Basic Czech 2
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Learning outcomes of the course unit
Basic language course, does not require any previous knowledge of Czech. This course is tailored to International students of various linguistic and cultural backgrounds, studying film and/or Photography at FAMU. The course begins on the level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The outcome of the course is active knowledge of A1 level (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing).
Mode of study
Seminar: individual, pair and team work
Prerequisites and co-requisites
No previous knowledge of Czech is required.
Czech pronunciation; Greetings; Basic phrases and questions; Question words: pronouns, adverbs; Yes/No questions, Wh-questions; Negation
Verbs: The verb to be and 1st– 4th conjugation of verbs in present tense; Modal verbs; Verbs to know; Repeated actions; Verbs of motion; Past tense; Basic imperatives
Nouns: Gender of nouns; Singular and plural of nouns; Cases: Masculine, feminine and neutral nouns, adjectives and pronouns in the Subject position (Nominative); Masculine inanimate, feminine and neutral nouns, adjectives and pronouns in the Direct object position (Accusative); Locative of places
Adjectives: Adjective in a nominal phrase, Agreement; Difference between Adjective and Adverb in Czech
Pronouns: Personal, Declarative, Reflexive, Possessive modifiers; Personal pronoun in direct (Accusative) and indirect (Dative) object position
Adverbs: Adverbs of position and motion, other adverbs
Prepositions: Position and motion; Basic prepositions
Word order, Position of Clitics in Present and Past tenses
Vocabulary: Film-related terminology; Phrases and idioms used on set; Vocabulary for A1 level according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
Topics: School; Film; Photography; Shooting; Counting: Numbers 1 – 1 000 000; Cardinal and Ordinal Numerals; Calendar, Time, Times of the day, Days of the week, Months, Seasons of the year; Weather; Basic orientation in the school and in the city; Shopping; Restaurant; Bank; Renting an apartment; Travelling; Public transport; Parts of the body; Health; Feelings; Likes and dislikes, Rád and its constructions;
Recommended or required reading
I. Starý Kořánová: Film Czech. Praha: NAMU 2016.
I. Kořánová: Česká čítanka. Praha: Akropolis 2012.
O. Štindl: Easy Czech. Praha: Akronym 2008.
Assessment methods and criteria
Class participation, homework – 50%
Vocabulary and grammar quizzes – 10%
Final test – 40%
No schedule has been prepared for this course