Course Description

Course Name

Elementary Czech II

Session: VPGS1324

Hours & Credits

6 ECTS Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


1. Course Description
This course is a continuation of Elementary Czech 101 (it corresponds to A1 level) and aims at expanding the conversational ability, vocabulary, and grammatical knowledge. Cultural material is incorporated in the lessons.
The course includes review of present and past tense, intro to future tense, verbs of motion, in/direct object incl. personal pronouns.
The above-mentioned grammar structures are practiced in conversation linked to making plans, housing, job and apartment advertisements, travelling, invitations, health, doctor's appointment.

2. Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
● demonstrate research and presentation skills,
● identify key issues of the chosen topic,
● employ suitable vocabulary and grammar structures,
● use functional language,
● understand the characteristics of the Czech cultural universe.

3. Reading Materials
Required Materials
● Holá Lída; Bořilová Pavla Čeština Expres A1/2: Akropolis
The textbook used (Čeština Expres A1/2) enables to reach A1 level within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Recommended Materials
● Naughton James; Czech, An Essential Grammar: Routledge

4. Teaching methodology
Teaching methods include discussion about language and Czech culture, conversation practice (speaking from notes or based on pictures, acting out a rehearsed role, spontaneous reactions to questions), reading & listening incl. comprehension exercises, quizzes.
The course is built around lively teacher student interaction. It combines theoretical explanations of grammar structures and lexical concepts with opportunities to practice in a friendly classroom environment.
It requires active participation, disciplined home preparation incl. student presentations.

*Course content subject to change