Learning of languages of the region: Czech - level A1 3224-DNJRCZA1-90h
Upon completion of the course a student can understand very basic phrases concerning her/himself, the family, immediate concrete surroundings and her/his flat when people speak slowly and clearly.
In a written text s/he can understand well-known vocabulary, names and simp-le sentences.
S/he is able to read the information contained, for example, in advertisements, on posters and in catalogues.
S/he can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help her/him formulate what s/he is trying to say.
S/he can ask and answer simple questions in areas of everyday life, immediate need or on very familiar topics.
S/he can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where s/he lives, where s/he comes from and people s/he knows.
He can write a short, simple text, e.g. holiday greetings.
He can fill out the form with personal data, state nationality, occupation, address, e.g. in a hotel registration form.
The course content: me and my relatives, friends, acquaintances; Language of instruction during the class; Names of countries, nationalities, professions, places, home equipment (furniture etc.); Weather phenomena – names and descriptions; A city – offices, services, public places and public transport; Parts of a body and a description of a human; Journeys and their organization; Age, hobby; Time/date, four seasons; Usual forms of handling and performed at the moment; Schedule of a day; Plans for the future, previous experience; Family relations, school, work.
Student workload includes:
Classroom participation – 90 hours (4 ECTS)
Preparing for classes – 45 hours (2 ECTS)
Type of course
A student is practicing without having to fear his/her speech communication on the elementary level.
On completing the course, the student:
1. makes use of knowledge, acquired during the course, of culture of a given lingusitic region;
2. a graduate knows and understands at an elementary level the sophisti-cated nature of a language;
3. one has elementary vocabulary necessary to manage in language envi-ronment (See: Full description);
4. one has elementary knowledge about the description of a language sys-tem;
5. one knows selected issues (See: Full description).
1. one can communicate in simple and routine tasks connected with topics included in Full description;
2. one can recognize familiar words and messages in selected, simple mate-rials of different types as well as in verbal communication;
3. one understands information contained in selected, simple materials of everyday life;
4. one presents information in oral and in written form using certain lan-guage constructions.
1. one is able to collaborate in pair as well as in a group of people;
2. one knows learning strategies and understands the need for lifelong learning;
3. one knows basic social norms and their relevant verbal and nonverbal reactions which are obligatory in the definite cultural and linguistic area;
4. one detects cultural differences and demonstrates the tolerance for users of other languages.
Concerning the specific learning outcomes after completing the course, the stu-dent acquires skills:
1) knows and understands in an elementary way the comprehensive nature of the language, with particular emphasis on the cultural context of Czech Republic.
2) able to use the Czech language at level A1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
I. The organization of classes:
According to The detailed rules of studies at the Faculty of Applied Linguis-tics (The Resolution No. 114 by the Faculty of Applied Linguistics Board of 19 December, 2017):
1) Attendance at all classes, covered by the plan, shall be compulsory (§ 9 (2)).
2) It is not possible to have a resit if the reason of failing the credit was non-compliance with the requirement to participate in them. In such a case a stu-dent can be conditionally registered in an successive stage of study and can repeat the failed course.
According to the University Foreign Language Teaching System (the Resolu-tion No. 119 from 17 June, 2009).
II. Assessment criteria:
The final mark comprises the following elements:
- prepared oral statements, spontaneous statements in classes, or other forms of speech in accordance with the teacher's decision depending on the goals set in a given semester (e.g. dialogue in pairs, short presentation, role-by-play scenario) - 25% of the grade,
- results of homeworks, short tests - 25% of the grade,
- final test results - 50% of the grade.
The condition for admission to pass the subject is compulsory attendance ac-cording to the Study Regulations of the Faculty of Applied Linguistics.
It must be taken into account that in order to complete the course successfully a student needs to demonstrate achievements in every the above mentioned cate-gories (a student who receives the 0% in one of the categories, won't complete the course, which means that he/she did not demonstrate any activity in none of them).
99 – 100% - 5 (excellent)
93 - 98% - 5 (very good)
87 - 92% - 4,5 (fairly good)
77 - 86% - 4 (good)
71 - 76% - 3,5 (satisfactory plus)
60 - 70% - 3 (satisfactory)
The coursebook: Ana Adamovičová - Darina Ivanovová: Basic Czech I, Pra-ha 2013.
Ana Adamovičová-Darina Ivanovová, - Milan Hrdlička: Basic Czech II, Praha 2014.
dictionaries, additional materials provided by the lecturer, recordings etc.
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