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Professional Language Preparation I - GAF259
Title: Professional Language Preparation I
Guaranteed by: Section of Foreign Languages (16-16250)
Faculty: Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: winter s.:
summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/28, C [HS]
summer s.:0/28, C [HS]
Capacity: winter:unknown / 72 (unknown)
summer:unknown / 77 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
Explanation: (F 1.r., 1.r.ZBP)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Mgr. Zuzana Novická
Annotation -
Within the subject Professional language preparation, there is a course of the Czech language for Foreigners designed to the foreign students whose native language is not Czech and who study the programme of Pharmacy in English. Czech Language course is optional but passing the examination in Czech Language is compulsory. The course of the Czech language takes 4 semesters. Students can register for the courses of Czech Language only for the whole academic year, it means for both semesters in the 1st and/or both semesters of the 2nd section of study. The achieved language competence is the first step to be able to communicate, read, write and translate texts in the Czech language before they start learning the basics of Medical and Pharmaceutical Czech. Is it essential that the students successfully complete the course till the end of the 3rd year of study. Students practise exercises on the basic lexical items, grammar, phrases, new thematical topics, synonyms, oral communication, reading comprehension and translation of short texts from different areas of life. The course focuses on the use of real communicative situations to systematically develop all the language skills, both passive (reading and listening comprehension) and active (writing and speaking). At the end of the course students should be able to manage basic communicative situations and to understand written texts in Czech.
Last update: Novická Zuzana, Mgr. (20.09.2023)
Course completion requirements -

Study programme:  Pharmacy

Czech Language is optional but passing the examination in Czech Language is compulsory and is taken at the end of the fourth semester in the second year of study or any time during the third year of study. Duration of the course is 4 semesters. Students can register for the courses of Czech Language only for the whole year, it means for both semesters in the 1st and/or both semesters of the 2nd section of study.

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Active seminar attendance (75%)
  2. Active home preparation for the seminars
  3. Pass successfully (70%) written credit test (grammar, word order, conjugation, declination, phrases, vocabulary and idioms, translation, reading and writing comprehension)
Last update: Novická Zuzana, Mgr. (20.09.2023)
Literature -

Obligatory:

  • Holá, Lída. New Czech step by step. Praha: Akropolis, 2005, 244 s. ISBN 80-86903-07-9.
  • Holá, Lída. New czech step by step : activity book. Praha: Akropolis, 2006, 127 s. ISBN 80-86903-33-8.
  • Holá, Lída, Bořilová, Pavla. Čeština expres 1 : [úroveň] A1/1 : [anglická verze]. Praha: Akropolis, 2011, 96 s. ISBN 978-80-87481-22-6.
  • Holá, Lída, Bořilová, Pavla. Čeština expres 2 : [úroveň] A1/2 : [anglická verze]. Praha: Akropolis, 2011, 96 s. ISBN 978-80-87481-26-4.

Recommended:

  • Holá, Lída. Czech express 1. Praha: Akropolis, 2006, 103 s. ISBN 80-86903-17-6.
  • Holá, Lída. Czech express 2. Praha: Akropolis, 2006, 98 s. ISBN 80-86903-24-9.
  • Holá, Lída, Bořilová, Pavla. Czech express 3. Praha: Akropolis, 2014, 106 s. ISBN 978-80-7470-032-3.
  • Holá, Lída. Česká gramatika v kostce. Praha: Akropolis, 2004, 4 s. ISBN 80-903417-5-6.

Last update: Novická Zuzana, Mgr. (20.09.2023)
Syllabus -

Czech language for foreign students

 

1st year, winter semester

 

  1. Unit 1 Let´s introduce ourselves

    Useful phrases. Pronunciation. Formal/informal dialogues.

  2. Unit 1

    Personal pronouns. Verb být. Alphabet. Numbers 0-10

  3. Unit 1

    Who is it? What do they do for living? I. Conjugation of verbs in present tense: dělat, rozumět, pracovat

  4. Unit 1

    Who is it? What do they do for living? II. Using you sg. x pl. Verbs in present tense

  5. Unit 1

    Personal information. Verb mít. Revision

  6. Unit 2 Where is it?

    Vocabulary of location. Gender: substantives in nominative singular

  7. Unit 2

    Excuse me, where is…? Ways of transport in instrumental. Verb jít x jet.  Directions (adverbs)

  8. Unit 2

    Directions. Locations. Adverbs

  9. Unit 2

    How to write an e-mail. Constructions: líbí se mi and chutná mi.

  10. Unit 2

    Numbers 10- 1000.  Revision

  11. Unit 3 Food and drink

    Vocabulary for food and drink. Gender. Menu

  12. Unit 3

    At the restaurant. Phrases. Accusative sg.

  13. Unit 3

    What do you like? Conjugation of číst, pít, chtít, jíst, mít rád

  14. Unit 3

    Invitation for a cup of coffee. Negative question. Revision

      

1st year, summer semester

 

  1. Unit 4 My family

    Possessive pronouns. Family members

  2. Unit 4

    Peter´s family. Verb jmenovat se. Possessive adjectives

  3. Unit 4

    Jaký/jaká/jaké. Gender of adjectives. Vocabulary: adjectives

  4. Unit 4

    Mám + accusative sg.

  5. Unit 4

    Numbers 1000 – 10000. How much is it? Currency. Revision

  6. Unit 5 When/what time is it?

    When are we to meet? Time expressions, parts of the day. What time is it?

  7. Unit 5

    Marina´s day. What do you like doing rád + verb. Verbs: daily activities

  8. Unit 5

    Revision of rád + verb. Mít rád + substantives. Time expressions

  9. Unit 5

    Marina´s week I. Modal verbs chtít, muset, moct, umět. Days of the week

  10. Unit 5

    Marina´s week II. Prepositions od and do. Revision

  11. Unit 6 What have you been doing today?

    Expressing Czech past tense, regular and irregular l-forms

  12. Unit 6

    Second position of to be in the sentence. When was it? Practising past tense

  13. Unit 6

    Where were you? Locative singular. Expressions of location. Prepositions v/ve, na, u

  14. Unit 6:

    Can you guess who was …? Verbs vědět and znát. Countries, nationalities, languages. Revision

 

 

Last update: Novická Zuzana, Mgr. (20.09.2023)
Learning resources -
Teaching methods -

Seminar
Czech language for foreign students (Professional language preparation I) in the study programme Pharmacy is held in the first two semesters in the first section of study once a week for 2 lessons i.e. 90 minutes and the complete amount of lessons for this subject in the first section of study is 56 lessons.

Language skills (listening, text comprehension, vocabulary and vocabulary exercises, grammar exercises, spoken and written speech) are practiced in the seminars by available modern methods. Great emphasis is put on students' self-expression.

Last update: Novická Zuzana, Mgr. (20.09.2023)
Requirements to the exam -

Study programme:  Pharmacy

Czech Language is optional but passing the examination in Czech Language is compulsory and is taken at the end of the fourth semester in the second year of study or any time during the third year of study . Duration of the course is 4 semesters. Students can register for the courses of Czech Language only for the whole year, it means for both semesters in the 1st and/or both semesters of the 2nd section of study.

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Active seminar attendance (75%)
  2. Active home preparation for the seminars
  3. Pass successfully (70%) written credit test (grammar, word order, conjugation, declination, phrases, vocabulary and idioms, translation, reading and writing comprehension)

EXAM REQUIREMENTS:

The students will write a test checking their knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension.

For successful passing the test 70% is needed.

At the oral part of the exam the students will talk about one topic of the following topics and they will present their knowledge of common conversational phrases, basic vocabulary, the most important grammatical principles.

Last update: Novická Zuzana, Mgr. (20.09.2023)
 
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