VSCJ0484 Czech Language for Foreigners IV - practice

Faculty of Medicine
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Linda Doleží, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Magdalena Pintarová (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Renata Prucklová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martin Punčochář (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Ivana Rešková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Petra Stejskalová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jarmila Šafránková (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Ivana Rešková, Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Language Centre
Timetable of Seminar Groups
VSCJ0484/X: Tue 11:00–13:40 KOM 409, J. Šafránková
VSCJ0383 Czech for Foreigners III -p
The main aim of the course Czech for Foreigners is to teach students communicate with patients in Czech without any help of English speaking doctors or interpreters and independently write case history. Second year students can understand basic vocabulary and phrases related to their immediate specific surrounding, such as personal information, information about their studies and jobs. Students are also able to understand the meaning of short, simple notes and messages, read short, simple texts, find specific information in simple materials, and understand short, simple personal letters. Students can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. Students can use a series of phrases to describe in simple terms their family, educational background and their job. Students can write short, simple notes and messages related to matters in areas of their immediate needs and very simple letters.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the tuition is working knowledge of the Czech language on the A2/B1 level of the "Common European Framework of Reference" (CEFR)(Independent User) checked by an examination.
  • Czech for foreigners IV
  • 1st week: Revision (TM 3, 4, Nursing). Medical Czech: Diseases and complaints I (TM 5). Conversation:Tell your lifestory (U 14). Grammar: The genitive, dative and accusative in singular (incl. personal pronouns).
  • 2nd week: Medical Czech: Diseases and complaints II. Chřipka (TM 5). Grammar: The locative in singular. Revision of Czech prepositions.
  • 3rd week: PROGRESS TEST 1 (Revision). Conversation: What would happen, if... (U 15/1). Medical Czech: Pain I (TM 6). Transformations e.g. při chůzi/když chodím. Grammar: The conditional.
  • 4th week: Conversation: Personalities (U 15/2). Grammar:Structure "měl/a bys... (giving advice).
  • 5th week: Medical Czech: Pain II (http://mluvtecesky.net/en/courses/medical1/3/1). Grammar: Forming adverbs.
  • 6th week: PROGRESS TEST 2 (ORAL). Conversation: Compare things and people. Discuss the weather (U 16). Grammar: Comparative and superlative of adjectives and adverbs.
  • 7th week: Revision of comparison. Medical Czech: Injuries, accidents I (TM 7).
  • 8th week: Conversation: Fashion and clothes (U 18). Medical Czech: Injuries, accidents II. Grammar: Revision of dative sg. Prepositions with dative.
  • 9th week: PROGRESS TEST 3. Conversation: Likes and dislikes (chutnat, líbit se, mít rád, milovat). Grammar: Dative object-centered structures.
  • 10th week: Medical Czech: Doctor-patient communication I. Instructions (TM 8). Grammar: Imperative (U 20).
  • 11th week:Medical Czech: Doctor-patient communication II: Current diseases (http://mluvtecesky.net/en/courses/medical1/4/1). Grammar: Instrumental in sg. (L 19)
  • 12th week: PROGRESS TEST 4 (ORAL). Medical Czech: Family history (TM 19).
  • 13th week: PROGRESS TEST 5. Revision of the genitive, dative, accusative, locative and instrumental sg, comparison, conditional and imperative.
  • 14th week: Diseases, Pain, Examination of the patient, FA. FINAL WRITTEN EXAM (May, 29th).
    required literature
  • HOLÁ, Lída. New Czech step by step. V nakl. Akropolis 4., opr. v. Praha: Akropolis, 2008. 256 s.). ISBN 9788074700194. info
  • HOLÁ, Lída. New Czech step by step. 3., opr. vyd. Praha: Filip Tomáš - Akropolis, 2006. 127 s. ISBN 8086903338. info
  • ČERMÁKOVÁ, Iveta. Talking medicine : Czech for medical students. 3., rev. English ed. Prague: Karolinum Press, 2012. 261 s. ISBN 9788024621043. info
    recommended literature
  • GRUNDOVÁ, Dominika. Needs of Patients. Czech-English Phrasebook for Beginners. 2., revid. vyd. Praha: Eurolex Bohemia, 2004. 104 pp. ISBN 80-86432-86-6. info
    not specified
  • The first title is obligatory, the other two are recommended.
Teaching methods
The tuition is realised in the form of practical courses. The following teaching methods are used: class discussion, roleplay, work in groups, reading, listening, writing HW (including Projects), word study.
Assessment methods
The tuition is realised in the form of practical courses. The students' presence in these courses is strictly required; a maximum of TWO unexcused absences is tolerated. Students are allowed to substitute a maximum of TWO classes with another group. Substitutions are not possible in the weeks when Progress Test take place. If a student has more than two unexcused absences, they will not be allowed to take the Final test. The tuition is finished by an end-of-term examination (ETE) consisting of a WRITTEN and an ORAL part. Passing the examination is conditioned by proper attendance, active participation in practical courses, sitting for Progress Tests and successful passing of written and oral exams. The basic limit for passing all tests is 70%. In case of passing five class tests, which are obligatory for all students, the basic limit in the written exam is reduced by 10%. Without successful passing the written exam students will not be allowed to sit for the oral part! Students who score a minimum of 90% in EACH progress test are not obliged to take the written part of Final exam. Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam by awarding grade "F" in the Information System.The Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Credit evaluation note: kredity B.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016.
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