Czech for Foreigners-Upper-Intermediate 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
702SCB22 ZK 2 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to communicate in more complex situations.

Ability to lead a discussion on abstract topics.

Study vocabulary.

Mode of study

Text reading and anlysis, listenings, presentation and practice of grammar structures and vocabulary, moderated dicussions, independent presentation.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The requirement for registration is a knowledge of the language corresponding to the lower level course. Students have achieved B2 level in the Czech language - understands, interacts, uses more or less correct grammar (can decline, conjugate tenses), is able to understand Czech writings.

Course contents

The grammar and conversation topics below are only for reference and may change according to the group and current topics. The main materials are the coursebooks Čeština pro středně a více pokročilé, Čeština pro život. These coursebooks are supplemented with other materials. Particular emphasis is placed on topics connected to culture and Czech life.

Topics: Everyday conversational phrases

Family and interpersonal relationships

Residence

Travel

Employment

Biography

Holidays and traditions

Health and Lifestyle

Ecology

Communications - mass-media, letters, email

Life values

Topices and terminology from student studies

Grammar: practice of complex declinations and tenses

perfective and imperfective verbs

verb prefixes

verbs of motion

reflexive verbs

imperative

numbers

time phrases

more complex prepositions and conjunctions

adjectives and adverbs - creation and grading

Standard vs. non-standard Czech, slang, phrasemes

Recommended or required reading

ADAMOVIČOVÁ, Ana. Nebojte se češtiny: konverzace pro středně pokročilé. Praha: Karolinum, 2005. ISBN 978-80-246-1059-7

DAVIES, Bruce, HEJDUKOVÁ, Jana. 401 Czech Verbs, Prague: Bruce Davies, 2006. ISBN 80-239-7260-X

HOLÁ, Lída. Česky krok za krokem 2. Praha, Akropolis, 2009. ISBN 978-80-86903-92-7

KESTŘÁNKOVÁ, Marie. ŠNAIDAUFOVÁ, Gabriela, KOPICOVÁ, Kateřina. Čeština pro cizince -úroveň B1. Brno: Computer Press, 2010. ISBN 978-80-251-3007-0

NEKOVÁŘOVÁ, Alena. Čeština pro život (1-2): 15 moderních konverzačních témat. Praha: Akropolis, 2008. ISBN 80-86903-23-0

BISCHOFOVÁ, HASIL, HRDLIČKOVÁ. Čeština pro středně a více pokročilé. Praha: Karolinum, 2012. ISBN: 978-80-246-1793-0

Selections from the aforementioned material. Precise information will be given by the instructor. Self-study books are appropriate for self-study of grammar primarily. Materials from the internet, newspapers and magazines.

Assessment methods and criteria

class participation

completion of assignments

completion of the final exam

presentation

The exam has both written and oral parts. The written test (60min.) contains reading comprehension, listening, grammar and vocabulary sections. The oral section is comprised of a translation, analysis or possibly reproduction of a study text of approx. 10 pps, which the student prepares prior to the exam after consultation with the instructor. A conversation on study project themes follows.

Note

If the student is not able to attend instruction because of extenuating circumstances (internship, competitions, serious health issues), the student is required to contact the course instructor, obtain materials and arrange consultation hours. Otherwise, the student will not be awarded credit nor permitted to sit the exam.

Only exams taken at CJP in the last three years will be recognized. Exams taken at other institutions of higher education and other certificates do no release students from exam obligations.

Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans