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Study Czech at NCCU

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Study Czech at NCCU

Study Czech at NCCU
All the students at NCCU have the possibility to study Czech language. However, for students of Department of Slavic’s Czech language is their minor. The number of student of Czech language at NCCU varies every semester because of students ‘studies abroad (in Czech Republic, Poland or Russia). This semester there is over 30 talented students of Czech language.
 
Teachers
Melissa Shih-hui Lin received her Ph.D. in General linguistics from Charles University in Prague in 2002. From 2003 to 2011, she taught at the Department of Indigenous languages and Communication at Donghwa University in Taiwan. Currently she is Associate Professor of Slavic languages and literature department at Chengchi University in Taiwan. Her research interests are sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, Czech and Taiwan indigenous languages.
Mgr. Ondřej Geppert is Czech language lecturer and exchange teacher from Palacký University in Olomouc. He is currently doing his Ph.D. there, too. He has taught at NCCU as of September 2014. From 2011 he prepared foreign students at Charles University in Prague. He is a tutor of e-learning courses for Czech language examiners and he participates on the project of Czech Students’ Corpus.   
 
  Courses
Name of the course
Length
Lessons´ Topics
Reached Level
Czech Language I
2 semesters
3 hrs/ week
1st semester: Demonstrative pronoun, Personal pronouns and Possessive pronouns, Czech genders, Cardinal numerals, Adjectives, Adverbs of Place, Quantity Adverbs, Present tense of Czech verbs, Modal verbs, Accusative, Vocative case
 
2nd semester: Past tense of Czech verbs, Genitive singular, Genitive plural, Locative singular, Ordinal numerals, Dates and months, Telling the time, Habitual verbs
This course is based for students who have no or very limited knowledge of Czech language.
The graduate students at the Level A1 of CEFR:
- can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases;
 - can introduce him/ herself and others, details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has;
- can interact in a simple way
 
 
 
 
Czech Language II
2 semesters
3 hrs/ week
1st semester: Reflexive pronoun, Dative singular, Instrument singular, Future tense of Czech verbs, Imperfective and perfective future tense, Imperative
 
2nd semester: Regular and irregular comparatives and superlatives of adjectives and adverbs, Conditional, Relative clauses, Dative plural, Locative plural, Instrumental plural, Declension of numbers, Declension of nouns of foreign origin
This course is based for students who have limited or elementary knowledge of Czech.
The graduate students at the Level A2 of CEFR:
- can understand the very basic personal  family information, topics like shopping, study and orientation;
 - can communicate in simple, routine & direct information exchange on familiar matters;
 - can describe in simple way his/her background, immediate environment and matters in need
 
 
Czech Language III
2 semesters
3 hrs/ week
Reading: “The little prince”
Verbs: aspect; past tense of perfective verbs
Verbs: aspect; future tense of perfective verbs
Prefixes, Long and short verbs of motion
Conditional
Reflexive passive forms
Compound passive forms
This course is based for students who have lower intermediate knowledge of Czech language.
The graduate students should reach the B1/1 (CEFR) or Intermediate level. At this level students:
- can understand the main points of input on familiar matters, e.g. work, school, leisure;
- can deal with most situations arise while travelling;
- can produce simple text on familiar topics;
- can describe experience and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give opinions and plans
Czech Conversation I
2 semesters
3 hrs/ week
1st semester: Czech alphabet and pronunciation, Daily routine (present tense, nouns, quest.)
When, days of the week, time, Where, space description
Restaurant (voc., dialogues, listening), Food & Drinks
Orientation in the town (dialogues, listening)
Adjectives, pronouns, My family: describe parents, friends
 
2nd semester: Reading & Listening Ex., How long/often, verbs & prep. of movement, revision of verbs + irregular v.
Past tense, Speaking – Quest. & Answers about yours/others experience: Writing
Likes & Dislikes, Speaking: Formal interview
Conversation: Shopping and clothing, My room/apartment
See Czech Language 1
Students will develop practical knowledge of Czech: conversation in everyday situations (i.e. restaurants, shops, train stations, etc.); successful usage of limited amount of grammar in their communication; getting greater confidence in speaking Czech
 
Czech Conversation II
2 semesters
3 hrs/ week
1st semester: Verbs of motion, genitive sg. a pl., time data and other numerals, expression of quantity, (in)perfective verbs, prefixes & prepositions; My Flat (Listening, Speaking, Adverts), Travelling, time management; Locative sg. – use of prepositions, pronouns
Seasons & weather: Listening
 
2nd semester: Conversation: My friends, studies & free time, personal relations; Review – declination; My body, At the doctor’s, Health & Illness – medicine, injuries, parts of the body, emergency talks;
Dative/ instr. sg.: use, prepositions, pronouns in dat., verbs with dat./ instr. & reflexive pronouns; clothes & fashion, shopping
See Czech Language 2
Students will basically: improve and develop the language skills, practical knowledge of Czech language; gain more information on CR;
Communicate in everyday situations (i.e. shops & other services, doctors, etc.); extend the basic foundation necessary for gaining conversational ability
Readings of Czech Literature (elect.)
1 semester
Seminar on selected crucial works of Czech literature
Student will analyse and get known both poetry and novels of the most important authors in Czech literature
Introduction to the Czech Republic
1 semester
 
Basic facts about Czech Republic in categories like e.g. geography, history, art, culture
Students will get familiar with more facts about CR. They should get the similar knowledge as those applying for Czech citizenship
Czech language and culture
Summer course
This course is designed to send the students to the Czech language summer school of Charles University in Prague for two weeks.
To improve Czech proficiency, knowledge of cultural differences and to get known Czech manners.
 
The main textbooks used in the courses Czech I, Czech II and Czech III are “Communicative Czech - Elementary Czech”and “Communicative Czech – Intermediate Czech”(1996) by Ivana Bednářová and Magdalena Pintarová, and also “New Czech Step by Step”(2008) and Czech Express 1-3 (2007–2014) by Lída Holá. Lessons of “Czech Conversation” use textbooks “Basic Czech I-II (2009–2012) by Ana Adamovičová & et. al. and Čeština pro život (2008) by Alena Nekovářová. 
Current Activities
6th May 2015 Day of Slavonic cuisine: come and enjoy taste of Czech cuisine. We will prepare goulash (salty dish) and noodles with poppy seeds (sweet dish). See our event at dishes at https://www.facebook.com/NCCUSLAVICS 
12th May 2015 World Food Festival: at our stand there will be garlic soup, carrot pork, goulash and honey cake. Come to main NCCU Street in from of administration building and taste it! https://www.facebook.com/nccuworldfestival?fref=ts
21st May 2015 Competition: Czech competition for students organised with support of Czech Economic and Cultural Office. Video, Logo design, Facts about Czech Republic. Prize for winners guaranteed. FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/747026835413787/
30th-31st May: Slavic Camp, we will be presenting Czech culture, eat Czech meal (garlic soup, snacks etc.) and learn you dance traditional Czech folk dance – Polka.
15th July – 5th August 2015 Summer School of Slavonic Languages (Olomouc, Czech Republic): we will travel with students to the Czech Republic and will participate on Summer School in Olomouc. In addition, there will be extra trips to UNESCO cities including Prague, walks in protected landscape area and of course castle, chateaux and a baroque churches. Join our FB event to get known more!
 
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