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Czech language courses - enrolment for autumn 2018

Enrolment for the autumn term of Czechtrans‘s highly popular Czech language courses is now open. The evening courses are available at different levels and the tutors are fully qualified, experienced native speakers. Enrolment up to Monday 10 September 2018.


17 September –  13 December 2018 (12 weeks)
Enrolment runs until Monday 10 September 2018

If you decide to take a Czech course with Czechtrans, and you are a complete beginner, you can just enrol by making the payment and filling the details. If you already have some prior knowledge of the Czech language, please call us on 0207 836 3669, 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.


COURSES


BEGINNERS 1A

 Thursday 20 September – Thursday 13 December 2018

Course outline:
Course book: Lida Hola - New Czech Step by Step
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.




LOWER INTERMEDIATE 1A

Thursday 20 September – Thursday 13 December 2018 (12 weeks)

Course outline:
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
Chapters: 10 - 12
Topics: Place where we live; Invitation for a visit; On holidays; Travelling; Housework; Czech holidays.
Grammar: genitive singular, numbers 10 – 1000, expressing direction, verbs of motion, future tense, perfective and imperfective verbs.
Now you know: how to make travel plans, how to plan your pre-Christmas cleaning and plan for the future




LOWER INTERMEDIATE 1C

Wednesday 19 September – Wednesday 12 December 2018 (12 weeks)

Course outline:
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
Chapters: 16 – 18
Topics: Weather; Communication; Clothes; Going to a party
Grammar: gradation of adjectives; adjectives x adverbs; forming of adverbs; dative sg.;
Now you know: how to compare things and people, learn difference between adjectives and adverbs and create new adverbs, discuss the weather and fashion, write letters, emails and text messages




UPPER INTERMEDIATE 2

Monday 17 September – Monday 10 December 2018

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.
See http://www.linguanet-europa.org/pdfs/self-assessment-grid-en.pdf    
Chapter: 14
Topics: The age of information; Czech newspapers and magazines; Countries and nationalities; Computer and internet
Grammar: locative plural, local names in plural




UPPER INTERMEDIATE 3

Tuesday 18 September – Tuesday  11 December 2018 (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.
See http://www.linguanet-europa.org/pdfs/self-assessment-grid-en.pdf
Chapter: 17
Topics: Doing business; Planning a business trip; Writing a business letter
Grammar: instrumental plural, revision of declination, declination of irregular nouns




ADVANCED 1

Wednesday 19 September – Wednesday 12 December 2018 (12 weeks)

Course outline:

Course book: Marie Boccou Kestřánkévá, Kateřina Hlínová, Pavel Pečený, Dagmar Štěpánková: Čeština pro cizince
Level: B2
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
Chapter: 5, 6
Topics: Theatre; Writing a review;  Living together; Living abroad
Grammar: declination of oči, uši, ruce, nohy; prefixes with verbs, rules for writing capital letters, declination of irregular nouns and foreign word, gradation of adjectives




ADVANCED 2

Monday 10 September – Monday 10 December 2018 (12 weeks)

Course outline:
Czech for Life 2, Czech for Foreigners 2 B2. 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 http://www.linguanet-europa.org/pdfs/self-assessment-grid-en.pdf