About the evening course

Basic information

Term

Winter semester: 8 September 2020 – 17 December 2020 (enrolment until 30 September 2020)

Summer semester: 5 January 2021 – 15 April 2021 (enrolment until 18 December 2020)

Schedule

Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

(online course: time zone UTC+2, from 25 October 2020 UTC+1)

Course location

In classrooms of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in the center of Prague

  • Na Příkopě 584/29, Prague 1
  • Celetná 20, Prague 1
  • nám. Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1

or

  • online (conferencing system: zoom + moodle)

Price

registration fee: CZK 1 000 CZK (payment with the application form)

course fee: CZK 9 900 (payment until 18 December 2020)

Language level

Beginner (A1), Low intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1)

CHECK YOUR LANGUAGE LEVEL HERE

Student groups

A maximum of 12 students in a group (separation into groups is based on an (online) placement test and an (online) interview)

Number of teaching hours (TH)

60 THs per semester, 1 TH = 45 minutes

The course fee includes:

  • 60 THs of instruction
  • Czech Language Certificate Exams (CCE), levels A2, B1 and B2 + preparation for them (http://ujop.cuni.cz/en/exam/czech-language-certificate-exam)
  • Study materials
  • Option of consultation with teachers
  • Charler University Course certificate

Organizational and GDPR terms and conditions

Winter semester 2020/2021: Download here:

Summer semester 2020/2021: Download here:

Attendance:

The course begins at the exact time set out in the schedule. If a student is more than 15 minutes late, it is considered an absence for the specific class.

In the event of an absence, the student must excuse themselves no later than by the beginning of the lesson, otherwise it is considered an unexcused absence. The student always announces an absence to their instructor. In the event of an absence of more than three teaching days, the student announces the absence to the programme administrator.

If attendance in the course is lower than 70% of the hourly composition of the course, the student will not be evaluated for this course and will receive the mark N (unclassified) on the certificate.

Short-term absence (1 to 2 teaching days) -> Announce absence to your instructor
Long-term absence (over 3 teaching days) -> Announce abscence to programme administrator

Certificate and Certificate Exam

At the end of each semester, students obtain a certificate with the marks from the subjects that they studied.
Structure of evaluation:

Excellent Very good Good Insufficient Unclassified
A  A-  B  B-  C  D  N 
100-
90 %
1 
80-
89 %
1,5 
70-
79 %
2 
60-
69 %
2,5 
50-
59 %
3 
<50 %
4 
absence >30 % 

The student may also register for the Czech Language Certificate Exam (ALTE), levels A2, B1 and B2.

Late entry into the programme:

You can join the semester no later than by the end of September. If the delay is any longer than this you will not be able to participate in the courses. You have to inform the programme administrator about your delay.

In individual cases may students (mostly intermediate or native Slavic speakers) join the programme even later, but always after the consultation with the academic coordinator of the programme.

Framework study plans

Study plans for the Czech Studies programme are divided into two basic modules so that students acquire and develop language competence and communication skills according to their level of knowledge of the Czech language (from complete beginner to very advanced). The schedules for the modules and syllabi are adapted during the semesters in order to meet the needs of our students.

Module for beginning and elementary students – A1 and A2  according to the CEFR

This module is intended for beginning and elementary students. The basis of instruction is a language course of grammar and conversation. Students also take other lessons geared especially to training pronunciation and acquiring basic knowledge of Czech spelling. In groups of beginners, lessons may be taught partially in English. The schedule is governed by the following study plan:

Course name Number of lessons per week
Language courses for beginners (grammar and conversation) 4

The aim of the module is to acquire the following:

  • A basic knowledge of grammar
  • The ability to communicate successfully in normal everyday situations

Module for intermediate students – B1 according to the CEFR

This module is intended for intermediate students, and the language of instruction is exclusively Czech. The module allows students to fully develop their previous knowledge.  The schedule is governed by the following study plan:

Course name Number of lessons per week
Communication and grammar exercises 4

The aim of the module is to acquire the following:

  • The ability to develop previous grammar knowledge
  • The ability to communicate successfully in a variety of situations – in the family, at school, or at work, to discuss and to keep a dialogue
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