TCZJ12 Czech Sign Language II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Jana Havlová (lecturer)
Mgr. Kristýna Havlová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Lucia Vlášková
Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages – Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages – Faculty of Arts
Timetable of Seminar Groups
TCZJ12/01: Thu 16:00–17:40 D21, J. Havlová
TCZJ12/02: Thu 14:00–15:40 C41, J. Havlová
TCZJ02 Czech Sign Language I
It is recommended to attend the following courses concurrently: TCZJ10 Language practice II, TCZJ15 Conversation II, TCZJ13 Practical Czech Sign language II. Prerequisite: TCZJ02 Czech sign language I.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 13/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The goal of the course is to familiarize the students with basic grammatical phenomena in the Czech Sign language. The lectures focus on the practice of grammar and basic lexicon simultaneously. The seminar TCZJ10 Language practice II is dedicated to the lexicon acquisition. The explanation of the grammar is based on the commentary of the video recordings with Czech Sign language texts.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students know how to use the simplest grammatical structures in CSL and the corresponding lexicon. They understand the grammar they use and they can explain them (in Czech).
  • thematic areas: 1. Family: family relations (broader family), family members description, pets; 2. personal information: Who am I? My CV; 3. Seasons: seasonal activities, weather, clothes according to seasons; 4. traveling: Czech Republic (our country and its culture), traveling and stay in hotels, famous cities and countries of the world, their culture, services while traveling; 5. Meals and drinks: drinks, meals, basic types of fruits and vegetables; 6. University: organization structure of the university, studies and student activities. Grammar: auxiliaries, incorporation of numerals, the sign HOP, expressing distance, non-manuals for size, numerals for order (age), specific signs, the use of reduplication for intensification, metaphor, timeline (human life), aspectual modification, simultaneous articulation of two one-hand signs, classifiers and size and shape specifiers.
  • Po českých hradech a zámcích s průvodcem v českém znakovém jazyce [DVD]. Praha: Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Karlova, 2010.
  • LEESON, Lorraine - van den BOGAERDE, Beppie - RATHMANN, Christian - HAUG, Tobias. Znakové jazyky a Společný evropský referenční rámec pro jazyky: Deskriptory pro společné referenční úrovně. Rada Evropy, 2016. Dostupné z:
  • Moravské varianty znaků českého znakového jazyka. [DVD]. Brno : Trojrozměr; 3Dimenze, 2009.
  • Společný evropský referenční rámec pro jazyky: Jak se učíme jazykům, jak je vyučujeme a jak v jazycích hodnotíme. Rada Evropy, 2001.
  • NOVÁKOVÁ, Radka and Helena ŠEBKOVÁ. Číslovky v českém znakovém jazyce - praktická cvičení. Praha: Česká komora tlumočníků znakového jazyka, 2008. 1 DVD-vide. ISBN 9788087153048. info
Teaching methods
- practical training in CSL - work with the lector, analysis of examples - demonstration methods: work with image and video
Assessment methods
attendance, active attitude, work in class
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021.
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