Czech as a foreign language

Profile of the programme and key learning outcomes

 

The Czech as a foreign language field of study aims to provide graduates with:

  • Thorough preparation in theoretical subjects (phonetics, morphology, syntax, lexicology, word formation, stylistics, discourse, pragmalinguistics, psycholinguistics, the culture and literature of Czech lands, awareness of the socio-cultural background of students in courses). That will form the basis for a profound understanding of the peculiarities of the Czech language system as an inflectional language and the peculiarities of its socio-cultural use (i.e. the peculiarities of the sound of the language, its lexical, morphological and syntactical side, the pragmalinguistic peculiarities of Czech intracultural and intercultural communication). 
     
  • Theoretical and practical awareness of methodology for the effective management of the teaching of adults.This includes assessing the level and language needs of a particular group of students/individuals; preparing a study programme corresponding and responding to learner needs and abilities; clearly defining lesson aims and choosing effective methods to achieve these aims; developing an ability to choose appropriate and effective study materials, and to create one’s own materials; managing lessons with reference to age characteristics and learning styles of individuals; assessing learning progress by both formal and informal methods; and providing course participants with qualitative feedback on their performance and progress.
     
  • Functional knowledge of another foreign language (at A2/B1/B2 levels of the European Reference Frame for Languages) that will help the graduate to find employment.

 

The number of lessons for individual subjects, the division of subjects into study modules and their focus on the necessary theoretical basis and practical needs of a foreign language teacher, correspond to the profile of the BA graduate.