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Czech language summer conversation course 2017 - outline

For Beginners 1b, 1c & Lower Intermediate 1c
The focus of this course is to improve students’ ability to express themselves in everyday situations. The emphasis is on development of students’ conversational skills. Class activities include dialogues, role-plays and games.


Czech language course outline autumn 2017


CZECH BEGINNERS
Course book: Lida Hola - New Czech Step by Step

Czech Beginners Ia
Level: Complete beginners; no previous knowledge required
Chapters: 1 –3
Topics: Introduction to the language: Who am I? Introduction, my family, shopping, daily routine.
Grammar: Pronunciation: Czech sounds and the Czech alphabet; genders – nouns, adjectives; to be; possessive pronouns; present  tense; time; numbers.
Now you know: how to count and spell; exchange greetings; talk about yourself and your family; buy food over the counter; tell the time and describe daily routine.

Czech Beginners Ic

Level: Students should have completed the previous courses Beginners Ia and Ib or have an equivalent knowledge (to be able to speak about themselves and their families in present and in past and get by in everyday situations in shops and restaurants using  simple grammatical constructions.)
Chapters: 7 - 9
Topics: advertisements, hobbies, parts of the body, at the doctor’s
Grammar: indefinite and negative pronouns and adverbs; future tense; accusative and nominative plural; verb ‘to know’, multiple negative.
Now you know: how to talk about your hobbies; write advertisements; describe people; plan your future, talk about your health.


LOWER INTERMEDIATE I
Course book: Lida Hola - New Czech Step by Step
Level: Students should have completed the previous courses Beginners Ia,Ib, Ic or have an equivalent knowledge

Lower Intermediate Ia
Chapters:
10 - 12
Topics: Travelling, making travel plans; cooking; house works.
Grammar: genitive singular, prepositions, practice from – to with time, future tense, perfective and imperfective verbs.
Now you know: how to make travel plans, how to say that something belongs to someone, how to plan your pre-Christmas cleaning

Lower Intermediate Id
Chapters:
19 - 20
Topics: Relationships; giving orders; revision
Grammar: instrumental singular, the imperative, addressing people in vocative case
Now you know: how to use instruments in the instrumental case, how to speak about dating and other relationships, how to tell people what to do, how to address people.


CZECH UPPER INTERMEDIATE I - IV

Course book: Lida Hola, Pavla Borilova Česky krok za krokem 2 / Czech Step by Step 2

Czech Upper Intermediate I, II
Level:
A2 towards B1
Students should have completed the course book Czech Step by Step 1 or have an equivalent knowledge. For more detailed information and assessment please contact the Czech Centre.
When deciding on the level to apply for, use the self-evaluation help table based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
See http://www.linguanet-europa.org/pdfs/self-assessment-grid-en.pdf

Czech Upper Intermediate I
Chapters:
2-3
Topics: At the restaurant; Places to live; Looking for a flat,
Grammar: accusative plural, pronouns in plural, locative singular and plural

Czech Upper Intermediate II
Chapter:
11
Topics: Health and lifestyle; at the doctor‘s
Grammar: the imperative, using constructions such as bolí mě, líbí se mi


CZECH UPPER INTERMEDIATE III
Chapter:
14
Topics: The age of information; TV programmes, news, advertising; Computer and internet
Grammar: locative plural, nouns in plural


ADVANCED I and II
Czech for Life 2, Czech for Foreigners 2 B2. Additional course material to be brought in by the teacher.
Level: B2, C1
For students who have completed all previous courses or have equivalent knowledge and conversational skills. The focus of this course is to improve on existing knowledge and conversational skills. Themes and topics to reflect students‘ needs. Individual course programme.
When deciding on the level to apply for, use the self-evaluation help table based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
See http://www.linguanet-europa.org/pdfs/self-assessment-grid-en.pdf

 


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