Courses

KCJ/CECI1 – Czech for Foreigners 1
Lecture/practical tuition:  0+3
Credits: 4
Language: English / Czech
The course KCJ/CECI1, which takes the form of practical tuition, is designed specifically for international students (non-native speakers of Czech) from non-Slavic countries (e.g., Germany, Spain, France, Turkey, Romania) who have no prior experience of the Czech language.
Beginners from Slavic countries should enrol for a course designed specifically to meet their needs – the course KCJ/CECI2 –, whereas more advanced students (regardless of their country of origin) should enrol for KCJ/CECIT.
The course KCJ/CECI1 focuses on the basics of the Czech language, the acquisition of elementary conversation skills, and the ability to produce written texts and to understand both written and spoken language. Students reinforce their knowledge of basic Czech grammar and vocabulary. In practical tuition sessions, they learn how to function in basic communicative situations (shops, restaurants, hotels, stations, study-related situations), write short messages and letters, compile a simple CV, complete a form, arrange a meeting, etc. Attention is also focused on practising grammar and pronunciation.
Teaching is both in Czech and in English.
 !!!For the classes you need to buy the textbook David, J.: Czech in Ostrava. How not to get lost in Czech and in Ostrava. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita, 2014. 154 p.; and a pocket Czech-English and English-Czech dictionary/dictionaries. They are available at the Faculty Bookstore (situated on the ground floor of the Pedagogical Faculty offices, Mlýnská Street 5; Building G).
KCJ/CECI2 – Czech for Foreigners 2
Lecture/practical tuition:  0+3
Credits: 4
Language: Czech / English
The course KCJ/ CECI2, which takes the form of practical tuition, is designed specifically for international students (non-native speakers of Czech) from Slavic countries (e.g., Poland, Ukraine, Bulgaria) who have no prior experience of the Czech language.
Beginners from non-Slavic countries should enrol for a course designed specifically to meet their needs – the course KCJ/ CECI1 –, whereas more advanced students (regardless of their country of origin) should enrol for KCJ/CECIT.
The course KCJ/ CECI2 focuses on the basics of the Czech language, the acquisition of elementary conversation skills, and the ability to produce written texts and to understand both written and spoken language. Students reinforce their knowledge of basic Czech grammar and vocabulary. In practical tuition sessions, they learn how to function in basic communicative situations (shops, restaurants, hotels, stations, study-related situations), write short messages and letters, compile a simple CV, complete a form, arrange a meeting, etc. Attention is also focused on practising grammar and pronunciation.
Teaching is both in Czech and in English.
 !!!For the classes you need to buy the textbook David, J.: Czech in Ostrava. How not to get lost in Czech and in Ostrava. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita, 2014. 154 p.; and a pocket Czech-English and English-Czech dictionary/dictionaries. They are available at the Faculty Bookstore (situated on the ground floor of the Pedagogical Faculty offices, Mlýnská Street 5; Building G).
KCJ/CECIT Czech for Foreigners – Texts
Lecture/practical tuition:  0+2
Credits: 3
Language: Czech
The course, which takes the form of practical tuition, is designed specifically for international students (non-native speakers of Czech) whose knowledge of the Czech language is at least on A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).
Working with authentic materials (including audio recordings), students are acquainted with texts of various styles and genres (e.g., TV and radio reports, interviews, fairy-tales, lectures, presentations, poetic texts, or instruction manuals). Emphasis is placed on developing students’ communication skills and reinforcing their knowledge of the relation between standard and non-standard forms, as well as on enhancing their ability to express themselves in Czech (both in written and oral texts). The tuition takes place in Czech.
Beginners from non-Slavic countries should enrol for the course KCJ/CECI1, whereas beginners from Slavic countries should enrol for the course KCJ/CECI2.
KCJ/FIKLU Film Club
Lecture/practical tuition:  0+3
Credits: 5
Language: Czech
The course presents topics from Czech, European and world cinematography. Films are presented with original sound with Czech or English subtitles, if available.
The course is taught in Czech.
KCJ/CECIM Czech for Foreigners – Erasmus Students
Lecture/practical tuition:  0+1
Credits: 3
Language: English / Czech
The course, which takes the form of practical tuition, acquaints international students
(non-native speakers of Czech) with the basics of the Czech language. It
is focused on basic grammar, phrases, specific features of Czech orthography,
pronunciation and vocabulary, and on specific issues concerning the orientation in the Czech
Republic (signs, menu, timetables, etc.). The course also covers topics from
Czech culture and history, and attention is paid to traditions, customs and the
Czech way of living. The course is taught both in Czech and in English.