Czech course outline

The Cactus Course Outlines provide a learning framework for the Cactus Foreign Language Evening Courses. They are designed to provide you with a good idea of what you might cover over a 10-week period, and include typical themes, grammar and vocabulary fields. They are flexible rather than prescriptive, in that our teachers may decide to adapt their learning plans to the specific level, aims and interests of their classes. Use the tabs below to view the relevant Czech course outline for your level.

Czech Beginner 1

Topics & Vocabulary:

  • Introductions –where from, family
  • Greeting people
  • Eating & drinking
  • Jobs
  • Likes & dislikes
  • Travel and getting around: simple directions
  • Places – shops, important buildings
  • Describing things and places: size, shape, age, speed, colour, etc.
  • Numbers 1 – 10

Grammar:

  • Basic conjugation – verbs to be, to have and other basic verbs
  • Present tense
  • Future – Simple future tense using construction ‘budu’
  • Pronouns – personal, possessive, demonstrative, interrogative
  • Singular vs. Plural
  • Word order – sentence, question
  • Questions and question words
  • Gender – nouns, adjectives, numerals
  • Construction ‘jaký’ – what kind of, what sort of
  • Giving instructions –
  • Key cases – nominative, vocative

Cultural Content:

  • Invitations, offers, suggestions, requests
  • Everyday Czech Culture
  • Everyday speaking and polite forms of speech
  • Seasonal festivals, Saints’ days
  • The Czech diaspora
  • Idiomatic expressions
  • Facts about the Czech Republic: property, holidays, climate, etc

Skills Work:

  • Lots of speaking/active practice
  • Alphabet / Writing / Reading
  • Lots of listening
  • Pronunciation – key sounds

Czech Beginner 2

Topics & Vocabulary:

  • Talking about self & others, inc. family – key personal info
  • Who/which/what/how/when/where/how much/many
  • Jobs
  • Travel and getting around – Directions
  • Holidays
  • Hotels & restaurants
  • Leisure Time
  • Money & shopping, Some/any
  • Describing people
  • Town & Country
  • Home
  • Common feelings & emotions

Grammar:

  • Review & practise level 1 grammar
  • The future tense using construction ‘budu’
  • Ability and permission, different ways of saying ‘to know’
  • Cases – accusative, prepositions
  • Adjectives & adverbs

Cultural Content:

  • Meeting and greeting people
  • Agreeing and refusing
  • Czech – language and history
  • Seasonal festivals, Saints’ days

Skills Work:

  • Lots of speaking/active practice
  • Lots of listening
  • Pronunciation – key sounds

Czech Beginner 3

Topics & Vocabulary:

  • Talking about self & others, inc. family – key personal info
  • Who/which/what/how/when/where/how much/many
  • Jobs
  • Travel
  • Holidays
  • Eating & drinking
  • Health/illness
  • Meetings
  • Leisure Time
  • Money & shopping
  • Describing people

Grammar:

  • Present and future tenses
  • Regular and irregular conjugation
  • Basic locative and genitive
  • Modality
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Case, numbers and agreement

Cultural Content:

  • Geography, cities and accommodation
  • The cultural of dining out and visiting
  • Sports and leisure
  • The Czech Republic and Ex-Czechoslovakia: religion and politics
  • Seasonal festivals, Saints’ days
  • Common signs

Skills Work:

  • Lots of speaking/active practice
  • Lots of listening
  • Pronunciation – key sounds
 

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