aVLCJ0888 Czech Language for Foreigners VIII

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Jarmila Šafránková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Eva Kozáková (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Magdalena Pintarová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martin Punčochář (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Ivana Rešková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Maria Možná (assistant)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Ivana Rešková, Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division – Faculty Branches of University Departments – Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division – Faculty Branches of University Departments – Faculty of Medicine
Timetable of Seminar Groups
aVLCJ0888/30: Tue 20. 2. to Tue 27. 2. Tue 15:30–17:10 KOM 200, Tue 12. 3. to Tue 28. 5. Tue 15:30–17:10 KOM 200; and Tue 5. 3. 8:30–10:10 KOM 409, M. Punčochář
aVLCJ0888/31: Wed 15:30–17:10 KOM 410, M. Punčochář
aVLCJ0888/32: Mon 17:00–18:40 C15/113, E. Kozáková
aVLCJ0888/33: Fri 16:00–17:40 C15/113, M. Punčochář
aVLCJ0888/34: Mon 19. 2. to Tue 12. 3. Tue 16:30–18:10 B11/327, Tue 26. 3. to Thu 30. 5. Tue 16:30–18:10 B11/327; and Thu 21. 3. 10:00–11:40 B11/327, I. Rešková
aVLCJ0888/35: Thu 22. 2. to Thu 9. 5. Thu 14:00–15:40 C15/113, Thu 23. 5. to Thu 30. 5. Thu 14:00–15:40 C15/113, I. Rešková
aVLCJ0787 Czech for Foreigners VII
General Czech at the A2/B1 CEFR level. The knowledge of specialist discipline-specific vocabulary covered in the aVLCJ0787 Czech Language for Foreigners VII 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/B2 level of the "Common European Framework of Reference" (CEFR)(Independent User) 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. The seminars concentrate on practising thematic doctor-patients dialogues and specialised medical terminology.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to
-take hematological, rheumatological, gynecological/obstetrical, neurological and psychiatric history
-use practical medical vocabulary
-pply medical language in doctor-patient and doctor-nursing staff communication;
-interpret medical texts (casuistry, report)
-present and discuss specialized topics.
  • Czech for Foreigners VIII
  • 1st week: Revision Lesson. Ophtalmology, ORL, Surgery. Grammar: Revision: Declension in singular.
  • 2nd week:Medical Czech: HEMATOLOGY I (TM 27). Grammar: Revision:Declension in plural.
  • 3rd week: POČÍTAČ A INTERNET. Medical Czech: HEMATOLOGY II (czechonline.org). Grammar: Relative clauses with KTERÝ in singular and plural.
  • 4th week: MOJE MĚSTO A BRNO. Medical Czech: RHEUMATOLOGICAL HISTORY I. (TM 28). Grammar: Comparison of adjectives and adverbs.
  • 5th week: PROGRESS TEST 1. Medical Czech: RHEUMATOLOGY II (czechonline.org). COMMUNICATION WITH A PEDIATRIC PATIENT (TM 10). Grammar: Věty s KDYBY a JESTLI.
  • 6th week: CO BYCH DĚLAL/A, KDYBYCH NESTUDOVAL/A V BRNĚ? Medical Czech: ENDOCRINOLOGY I (TM 29). Grammar: Věty s ABY I-účelové.
  • 7th week: Medical Czech: ENDOCRINOLOGY II (czechonline.org).Grammar: Věty s ABY II - předmětné.
  • 8th week: CESTOVÁNÍ. Medical Czech: GYNECOLOGICAL AND OBSTETRICAL HISTORY I (TM 30). Grammar: Modal verbs and expressions.
  • 9th week: PROGRESS TEST 2. Medical Czech: GYNECOLOGICAL AND OBSTETRICAL HISTORY II (czechonline.org). Grammar: Conjuctions and linking words I.
  • 10th week: KAM BYCH VZAL/A RODIČE, KDYBY PŘIJELI NA NÁVŠTĚVU DO ČR? Medical Czech: NEUROLOGICAL HISTORY I (TM 31). Grammar: Conjuctions and linking words II.
  • 11th week: Medical Czech: NEUROLOGY II (czechonline.org). Grammar: Declension of den, člověk, dítě.
  • 12th week: PROGRESS TEST 3. Medical Czech: PSYCHIATRIC EXAMINATION I (TM 35).
  • 13th week: MOJE STUDIUM V BRNĚ. Medical Czech: PSYCHIATRY II. Grammar: Verbal nouns.
  • 14th week: Grammar: Revision. Medical Czech: Clinical fields.
  • 15th week: Final Written Exam (preterm).
    required literature
  • ČERMÁKOVÁ, Iveta. Talking Medicine: Czech for Medical Students. 1st ed. 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 and Pavla BOŘILOVÁ. Česky krok za krokem 2. 1st ed. Praha: Akropolis, 2009. ISBN 978-80-86903-92-7. URL info
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. A student is obliged to provide a written excuse letter to the faculty Office for Studies justifying his/her absence within five workdays of the teaching activity he/she was absent from. 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%.There will be three Progress tests (1 written, 2 oral), each for 50 points (altogether 150 points). In case of passing three Progress tests (passmark for each test is 35/50 points) the basic limit in the Final written test is reduced by 10%. The top 10 % of students of the course, based on their total score on all progress tests, can skip the written part of Final test. To be eligible for this credit, students must: a) take and pass all progress tests (must be taken during test week only!), b) achieve a minimum total score of 108/120 on all progress tests. Without successful passing the written exam students will not be allowed to sit for the oral part. 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.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.
Credit evaluation note: kredity B.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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Teacher's information
Current information about the subject, consultation hours, etc. is accessible on the notice boards at the Language Center, Faculty of Medicine Division. Contact with teachers is provided by the secretary of the department (Kamenice 5, A15), tel.: 549 498 170.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020, spring 2021, spring 2022, spring 2023.
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