LF:aVLCJ0888 Czech for Foreigners VIII - Course Information

aVLCJ0888 Czech Language for Foreigners VIII

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jarmila Šafránková (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Magdalena Pintarová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martin Punčochář (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Ivana Rešková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
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: Thu 14:00–15:40 A11/327, M. Punčochář
aVLCJ0888/31: Mon 14:00–15:40 KOM S117, M. Pintarová
aVLCJ0888/32: Mon 15:00–16:40 KOM 409, M. Punčochář
aVLCJ0888/33: Thu 14:00–15:40 A15/308, I. Rešková
aVLCJ0888/34: Thu 17:00–18:40 A11/228, J. Šafránková
aVLCJ0888/35: Wed 16:00–17:40 KOM S116, M. Punčochář
aVLCJ0787 Czech for Foreigners VII || VSCJ0787 Czech for Foreigners VII -p
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 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: CHARAKTEROVÉ VLASTNOSTI (U13). Medical Czech: HEMATOLOGY I (TM 27). Grammar: Declension in plural.
  • 3rd week: POČÍTAČ A INTERNET (U14). Medical Czech: HEMATOLOGY II. Grammar: Relative clauses with KTERÝ in singular and plural.
  • 4th week: CO BYCH DĚLAL/A, KDYBYCH NESTUDOVAL/A V BRNĚ? Medical Czech: RHEUMATOLOGICAL HISTORY I (TM 28). Grammar: Comparion of adjectives and adverbs (U13).
  • 5th week: PROGRESS TEST 1. Medical Czech: RHEUMATOLOGY II (http://mluvtecesky.net/en/courses/medical2/10/1). Grammar: Věty s KDYBY a JESTLI (U15).
  • 6th week: MOJE MĚSTO A BRNO. Medical Czech: ENDOCRINOLOGY I (TM 29). Grammar: Věty s ABY I-účelové (U15).
  • 7th week: Medical Czech: ENDOCRINOLOGY II.Grammar: Věty s ABY II - předmětné.
  • 8th week: CESTOVÁNÍ. Medical Czech: GYNECOLOGICAL AND OBSTETRICAL HISTORY I (TM 30). Grammar: Modal verbs and expressions (U 15).
  • 9th week: PROGRESS TEST 2. Medical Czech: GYNECOLOGICAL AND OBSTETRICAL HISTORY II. Grammar: Conjuctions and linking words I (U 16).
  • 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 (http://mluvtecesky.net/en/courses/medical3/8/1-11). Grammar: Declension of den, člověk, dítě (U 17).
  • 12th week: PROGRESS TEST 3 (ORAL).
  • 13th week: MOJE STUDIUM V BRNĚ. Medical Czech: PSYCHIATRIC EXAMINATION (TM 35). Grammar: Verbal nouns (U19).
  • 14th week: Revision. Medical Czech: Clinical fields.
  • 15th 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 and Pavla BOŘILOVÁ. Česky krok za krokem 2. 1. vyd. 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. 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 three class tests (3%, 3%, 4%), 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! 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. 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
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.
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