VSCJ0686 Czech Language for Foreigners VI - practice

Faculty of Medicine
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Magdalena Pintarová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martin Punčochář (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Ivana Rešková, Ph.D. (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
VSCJ0585 Czech for Foreigners V -p
General Czech at the A2/B1 CEFR level. The knowledge of specialist discipline-specific vocabulary covered in the aVLCJ0585 Czech Language for Foreigners V course.
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 B1 level of the "Common European Framework of Reference" (CEFR) checked by an examination.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.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students
-should be able to understand information related to very familiar topics that they regularly encounter at school, in the hospital, and in their free time, provided the information is communicated clearly
-apply medical language in doctor-patient communication
-take patient's history (Personal, Family, Social and Work History)
-use practical medical vocabulary relating to respiratory and alimentary tract, pharmacy and operating theatre.
  • Czech for Foreigners VI
  • 1st week: REVISION. Personal and Family history. Work and Social history. History of Cardiovascular diseases. Health condition. Grammar: Declension in singular.
  • 2nd weeks: CESTOVÁNÍ (UNIT 4/1) Medical Czech: History of Diseases of Respiratory tract (TM 24)Grammar: Locative case in plural.
  • 3th week: Casuistry I. Připomínka (U 4/2).Medical Czech: Pulmonology (http://mluvtecesky.net/en/courses/medical2/5/1). Grammar: Relative pronoun KTERÝ.
  • 4th week: PROGRESS TEST 1 (REVISION).Grammar: Relative clauses.
  • 5th weeks: Casuistry II.Medical Czech: History of Diseases of the Alimentary tract (TM 26). Grammar: Time and date. Temporal expressions and prepositions.
  • 6th week: JACÍ JSME? (UNIT 5/1).Medical Czech: Gastroenterology(http://mluvtecesky.net/en/courses/medical2/7/1). Grammar: Personal pronouns (all cases).
  • 7th week: JAK VYPADÁME? (U 5/2). Medical Czech: Pharmacy (TM 13). I>Grammar:Instrumental plural (Revision).
  • 8th week: MOJE MĚSTO (UNIT 6). Medical Czech: Instruments, aids (TM 14). Grammar: Comparison (Revision). Declension of numbers.
  • 9th week: PROGRESS TEST 2. Medical Czech: Doctor's office (TM 16). Grammar: Verbs of Motion (prefixes).
  • 10th week: Casuistry III. ŽIVOTNÍ STYL (UNIT 7). Medical Czech: Presenting complaints I (TM 18). Grammar: Temporal clauses with AŽ, KDYŽ, NEŽ. Conjunctions and link words.
  • 11th week: Medical Czech: Presenting complaints II. Grammar: Prepositions (Revision).
  • 12th week: PROGRESS TEST 3 (ORAL). Grammar: Declension in plural (Revision).
  • 13th week: Medical Czech:Revision of Pulmonology and GIT. Grammar: Declension in sg and pl(Revision).
  • 14th week: Final Written Exam.
    required literature
  • ČERMÁKOVÁ, Iveta. Talking Medicine: Czech for Medical Students. 1. vyd. Praha: Eurolex Bohemia, 2006. 217 pp. ISBN 80-86861-12-0. info
  • Rešková, Ivana a kol. How to take a patient's history. Brno: CJV MU 2015.
  • HOLÁ, Lída a Pavla BOŘILOVÁ. Česky krok za krokem 2. 1. vyd. Praha: Akropolis, 2009. ISBN 978-80-86903-92-7.
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. Students must inform the teacher of the group in which they intend to substitute their missed class in writing in advance. If they fail to do so, they will not be allowed to attend the class. If a student has more than two unexcused absences, they will not be allowed to take the Final test. The tuition is finished by a colloquium (C) 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 three 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 Colloquium. 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.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Credit evaluation note: kredity B.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
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, Spring 2017.
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