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AUTUMN TERM 2020


Continue your studies and learn Czech during the autumn term from the safety of your home in a virtual classroom as part of a group. Our tutors will bring classes to you via  interactive online platforms (Skype, Zoom) making sure that you practise your speaking, reading,  listening and writing skills in a supportive environment and in the company of your friends and colleagues, turning it into a new and fascinating experience.

You just need:

  • Mac, iPad, tablet, PC or laptop with a microphone and a camera ( a headset with a microphone is a plus)

  • Stable internet connection – broadband wired or wireless with sufficient bandwidth

  • One of the following supported browsers: 

  • Windows: IE7+,  Firefox,  Chrome,  Safari5+; Mac: Safari5+,  Firefox,  Chrome; Linux: Firefox, Chrome

 

COURSES WITH THE CZECH CENTRE


Spring term: 14 September –  10 December 2020 (12 weeks)

Enrolment runs until 8 September 2020

If you decide to take a Czech course with the Czech Centre, and you are unsure which course to enrol to, please email to clarkova@czechcentre.org.uk so that we can help you to choose the most suitable course level.

FEES
Standard full fee: £204
Reduced concessionary fee: £174 

You are eligible to pay the reduced fee when you provide us with evidence that you receive income-based benefit / Jobseeker’s Allowance, you are over 65 or you are a full time student. Please see our full terms and conditions for more details.



COMPLETE BEGINNERS 1A (1)

Wednesday 16 September 2020 - Wednesday 16 December 2020 (12 weeks)

Course book: Lida Hola - New Czech Step by Step
Level: towards A1
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.




COMPLETE BEGINNERS 1A (2)

Thursday 17 September 2020 - Thursday 17 December 2020 (12 weeks)

Course book: Lida Hola - New Czech Step by Step
Level: towards A1
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.




LOWER INTERMEDIATE 1A

Thursday 17 September – Thursday 17 December 2020 (12 weeks)

Course book: Lida Hola - New Czech Step by Step
Level: A1 towards A2. Students should have completed the previous courses Beginners Ia,Ib, Ic or have an equivalent knowledge
Chapters: 10, 11, 12
Topics: Place where we live; Invitation; On holidays; Problems when travelling; Traditional holidays; House works
Grammar: Preposition with the genitive; genitive singular; expressing direction; long and short verbs of motion; verbs of motion + prefixes; imperfective and perfective verbs; the future tense of perfective verbs



LOWER INTERMEDIATE 1C

Tuesday 15 September – Tuesday 15 December 2020 (12 weeks)

Course book: Lida Hola - New Czech Step by Step
Level: A1 towards A2. Students should have completed the previous courses Beginners Ia,Ib, Ic or have an equivalent knowledge
Chapters: 14, 15
Topics: Weather and weather forecast; technology and communication; Computer and internet; buying presents; invitation to a party
Grammar: adjectives x adverbs; forming adverbs; the comparative and the superlative of adjectives; past tense of verbs ending in –nout; dative singular





UPPER INTERMEDIATE 3

Monday 14 September – Monday 14 September 2020 (12 weeks)

Course outline:
Course book: Lida Hola, Pavla Borilova Česky krok za krokem 2 / Czech Step by Step 2
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.
Chapter: 20
Topics: Czech literature: Alois Jirasek, Bozena Nemcova Karel Capek, Milan Kundera, Ladislav Smoljak, Zdenek Sverak, Alexandra Berkova; Czech Republic – facts and figures
Grammar: Correct and colloquial Czech; Czech writing rules preposition za + genitive; abbreviations; reflexive and descriptive passive; verbal nouns; writing complaints




ADVANCED 1

Tuesday 15 September – Tuesday 15 December 2020 (12 weeks)

Course outline:
Course Book: Marie Boccou Kestřánkévá, Kateřina Hlínová, Pavel Pečený, Dagmar Štěpánková: Čeština pro cizince B2
Level: B1 towards B2
Students should have completed the course book Czech Step by Step 1 and 2 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
Chapter: 2
Topics: Communication and type of communication; Etiquette
Grammar: Past tense; Less frequent types of declination of nouns; correct spelling following letter b & l; connectives




ADVANCED 2

Wednesday 16 September – Wednesday 16 December 2020 (12 weeks)

Course outline:
Course Book: Marie Boccou Kestřánkévá, Kateřina Hlínová, Pavel Pečený, Dagmar Štěpánková: Čeština pro cizince B2
Level: B1 towards B2
Students should have completed the course book Czech Step by Step 1 and 2 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
Chapter: 10 + Halina Pawlovská Košík plný milenců  
Topics: Listening; text Poctivý zloděj, short stories
Grammar: Revision



ADVANCED 3

Monday 14 September – Monday 14 December 2020 (12 weeks)

Course Book: Czech for Life 2, Czech for Foreigners 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




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COURSES WITH THE CZECH SCHOOL WITHOUT BORDERS, LONDON 

Autumn Term: 5 September - 12 December 2020
Enrolment runs untill 25 August 2020
Cost: £225

For more information and assessment please contact Renata Clark 
clarkova@czechcentre.org.uk, tel.: 0207 759 0072


LOWER INTERMEDIATE 1C

Autumn Term Sat 5 September – Sat 12 December 2020, 13 weeks
Lessons on: 5.9., 12.9., 19.9., 26.9., 3.10., 10.10., 17.10. 7.11., 14.11., 21.11., 28.11., 5.12., 12.12 Duration: 13 Saturdays, 10 - 11.30 am
Chapters: 13, 14
Topics: Excuses and wishes; Good Manners; What we are like; Weather and weather forecast
Grammar: conditional; conditional clauses with kdyby; advice and suggestions; adjectives x adverbs; forming adverbs; the comparative and the superlative of adjectives




 

 

 


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