Basic Czech 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
702BC1 ZK 2 4 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 14 to 24 hours of self-study English winter

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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.

Course contents

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 exam: Oral and written part – 40%

Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

room 133
Room No. 133

(Lažanský palác)
room 233
Room No. 4

(Lažanský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Tue 16:30–18:05 Ilona STARÝ KOŘÁNOVÁ Room No. 133
Lažanský palác
Wed 15:40–17:15 Ilona STARÝ KOŘÁNOVÁ Room No. 4
Lažanský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

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