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CZECH FILM & LITERATURE CLUB

Level  B1 / B2 (Upper Intermediate, Advanced)
(Equivalent to Czech Centre's Upper Intermediate and Advanced courses)

DATE: Monday 20 July – Monday  17 August  2020
DURATION: 5 weeks (20, 27 July, 3, 10, 17 August)
DAY & TIME: Monday, 6.30 – 8.30 pm  
Cost: 95 GBP / 75 GBP (concs.)

Join our online Czech Film & Literature Club to discuss the best loved Czech comedies (e.g. Loners, Cosy Dens) and books (e.g. Petr Sabach’s  First Love and Other Stories)  and a variety of topics ranging from relationships,  life in Prague to Czech national characters and politics. Practise your conversation skills on the ZOOM platform whilst enriching your vocabulary and having fun.

This course aims to improve students’ ability to express their opinions in a discussion while responding to diverse topics raised in film and literature extracts. The emphasis is on the development of students’ conversational skills. Class activities include various exercises such as dialogues, role-plays, games and discussion.





CZECH CONVERSATION COURSE

Level A1, A2 (Beginners, Lower Intermediate)
(Equivalent to the Czech Centre's Beginners 1c and Lower Intermediate courses. The course is not suitable for complete beginners.) 

DATE: Thursday 23 July – Thursday 20 August  2020
DURATION: 5 weeks (23, 30  July, 6, 13, 20 August)
DAY & TIME: Thursday, 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: 95 GBP / 75 GBP (concs.)  

The focus of this online course is to improve students’ ability to express themselves in everyday situations and become more confident with normal spoken interaction. The emphasis is on development of students’ conversational skills. Class activities include dialogues, role-plays and games.

Topics to be explored will include: ‘My Family and Other Animals’ (talking about family and friends, expressing likes and dislikes, describing people, talking about hobbies), Let’s Have Fun (arranging a meet up, going to cinema/ theatre/ pub/ restaurant, buying tickets, menu and ordering food in restaurants), Holiday Ahoy! (booking a hotel, transportation, buying tickets, small talk), Oh No! (unexpected situations; at the doctors, formal and informal communication, lost in a city –asking for directions).  






SPRING TERM 2020


Continue your studies and learn Czech during the spring 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 practice 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 April - 13 July 2020 (12 weeks)

Enrolment runs until 7 April 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 1C

Thursday 16 April – Thursday 9 July 2020 (12 weeks)

Course book: Lida Hola - New Czech Step by Step
Level
: Towards A1
Chapter: 7 - 9
Students should have completed the previous course Beginners Ib or have an equivalent knowledge 
Grammar: nominative and accusative plural; ordinal numbers; future tense; expression rád + verb in the future tense; personal pronouns in accusative and dative
Topics: House and home; Looking for an accommodation; Planning a weekend; Directions; Human body; At the doctors and at the pharmacy



LOWER INTERMEDIATE 1B

Tuesday 14 April – Tuesday 7 July 202 (12 weeks)

Course book: Lida Hola - New Czech Step by Step
Level: A1 towards A2
Chapter: 12 -13
Students should have completed the previous courses Beginners Ia,Ib, Ic or have an equivalent knowledge
Topics: Traditional celebrations; Invitation for a visit; Excuses and wishes; Good Manners; Weather;
Grammar: perfective and imperfective verbs; future tense; conditional; mít as a modal verb; to be + adverbs; adverbs; comparative and superlative of adjectives



UPPER INTERMEDIATE 1

Wednesday 15 April – Wednesday 6 July 2020 (12 weeks)

Course book: Lida Hola, Pavla Borilova Česky krok za krokem 2 / Czech Step by Step 2
Level: A2 towards B1 
Chapter: 4
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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages
Topics: Travelling; Adverts and Signs; Cooking and baking our favourite food; Directions
Grammar: verbs with prefixes; kdy/když, se/si, prepositions do/z; genitive; personal pronouns; adverbs expressing directions and locations



UPPER INTERMEDIATE 3

Monday 20 April – Monday 13 July 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 
Chapter: 19
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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages
Topics: Czech history; Life in Communism; National theatre; Schools and education
Grammar: preposition za + genitive; abbreviations; reflexive and descriptive passive; verbal nouns; writing complaints




ADVANCED 1

Tuesday 14 April – Tuesday 7 July 2020 (12 weeks)

Course outline:

Course Book: Marie Boccou Kestřánková, Kateřina Hlínová, Pavel Pečený, Dagmar Štěpánková: Čeština pro cizince 
Level: B1 towards B2
Chapter: 1
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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages
Topics: Introduction of characters; Language study; Lost in translation
Grammar: conjugation of verbs; perfective and imperfective verbs; spelling – consonants; connectives with time and place; genitive and accusative case;




ADVANCED 2

Wednesday 15 April – Wednesday 8 July 2020 (12 weeks)

Course outline
Course Book: Marie Boccou Kestřánková, Kateřina Hlínová, Pavel Pečený, Dagmar Štěpánková: Čeština pro cizince 
Level: B1 towards B2
Chapter: 10
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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages

Topics: Criminality; Detective stories; Writing a complaint
Grammar: Pronouns; Forms of adjectives; verbal nouns; Diminutives;



ADVANCED 3

Monday 20 April – Monday 13 July 2020 (12 weeks)

Course outline
Course Book: Marie Boccou Kestřánková, Kateřina Hlínová, Pavel Pečený, Dagmar Štěpánková: Čeština pro cizince; 
Čeština pro život 2, Additional course material to be brought in by the teacher.
Level: B2 towards 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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages 




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COURSES WITH THE CZECH SCHOOL WITHOUT BORDERS, LONDON 

Spring Term: 25 April – 11 July 2020
Enrolment runs untill 15 April 2020
Cost: 204 GBP

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


LOWER INTERMEDIATE 1B

Spring Term Sat 25 April – Sat 11 July 2020, 11 weeks

Duration: 11 Saturdays
Lessons on  25.4., 2.5., 9.5., 16.5.,23.5., 6.6., 13.6., 20.6., 27.6., 4.7., 11.7.
Course book: Lida Hola - New Czech Step by Step
Level: A1 towards A2
Chapters
: 11 - 12 
Topics: On holiday; Travelling; Traditional celebrations; Invitation for a visit; 
Grammar: short & long verbs of movement; verbs with prefixes; perfective and imperfective verbs; future tense



 

 

 


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