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 are you from?
  • Greeting people
  • Eating & drinking
  • Local places and transport
  • Places – shops, important buildings
  • Common expressions
  • Alphabet
  • Numbers 1 – 10

Grammar:

  • Basic conjugation – verbs to be, to have and other basic verbs
  • Present tense
  • Singular vs. Plural
  • Word order – sentence, question
  • Questions and question words
  • Gender – nouns, adjectives, numerals
  • Key cases – nominative, vocative

Cultural Content:

  • Everyday Czech Culture
  • Everyday speaking and polite forms of speech
  • Seasonal festivals, Saints’ days
  • The Czech diaspora
  • Idiomatic expressions

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 and pets
  • Asking questions
  • Jobs
  • Leisure Time
  • Entertainment
  • Describing people and feelings
  • Telling the time
  • Common expressions

Grammar:

  • Review & practise level 1 grammar
  • The future tense using construction ‘budu’
  • Pronouns – personal, possessive, demonstrative, interrogative
  • Nouns and adjectives
  • Subject / object
  • Modal verbs

Cultural Content:

  • 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:

  • Holidays
  • Famous Czechs
  • Daily routines & activities
  • Hobbies
  • The weather
  • Story telling

Grammar:

  • Regular and irregular conjugation
  • Basic locative and genitive
  • Past simple
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Case, numbers and agreement
  • Static verb
  • Prepositions

Cultural Content:

  • Famous Czechs
  • Places to visit
  • Cultural differences

Skills Work:

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

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