How to enrol

Winter Term 2021

LEARN CZECH WITH THE CZECH CENTRE ONLINE

Continue your studies and learn Czech during the winter 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 

6 January - 30 March 2021
Enrolment runs till 18 December 2020​ / 
Deadline for Complete Beginners 1a extended till Wednesday 13 January 2021

Fees
Standard full fee: £235
Reduced concessionary fee: £199

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

Thursday 14 January – Thursday 1 April 2021
(12 weeks)
Enrolment deadline extended till Wednesday 13 January 2021

Course book: Lida Hola: Cesky krok za krokem 1, Czech Step by Step
Level: towards A1
When deciding on the level to apply for, use the self-evaluation help table based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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 1B

Wednesday 6 January – Wednesday 31 March 2021

Course book: Lida Hola: Cesky krok za krokem 1, Czech Step by Step
Level: towards A1
When deciding on the level to apply for, use the self-evaluation help table based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages..
Level: 2nd term of Beginners course
Chapters: 4, 5, 6 Topics: My family; What am I like?; How much is it?; What time is it?; My day; Morning bird or Night owl; What did you do?
Grammar: how to say your age; possessive pronouns and adjectives; descriptive adjectives and gender; nominative x accusative singular; numbers; expressions of time; expression ‘rád’; modal verbs; prepositions od – do; past tense; locative singular; verb to know

LOWER INTERMEDIATE 1B

Thursday 7 January – Thursday 1 April 2021
(12 weeks)


Course book: Lida Hola: Cesky krok za krokem 1, 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: 13,14,15
Topics: Excuses and wishes; What would happen if..; Good manners; Weather and weather forecast; Technology and communication; Buying presents; Ivitation to a party
Grammar: the future tense of perfective verbs, conditional – if clauses; advice and suggestions; adjectives x adverbs; forming adverbs; the comparisonand the superlative of adjectives; past tense of verbs ending in – nout; dative singular.

LOWER INTERMEDIATE 1D

Tuesday 12 January – Tuesday 30 March 2021
(12 weeks)

Course book: Lida Hola: Cesky krok za krokem 1, 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: 17,18,19
Topics: We are moving; Furnishing a new place; Fittings and fixtures; Services; Stages of life; Relationships; Parents and children; Problems and Solutions;
Grammar: Instrumental singular; declension of pronouns who and who; indefinite and negative pronouns; pronoun which; questions with who and what; expressions of time; imperative; aby clauses; vocative; diminutives

ADVANCED 1a

Monday 11 January – Monday 29 March 2021
(12 weeks)

Course Book: Marie Boccou Kestřánková, 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: 1
Topics: Introduction of main characters; Study of languages; E-learning; Visiting friends; Summer with Czech; Meeting old friend; Lost in translation; My old language school; My great memory; Frantisek Gellner; Petr Kellner and Prestigious School
Grammar: perfective and imperfective verbs; Verb Conjugation – future tense, irregular verbs, verbs -nout, -jmout endings; Y/I – ortography + hard, soft, neutral consonants; Verbs with Accusative; Time and place expressions; Genitive and Accusative

ADVANCED 1b

Tuesday 12 January – Tuesday 30 March 2021
(12 weeks)

Course Book: Marie Boccou Kestřánková, 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: 3
Topics: Career; Successful businessman; My own business; Chinaski – Vedoucí; Writing an application
Grammar: Declension of irregular nouns – týden, den, kámen, peníze, židle, more, dítě; Y/I – ortography – after letters M, P; imperative; conditiona

ADVANCED 2

Wednesday 6 January – Wednesday 31 March 2021
(12 weeks)

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.
Course book: Halina Pawlovská Košík plný milenců + Polední minutky Haliny Pawlovské, Radio.cz
Chapters: Košík plný milenců; Slupněte si salát; Podzim
Grammar: Grammar related to the text, colloquial words and idioms

ADVANCED 3

Monday 11 January – Monday 29 March 2021
(12 weeks)

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.


COURSES WITH THE CZECH SCHOOL WITHOUT BORDERS

Winter Term: 9 January - 27 March 2020
Enrolment runs untill 6 January 2020
Fee: £205

LOWER INTERMEDIATE 1D

Saturdays
Dates: 9.1., 16.1., 23.1., 30.1., 6.2., 27.2., 6.3., 13.3., 20.3., 27.3.

Course book: Cesky krok za krokem 1, 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: 16, 17
Topics: Fashion now and then; Shopping for clothes; We are moving; Furnishing a new place; Fittings and fixtures; Services
Grammar: expressions of likes and dislikes; constructions with dative; declensions of personal pronouns; instrumental singular; declension of pronouns who and what; indefinite and negative pronouns; pronoun which

Spring term: 12 April - 12 July 2021


Contact us

For more information and assessment please contact Renata Clark.
Renata Clark
Renata Clark Deputy Director