Online semestral course

Basic information

Term

Winter semester 2020/2021: 21 September 2020 – 18 December 2020 (enrolment latest until 23 October 2020)

Summer semester 2020/2021: 15 February 2021 – 14 May 2021 (enrolment latest until 1 February 2021)

Schedule

Every day from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (time zone UTC+2, from 25 October 2020 UTC+1)

Course location

Online (combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning)
Conferencing system: zoom + moodle

Price

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

course fee: CZK 36,000 (payment until 1 February 2021)

Language level

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

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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)

240 THs per semester, 1 TH = 45 minutes

level A1: 14 THs of synchronous learning + 6 THs of asynchronous learning

level B1: 12 THs of synchronous learning + 8 THs of asynchronous learning

The course fee includes:

  • 240 THs of instruction
  • Individual phonetics lessons (part 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)
  • Electronic study materials
  • Course certificate

Organizational and GDPR terms and conditions

Winter semester 2020/2021: Download here:

Summer semester 2020/2021: Download here:

Attendance:

Mandatory part in online synchronous learning mode and completion of assignment in asynchronous learning mode during the term.
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 synchronous 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 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. If a student is unclassified in one of more courses, they may continue their studies only with the consent of the academic coordinator of the programme.
If a student receives four unexcused absences in the synchronous learning mode (one absence = 90 minutes), the student is expelled from the programme without any entitlement to compensation of the course fee.

4 and more unexcused absences -> Expelled from the programme
Excused absences > 30% -> Unclassified (N) in the specific course
Excused absences > 50% -> Unclassified (N) in all courses

 

Short-term absence (1 to 2 days) -> Announce absence to your instructor
Long-term absence (over 3 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 Exams (CCE), levels A2, B1 and B2.

Late entry into the programme:

You can join the semester no later than four weeks after the official start of the programme after taking a placement test and interview and if there are vacancies in the course.

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. Full mastery of the levels usually takes two semesters. The schedule is governed by the following study plan:

Course name Number of lessons per week
Language courses for beginners (grammar) 10 
Listening and pronunciation 2 
Reading 2
Written expression 2 
Conversation and vocabulary development 4
  Total: 20 per week

The aim of the module is to acquire the following:

  • A vocabulary of 2200-2800 Czech words
  • A basic knowledge of grammar (morphology and syntax) and word formation
  • A basic overview of Czech life and institutions (holidays and traditions, history, living, food, behavior)
  • 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. Instruction in a joint foundation is divided into courses according to linguistic disciplines (morphology, syntax, lexicology, oral and written expression, reading, etc.). Students acquire the practical knowledge and skills necessary for their daily lives and work (Czech for life). Mastery of the level normally takes two semesters. The schedule is governed by the following study plan:

Course name Number of lessons per week
Joint foundation:
Basics of Czech grammar 6
Communication and grammar exercises
Listening 2
Written expression 2 
Conversation and vocabulary development 4 
Reading 2
  Total: 20 per week

The aim of the module is to acquire the following:

  • A vocabulary of 2800–4000 Czech words
  • The ability to use Czech to study at the university
  • The ability to communicate successfully in a variety of situations – in the family, at school, or at work
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