Basic Czech 3

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
702BC3 exam 2 2 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 32 to 42 hours of self-study English, Czech winter and summer

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Czech pronunciation; Developing of Czech prosody: intonation, tone, stress, and rhythm.

Verbs: Future tense of být and imperfectives; Future tense of jít and jet; Perfectives and expressing of tense; Prefixes při-, od- with the verbs jít, jet; Further verbal prefixes; Determinate – Indeterminate verbs; Verbal aspect: Perfective – Imperfective pairs; Signal words for the usage of verbal aspect; Reflexive verbs and the function of “se” word; Conditional mood (Kdyby, Aby); Imperative mood; Passive participles

Nouns, Adjectives, Pronouns: The concept of cases: Developing of the knowledge of Accusative, Genitive, Locative and Instrumental singular, Dative singular; Genitive and Accusative plural.

Prepositions, Adverbs: Further developing of the knowledge of Prepositions and cases; Adverbs of time in connection with Verbal aspect

Word order; Position of clitics in Conditional mood; Argument structure

Vocabulary: Development of film-related terminology and phrases and idioms used set; Vocabulary for A2 level according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;

Topics: People, their appearance and characterization; Creative activities; Famous Czech filmmakers, Famous people in Czech culture; Czech theatre and music; Prague culture institutions; Our plans, dreams, visions; Lifestyle; Environment; Motion and travelling; Czech mythology; Customs, superstition; Czech folk tales; Czech poetry

Learning outcomes

This course is tailored to International students of various linguistic and cultural backgrounds, studying film and/or Photography at FAMU. The course develops the knowledge of Czech pronunciation and speaking, reading, listening and writing in Czech, that was gained during the first academic year of studying Czech. The course begins on the level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The outcome of the course is active knowledge of A2 level (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing) and passive knowledge of B1 level.

Prerequisites and other requirements

Successful completion of the level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


I. Starý Kořánová: Film Czech. Praha: NAMU 2016.

I. Kořánová: Česká čítanka. Praha: Akropolis 2012.

I. Kořánová, N. Bermel: Interactive Czech. Interactive course created in Moodle for A2-B1 levels. Available at:

I. Kořánová, N. Bermel: Interaktivní čeština. Pracovní sešit. Praha: Karolinum 2012.

Evaluation methods and criteria


Class participation, homework – 50%

Vocabulary and grammar quizzes – 10%

Final test – 40%

Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:

room 133
Room No. 133

(Lažanský palác)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 17:20–18:55 Ilona STARÝ KOŘÁNOVÁ Room No. 133
Lažanský palác

Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans