Elementary Czech

University of Economics, Prague

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Elementary Czech

    Course Required
  • Host University

    University of Economics, Prague

  • Location

    Prague, Czech Republic

  • Area of Study

    Czech, Grammar

  • Language Level

    Beginning

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    46
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION
    Students living in a foreign country will at some point need to ask directions, order food or just say hello. The language classes will introduce the student to the Czech language and ease his or her transition into Prague life through basic knowledge of the language. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the basic elements of Czech. The class will enable the students to begin to understand and speak very basic conversational Czech.

    THE COURSE SYLLABUS

    1. a) Introduction. Pronunciation. Stress.
    b) Czech Alphabet. Assimilation. Reading Exercises.

    2. a) Lekce 1: Dialogy
    Grammar (G): Personal pronouns and the Verb To Be
    b) Lekce 1: Dialogy
    G: Demonstrative pronouns

    3. a) Lekce 2: Text
    G: Adjectives. Possessive pronouns.
    b) Lekce 2: Text
    G: Adverbs. Feminine nouns.

    4. a) Lekce 3: Revision lesson 1 - 2
    b) Lekce 4: Dialogy.
    G: Verbs in present tense.

    5. a) Lekce 4: Dialogy
    G: The Accusative singular
    b) Lekce 5: Dialogy
    G: The Verbs: ZNÁT, V?D?T, UM?T

    6. a) Lekce 5: Text I: Cizinec v Praze
    G: Cardinal numerals.
    Dialogy. Text II.
    b) Lekce 6: Revision lesson 4 - 5

    7. a) MID TERM TEST
    b) Lekce 7: Text I: Obchody, nakupování
    G: Ordinal numerals. The Nominative plural

    8. a) Lekce 7: Dialogy. Text II: Obchodní d?m.
    G: Indefinite and negative pronouns.
    PRESENTATION I (My country)

    9. a) Lekce 8: Text: Dopis
    G: Accusative plural. Questions: KDE? KAM?
    b) Lekce 8: PRESENTATION II (A letter to my friend).
    G: Adverbs denoting quantity. Question: KDY?

    10. a) Lekce 9: Dialogy: Hotel
    G: Modal verbs

    11. a) Lekce 9: Dialogy: Restaurace.
    G: Likes and dislikes.
    b) Lekce 10: Dialogy: Rodina. Povolání.
    PRESENTATION III (My family).

    12. a) Lekce 10: Text: Rodina. Povolání. Presentations.
    G: Comparison of adjectives.
    b) Lekce 11: Revision lesson 1 - 10 (Ex. 1 - 12)

    13. a) FINAL
    b) Presentations. Dialogues. Evaluation.

    Grading Sheme:
    Class Attendance and Active Participation: 30%
    Midterm Test: 20%
    Final Test: 20%
    3Assignements (Presentations I, II, III, min. 150 words each): 30%

    Grading Scale:
    90-100 A (Excellent)
    75-89 B (Very Good)
    60-74 C (Average)
    59- and less F (Failure)

    Textbook: ELEMENTARY CZECH - A. Anto?ová, 2009

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations