OJZ 550 - Czech for Foreigners

Course description:

Code: OJZ 550

Title: “Survival“ Czech for foreigners

Abbreviation: CFF

Length: one semester

Level (CEFR): A0

Credits: 0

Target participants: International students

Entry requirement/level of the course (CEFR): A0

Aims: Learn and practice basic Czech vocabulary and practical grammar, aimed at the workplace environment as well as the skills required for everyday life in the Czech Republic.

Content and Approach:

Grammar: key verbs in the „simple“ (imperfect) tenses - past, present and future
Conversation using all three tenses
Colloquial/used language
Useful vocabulary for the workplace and various situation-based settings (ordering food, shopping, making appointments)
Skills role-plays: telephoning, exchanging pleasantries, making a good impression
Reading: Study and discussion of short basic texts
Writing: Guidelines and practice of simple writing tasks, e.g. a short email


We expect the following from students:

  • Regular attendance (maximum three absences)
  • Active participation in English in class
  • Homework
  • Passing quizzes and tests with a minimum number of points as determined by individual instructors


A minimum of one hour of homework is expected per week.

Materials: available on Moodle

Other requirements:

  • It is not possible to attend this course without registering on-line first (STAG).