CJBB180 Standard Czech for Slovak students

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Jarmila Vojtová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Jarmila Vojtová, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Language - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jaroslava Vybíralová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language - Faculty of Arts
Thu 10:00–11:40 D21
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 3/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
As it is commonly known, the Czechs and the Slovaks usually understand each other well, thanks to the close relation of their languages. However, there are also disadvantages of this close relation: when people face the necessity to express themselves in the language of their neighbours – in its standard form and without mistakes - they find out this task is not easier than in any other foreign language, that even the opposite is true. If you are facing this problem as well and are interested in improving in Czech, this course is aimed just at you. Opening the course meets requirements of Masaryk University students and teachers, who have considered this issue very topical and have been missing a course of this kind so far. The course is aimed at all Slovak full-time study mode students at the Masaryk University, who need to gain the capability of cultivated communication in Standard Czech for the purpose of their study duties as well as for their future professional career. The course is also open to Czech students interested in the relationship of Czech and Slovak (in this respect, the course contents is close to CJA37 – The Slovak Language). Having passed this course successfully, students are able to get orientated in present-day Standard Czech, are able to express themselves in an oral as well as in a spoken form using Standard Czech, to differentiate among style variations and to create easily a Czech text in accordance with norms of the standard language or to translate a Slovak text into Czech.
Learning outcomes
Having participated in the course, students will be able: - to get orientated in codification of present-day Standard Czech; - to express themselves using Standard Czech in written and oral communication; - to make a differentiation among stylistic varieties; - to produce a Czech text in accordance with the norms of standard language or to translate a Slovak text into Czech.
  • Classes are based on a contrastive Czech-Slovak approach and focus on specific features determined by the close relation of these languages. The focus is especially on issues causing problems to Slovaks, namely on differences in orthography and pronunciation as well as on selected issues form the spheres of morphology and syntax, to style variations and to words typically causing problems in communication.
    required literature
  • Akademická pravidla českého pravopisu (Variant.) : Pravidla českého pravopisu [Academia, 1993] : Pravidla českého pravopisu : s Dodatkem Ministerstva školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy České republiky [Hlavsa, 1993]. info
  • Akademická příručka českého jazyka. Edited by Markéta Pravdová - Ivana Svobodová. Vydání 1., Praha 2014, dot. Praha: Academia, 2014. 533 stran. ISBN 9788020023278. info
  • Pravidla českého pravopisu. Vydání 2. (s Dodatkem Mini. Praha: Academia, 2005. 391 stran. ISBN 802001327X. info
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  • NÁBĚLKOVÁ, Mira. Slovenčina a čeština v kontakte : pokračovanie príbehu. prvé vydanie. Bratislava: Veda, 2008. 363 stran. ISBN 9788022410601. info
Teaching methods
The aim of the course is to acquire issues dealt with form the practical viewpoint. Brief theoretical explanations of the teacher are accompanied by practical exercises and students’ presentations.
Assessment methods
A brief seminar presentation in Czech, following the teacher’s instructions. Students’ knowledge will be checked in the form of a written credit test. (Active participation in classes – a maximum of three absences is tolerated – is a condition for passing the course successfully.)
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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