Czech for Foreigners - Beginners 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
04XCESZ1 Z 2 0+2 Czech
In order to register for the course 04XCESZ2, the student must have received credit for the course 04XCESZ1 in a previous semester.
Garant předmětu:
Jana Kovářová
Slavěna Brownová
Department of Humanities and Languages

The course is designed for students on the English programme. Students will become acquainted with the main characteristics of Czech (phonetic and grammar features) and they will acquire basic language and speaking skills. The course focuses on pronounciation exercises, simple social phrases, and oral and written communication in the most common communicative situations. The course covers roughly lessons 1-5 in „Chcete mluvit česky“ by H. Remediosová and E. Čechová. At the end of the course, the students will have reached A1 (CEFR) approximately.


zero or very limited knowledge of Czech language

Syllabus of lectures:


pronounciation exercises,

greetings, social phrases,

noun and adjective singular declensions and the respective prepositions,

personal and possessive pronouns,

numerals 1-1000,

conjugation of verbs in present tense, verb aspect, basic irregular verbs (být, mít, chtít, jít, znát, vědět),

short speeches, writing of shorter texts

Topics: introduction of yourself; a room description; my family; daily routine; countries and their inhabitants; Prague, towns and cities, giving directions

Syllabus of tutorials:

The course is run as a series of seminars following the topics and scope of the syllabus mentioned above.

Study Objective:

At the end of the course, the students will have reached A1 (CEFR) approximately.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] REMEDIOSOVÁ, Helena, ČECHOVÁ, Elga. Chcete mluvit česky?/Do You Want to Speak Czech?. Liberec: Harry Putz, 2011.

[2] BOCCOU KESTŘÁNKOVÁ, Marie, ŠTĚPÁNKOVÁ, Dagmar a VODIČKOVÁ, Kateřina. Čeština pro cizince: úroveň A1 a A2. Brno: Edika, 2017.

[3] http://prirucka.ujc.cas.cz/

Recommended references:

[4] REŠKOVÁ, Ivana, PINTAROVÁ, Magdalena. Communicative Czech: elementary Czech. Brno: I. Rešková, 2009.

[5] HRONOVÁ, Karla a HRON, Josef. Čeština pro cizince = Czech for foreigners: A1-A2, B1: mini/medium. Praha: Didakta, 2008.

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Data valid to 2024-06-17
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