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Department of Languages

Czech

Czech language is a West Slavic language, it is most similar to Slovak, then to Polish and Serbian. It belongs to Slavic languages, the Indo-European family of languages. Czech evolved from a western dialect of old Slavonic language at the end of 10th century.

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Czech for beginners

Corresponds to the Common European Framework of Reference A1: Objectives: to learn common expressions of everyday life in spoken and written form. To understand basic expressions of general scientific terminology and use them properly.
 

Grammar:

Expressing agreement and disagreement, questions, basic declination of nouns and pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, conjugation, irregular verbs, infinitive, modal verbs, perfect and imperfect verbs, numerals, adverbs of place, use of pronoun “svůj”, comparatives and superlatives of adjectives and adverbs, prepositions, past tense, conditional clauses – using the conjunction “jestliže”
Topics for conversation: Introducing myself, family, daily routine, travelling, Prague, visiting, daily programme, shopping
Technical part: Materials, machines, simple description

Pre-intermediate Czech

Corresponds to the Common European Framework of Reference A2. Objectives: to understand clear standard speech on familiar topics which students meet at school and in their free time. To be able to hold a conversation on these topics. To write simple texts on familiar topics. To be able to read and comprehend simple texts. To improve their professional language.
 

Grammar:

Personal pronouns, ordinal numerals, time questions, verbs expressing motion, conditionals, imperative, prefixes - word forming, declination of numbers, comparison, expressions of time - time conjunctions, plural nouns, conditional sentences
Topics for conversation: In a restaurant, seasons – weather, at the post office, computer, making a phone call, travelling, in a hotel, body parts, CV, jobs
Technical part: Units of measurement, mathematical expressions and operations, geometry

Intermediate Czech

Corresponds to the Common European Framework of Reference A2 - B1. The aim is to understand clear standard speech on familiar topics which the students meet at school and in their free time. To be able to hold a conversation on these topics. To speak about past experiences and events, give brief details and explain opinions and plans. To read texts written in commonly used languages, or those related to the industry. Deepening knowledge of technical language.
 

Grammar:

Overview of declension of nouns and adjectives, pronouns, numerals, verbs and a conditionals, prepositions, conjunctions
Topics for conversation: Family, food and drinks, shopping, travelling, seasons, fashion, jobs, life and institutions
Technical part: materials, description of a machine and processes, car parts, maintenance, definitions, CV

Upper-intermediate Czech

Corresponds to the Common European Framework of Reference B1 – B2. The aim is to understand English discourse and expert lectures on familiar topics without difficulty. Students are expected to participate actively in discussions on familiar topics. The students are supposed to have the upper-intermediate level of written and spoken English, to be able to write a resume, report and essay. Reading comprehension of popular scientific articles/texts within the field of study without difficulty. Grammatical structures will be extended to upper-intermediate level.
 

Grammar:

Nouns and adjectives formed from verbs. Overview of adjectives and pronouns. Nominalisation. Expressing conditions, purpose, cause, reason and consequence, time relations
Topics for conversation: Reading and analysis of expert texts on technical topics, conversation based on these texts
Technical part: Technical terms contained in the texts, interpreting graphs

Czech exams - requirements

ZBCZ 2041066 Čeština - bakalářská zkouška [dokumenty]
ZMCZ 2041086 Čeština - magisterská zkouška [dokumenty]