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Czech language courses - enrolment for autumn 2019

Enrolment for the autumn term of our highly popular Czech language courses is now open. Courses are available at different levels and the tutors are fully qualified, experienced native speakers. Enrolment up to 4 September 2019.

 

CZECH LANGUAGE COURSES AT THE CZECH CENTRE (NOTTING HILL)


AUTUMN TERM 2019

16 September - 12 December 2019 (12 weeks)
Enrolment runs until 4 September 2019

If you decide to take a Czech course with the Czech Centre, 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 19 September -Thursday 12 December 2019 (12 weeks)

 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.



BEGINNERS 1C

Tuesday 17 September - Tuesday 10 December 2019  (12 weeks)

Course outline:
Level: Students should have completed the previous course Beginners Ib or have an equivalent
knowledge (to be able to construct simple sentences using the present tense of verbs)
Chapters: 7 – 9
Topics: House & Flats; Accommodation; Weekend plans; Human body; At the doctor’s; In the pharmacy
Grammar: verbs koupit, prodat, pronajmout; verbs with the accusative case; telling the date; future tense; to go + na; phrases with the verb mít; accusative object-centred expressions
Now you know: how talk about your house; book accommodation; plan in future tense and tell the date.



LOWER INTERMEDIATE  1A

Thursday 19 September - Thursday 12 December 2019 (12 weeks)

Course outline:
Course book: Lída Holá - Česky krok za krokem
Level: Students should have completed the previous course Beginners Ib or have an equivalent
knowledge (to be able to construct simple sentences using the present tense of verbs)
Chapters: 10 - 12
Topics: Place where we live; Invitation for a visit; On holidays; Travelling; Housework; Czech holidays.
Grammar: genitive singular, 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



UPPER INTERMEDIATE 1

Wednesday 18 September - Wednesday 11 December 2019 (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: 2
Topics: My Family; Responses to good and bad news; In a restaurant;
Grammar: Accusative singular and plural; how to make a complaint




UPPER INTERMEDIATE 2

Monday 16 September - Monday 9 December 2019 (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: Trade and business; Famous brands and companies; Planning a business trip; Christmas plans 
Grammar: instrumental plural; writing a business letter; declination of irregular nouns




UPPER INTERMEDIATE 3

Tuesday 9 April – Tuesday 2 July 2019 (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: 20
Topics: Reading Czech literature – genres and writers; Facts about the Czech Republic; Revision
Grammar: written and colloquial Czech; spelling in Czech; revision




ADVANCED 1

Wednesday 18 September - Wednesday 11 December 2019 (12 weeks)

Course outline:

Course book: Marie Boccou Kestřánková, Kateřina Hlínová, Pavel Pečený, Dagmar Štěpánková: Čeština pro cizince
Level: 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: 8
Topics: We help each other; Charities; Olga Havlova
Grammar: plural tantum; declination of numerals; writing s/z; writing a request; declination of possessive adjectives




ADVANCED 2

Monday 16 September – Monday 9 December 2019 (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, 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


Winter term 2020: 6 January 2020 - 2 April 2020
Spring term 2020: 6 April – 13 July 2020

Terms and conditions

 

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CZECH LANGUAGE COURSES AT THE CZECH SCHOOL WITHOUT BORDERS, LONDON (ISLINGTON)


AUTUMN TERM 2019

14 September - 14 December 2019
Enrolment runs untill 4 September 2019

Lessons on 14, 21, 28 September; 5, 12, October; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November; 7, 14 December (12 lessons)

Course material: Lida Hola New Czech Step by Step + additional material brought in by teachers

Location: St Mary Magdalene Academy, 475 Liverpool Rd, London N7 8PG

Cost
Beginners 1a course: 245 GBP
Beginners 1c course: 245 GBP

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


COURSES

BEGINNERS 1A

Lessons on 14, 21, 28 September; 5, 12, October; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November; 7, 14 December 
(12 lessons)

12.30 - 14.00

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.


BEGINNERS 1C 

Lessons on 14, 21, 28 September; 5, 12, October; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November; 7, 14 December 
(12 lessons)

10.30 - 12.00

Level: Students should have completed the previous course Beginners Ib or have an equivalent
knowledge (to be able to construct simple sentences using the present tense of verbs)
Chapters: 7 –  9
Topics: House & Flats; Accommodation; Weekend plans; Human body; At the doctor’s; In the pharmacy; 
Grammar: verbs koupit, prodat, pronajmout; verbs with the accusative case; telling the date; future tense; to go + na; phrases with the verb mít; accusative object-centred expressions
Now you know: how talk about your house; book accommodation; plan in future tense and tell the date.