70%), complete all given assignments, including tasks for self-study, and submit them within the deadline given by the teacher. Attendance is compulsory, max. 4 absences are tolerated. Examination: An oral examination is in a form of a dialogue between students or between a student and the teacher.
Recommended literature
  • On-line katalogy knihoven.
  • Froulíková, Lenka. Adam a Eva v Českém ráji - učebnice češtiny pro cizince-začátečníky.. Praha: Academia, 2008.
  • Holá, Lída; Bořilová, Pavla. Čeština expres 1 (A1/1).. Praha: Akropolis, 2012.
  • Holá, Lída. New Czech Step By Step.. Praha: Akropolis, 2008.
  • Rešková, Ivana; Pintarová, Magdalena. Communicative Czech (Elementary Czech).. Brno, 2009.


Study plans that include the course
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