Course: Czech as a Foreign Language 1

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Course title Czech as a Foreign Language 1
Course code KČJ/CJ1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Macháčková Dita, Mgr.
  • Hrdlička Milan, Doc. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
1. The subject of Czech as a foreign language and Czech language for foreigners. 2. Basic conditions and methods of understanding a language code. 3. Basic language skills and teaching Czech language for foreigners. 4. History of teaching foreign languages - from the early 19th century. 5. Methodology of teaching foreign languages in the 20th century. 6. Communicative methods and the ability to communicate. 7. Stratification in Czech language and teaching Czech for foreigners. 8. Typology of Czech language and its lingual-didactic consequences. 9. Socio-cultural dimension and teaching Czech language for foreigners. 10. European language policy (SERR, characteristics of particular levels of Czech as a language for foreigners). 11. Tests and continuous assessment.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Instruction based on dialogue, Students' portfolio, Skills demonstration, Individual study, Lecture, Seminar
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 10 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Practical training (number of hours) - 24 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Students are assumed to have mastered at least one foreign language. The associated Czech studies are recommended.
learning outcomes
Students are able to apply the basic knowledge to the process of teaching (teaching basic language skills).They are oriented towards a communicative approach to teaching Czech for foreigners and are aware of all the available teaching materials and their focus and quality as well as SERR including the characteristics of levels of Czech as a foreign language (A1-A2-B1-B2).
teaching methods
Lecture
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar
Skills demonstration
Individual study
Students' portfolio
Instruction based on dialogue
assessment methods
Oral exam
Combined exam
Test
Skills demonstration during seminar
Report
Recommended literature
  • Hendrich, Josef. Didaktika cizích jazyků : Celost. vysokošk. učebnice pro stud. filozof. a pedagog. fakult. 1. vyd. Praha : SPN, 1988.
  • Hrdlička, Milan. Cizí jazyk čeština. Praha : ISV, 2002. ISBN 80-85866-98-6.
  • Hrdlička, Milan. Gramatika a výuka češtiny pro cizince. Praha, 2009.
  • Hrdlička, Milan. Kapitoly o češtině jako cizím jazyku. Plzeň, 2010.
  • Choděra, Radomír. Didaktika vyučování cizích jazyků. Praha, 2006.
  • Šebesta, Karel. Od jazyka ke komunikaci : didaktika českého jazyka a komunikační výchova. Vyd. 1. Praha : Karolinum, 1999. ISBN 80-7184-711-9.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer