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LF:aBFCJ0161 Czech Language I  - Course Information

aBFCJ0161 Czech Language I - practice

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/3/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
PhDr. Magdalena Pintarová (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Ivana Rešková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D. (assistant)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Supervisor
PhDr. Magdalena Pintarová
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 - Language Centre
Timetable
Thu 15:40–17:50 A11/211
Prerequisites
No previous knowledge of Czech language is needed.
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 A1 level of the "Common European Framework of Reference"(CEFR/Independent User) checked by an examination. After first year students can understand vocabulary and basic phrases related to students, their families, and their immediate specific surrounding, provided people speak clearly and at a slow rate. The knowledge enables students to communicate in common routine tasks, such as shopping, accommodation, using public transport, orientation in the city, asking the way, being able to describe their place of living and people they know by simple phrases and sentences. Students should also be able to fill in forms with personal data, such as name, nationality and address when applying for residence accommodation. Emphasis put on knowledge of parts of body and basic useful phrases in medical communication.
Learning outcomes
After first year students can understand vocabulary and basic phrases related to students, their families, and their immediate specific surrounding, provided people speak clearly and at a slow rate. The knowledge enables students to communicate in common routine tasks, such as shopping, accommodation, using public transport, orientation in the city, asking the way, being able to describe their place of living and people they know by simple phrases and sentences. Students should also be able to fill in forms with personal data, such as name, nationality and address when applying for residence accommodation. Emphasis put on knowledge of parts of body and basic useful phrases in medical communication.
Syllabus
  • 1st week: LEKCE 1/1: Communicative Competency: Introduction, Greetings. Phrases in the classroom. Instructions. Where are you from? What do you do? Grammar: Czech alphabet. Pronunciation. Vowels, diphthongs. Consonants, assimilation of consonants in groups. Personal pronouns. The verb "být". The numbers 1 - 10.
  • 2nd week: LEKCE 1/2: Communicative Competency: What do you do in Brno? Grammar: Who is it? What is it? Natural genders in Czech. Adressing people. Verb conjugation I (-at, -et/ět/-it, -ovat). The verb "mít".
  • 3rd week: LEKCE 2/1: Communicative Competency: Where is it? Locations. How can I get there? Grammar: Grammatical genders I. Nominative sg. Ten, ta, to. Adjectives: hard and soft. Adverbs of direction and location.
  • 4th week: TEST 1. LEKCE 2/2: Communicative Competency: Asking for and giving directions. Jedu autem etc. Writing e-mails. Grammar:: The verbs jít versus jet. Líbí se mi, chutná mi. The numbers 11-1000. Project 1: Mail kamarádovi/kamarádce.
  • 5th week: LEKCE 3/1: Communicative Competency: Food and drink. In a restaurant. Grammar: Genders II (revision). Conjugation -u. The verbs chtít, jíst and mít rád/a.
  • 6th week: LEKCE 3/2:Communicative Competency: Invitation. Grammar: The accusative singular I. Expressions with the verb mít.
  • 7th week: TEST 2. LEKCE 4/1. Communicative Competency: My family. How old are you? Grammar: Possessive pronouns. Jaký, -á, -é?
  • 8th weeks: LEKCE 4/2. Communicative Competency: Petr's family. Grammar: . (Possessive adjectives.) Revision of the accusative. Accusative sg of Ma. Verbs and basic prepositions with accusative. The numbers 1000-10 000. Project 2: Moje rodina.
  • 9th week: TEST 3. LEKCE 5/1. Communicative Competency: REVISION: Formal and informal dialogues (Introduction, In a restaurant, Invitation, Your family). Grammar: When is it?What time is it? Times of the day.
  • 10th week: DISSECTION PRACTICE.
  • 11th week: TEST 4 (ORAL TEST). LEKCE 5/2: Communicative Competency: Marina's day. Daily routine. Grammar: What time is it? Talking about time (revision). Modal verbs I. Days of the week.
  • 12th week: LEKCE 5/3. Communicative Competency: When will we meet? Marina's week. Grammar: Modal verbs II. The expression rád/a/i. Prepositions od-do. PROJECT 3: Můj den.
  • 13th week: REVISION TEST 5 (1-5). Communicative Competency: Skřivánek, nebo sova? Grammar: Time expressions.
  • 14th week: FINAL REVISION.
  • 15th week: FINAL TEST.
Literature
    required literature
  • HOLÁ, Lída. Česky krok za krokem 1. Praha: Akropolis 2016. 260 s. ISBN 978-80-7470-129-0.
  • HOLÁ, Lída a kol. Česky krok za krokem 1. Pracovní sešit (Lekce 1-12). Praha: Akropolis 2016. 160 s. ISBN 978-80-7470-133-7.
    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
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. Emphasis put on selfstudy!
Assessment methods
The tuition is realised in the form of practical courses. The students' presence in these courses is strictly required, maximally two properly apologised absences are tolerated provided a letter of excuse is handed in at the Department of Studies. It is highly recommended to make up for the absence in the same week. The tuition is finished by a course-unit credit given on the basis of the students' presence, preparation for classes, sitting for Progress Tests and their successful passing of a Final test. 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 credit test is reduced by 10%. Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams 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 "NNN" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2018.
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