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'Threshold Czech' Online Course (B1 level, CEFR)

This online Threshold Czech Language Course is intended for anyone who has achieved A2 level (according to the CEFR) in their language skills and wants to advance to B1 level (CEFR) or who needs to review their knowledge and skills at this level. The course offers instruction in English, Russian, Spanish, French and German (i.e. exercise instructions, dictionaries and explanatory texts).

The course consists of 15 lessons divided into 5 modules:

Module 1

Lesson 1: Basic information and introductions

Topic

  • Basic information, introductions
  • FIlling out forms
  • Dealing with border and customs officers

Grammar

  • Nominative singular and plural

Life in the Czech Republic

  • Emergencies

Lesson 2: Family life and cooking

Topic

  • Family and family members
  • Buying groceries
  • At a restaurant
  • Cooking

Grammar

  • Genitive singular and plural

Life in the Czech Republic

  • Social conventions and rituals

Lesson 3: Life in the city and making phone calls

Topic

  • Places around us
  • House and home
  • Travelling on public transport
  • Signs and symbols around us
  • Booking a hotel online

Grammar

  • Locative singular
  • Subject-predicate agreement

Life in the Czech Republic

  • Tourism
  • Unesco monuments

Progress Test 1

Grammar

  • grammar: Lessons 1–3

Vocabulary

  • vocabulary: Lessons 1–3

Module 2

Lesson 4: Sport and culture

Topic

  • Free time and sport
  • Expressing happiness or sadness, satisfaction or dissatisfaction
  • Degrees of surprise

Grammar

  • Vocative
  • Perfect and imperfect
  • Relative pronoun “který”

Life in the Czech Republic

  • Travel
  • Sport

Lesson 5: Work and study

Topic

  • Work and study
  • Replying to an advertisement

Grammar

  • Dative singular
  • Perfect and imperfect
  • Conjunctions “jestli“ and “zda“

Life in the Czech Republic

  • C.V. and job interviews
  • Film clip – “Obecná škola” 

Lesson 6: Nature and travel

Topic

  • Nature and our surroundings
  • Travel
  • Weather forecasts

Grammar

  • Instrumental singular
  • Verbs of movement
  • Conjunctions “protože“ and “proto“

Life in the Czech Republic

  • Signs around us – outside and on the street, inside and in buildings

Progress Test 2

Grammar

  • grammar: Lessons 4–6

Vocabulary

  • vocabulary: Lessons 4–6

Module 3

Lesson 7: Transport and methods of transport

Topic

  • Road traffic
  • Forms of transport
  • Informal letters

Grammar

  • Locative plural
  • Adverbials of places
  • Verbs of movement and prefixes

Life in the Czech Republic

  • Informal letters
  • Song – Barbora píše z tábora

Lesson 8: Our options and wishes

Topic

  • Determining certainty and uncertainty, possibilities and impossibilities, appropriateness and inappropriateness
  • Possibility, ability, competence, necessity, permission
  • Wishes, intentions, interests, preferences
  • Invitations, congratulations, toasts

Grammar

  • Dative plural
  • Modal verbs
  • Conditional

Life in the Czech Republic

  • National and other holidays
  • Family holidays and celebrations
  • Visits
  • Song – Narozeninová (Birthday song)

Lesson 9: The body and health

Topic

  • Physical condition and health care
  • Physical features and characteristics

Grammar

  • Instrumental plural
  • Singularia and pluralia tantum
  • Verbs of movement and prefixes
  • Parts of the body - declensions
  • Imperative

Life in the Czech Republic

  • Temperament
  • Song– Život je jen náhoda

Progress Test 4

Grammar

  • grammar: Lessons 10–12

Vocabulary

  • vocabulary: Lessons 10–12

Module 4

Lesson 10: Home and fashion

Topic

  • House and home
  • Fashion
  • Mathematical symbols
  • Complaints

Grammar

  • Numerals: cardinal, ordinal, multiples, collective, generic
  • Numerals and countable objects
  • Predicate-subject agreement following numbers and words of quantity

Life in the Czech Republic

  • Fashion designers
  • Song – Šaty dělaj člověka  

Lesson 11: Things and their properties

Topic

  • Things and their properties
  • Collecting
  • Leisure time at the cottage or cabin
  • Town or countryside

Grammar

  • Comparison of adjectives and adverbs
  • Forming adverbs from adjectives
  • Forming nouns from adjectives
  • Characteristics

Life in the Czech Republic

  • Czech specifics
  • Country song – Rád se brouzdám rosou

Lesson 12: Society and values

Topic

  • Social problems (crime, living standards, environment etc)
  • Public administration (authorities, police, fire services)

Grammar

  • Conjunctions - review
  • Conjunctions “kdyby“ and “aby“
  • Reflexive passive
  • Pronouns “všechen“ a “sám“

Life in the Czech Republic

  • Ranking values
  • The values of Czech society
  • Song – Otázky

Progress Test 4

Grammar

  • Testing knowledge from lessons 10-12.

Vocabulary

  • Testing knowledge from lessons 10-12.

Module 5

Lesson 13: The Czech Republic in a nutshell

Topic

  • Religion
  • Politics
  • Membership in various organisations
  • Informace about the Czech Republic

Grammar

  • Noun declension - exceptions
  • Description/formation of the passive
  • Possessive adjectives

Life in the Czech Republic

  • The political situation in the Czech Republic
  • Religion in the Czech Republic
  • Czech national anthem
  • Film clip – Pelíšky

Lesson 14: A little poetry never hurt anyone

Topic

  • Formal speech
  • Expressions of time
  • Excerpts from Czech prose and poetry

Grammar

  • Declension of foreign nouns
  • Frequentative verbs
  • Verbal nouns
  • Adjectives of the type “šťasten“

Life in the Czech Republic

  • Standard and colloquial Czech
  • Film clip – Samotáři

Lesson 15: Revision test

Grammar

  • Testing knowledge from all lessons, from the whole course.

Vocabulary

  • Testing knowledge from all lessons, from the whole course.

Modules can be randomly combined – choose suitable modules according to the content described under specifications.

Tips

  • order one module and try the features and quality of the course or purchase the entire course (5 modules) and save up to 360 EUR!
  • start with the advanced modules if you already know the essentials of the Czech language
  • choose modules according to the grammar, topic and vocabulary in each lesson

Savings

The more modules you order at one time, the lower the price for each module in the set.

Lessons

Each lesson contains:

Progress Test – must be passed successfully in order to continue with the following module

Lesson 15 – grammar summary of all lessons; preparation for the final exam, which must be taken in person and is compulsory for those students who require a certificate

Additional study materials are available in the Downloads section.

Placement Test

You can apply for the course if you have reached at least A2 level standard.

If you have studied Czech before and you are not sure whether this course is suitable for you, we advise taking the placement test; on the homepage please complete all fields and answer all questions; upon clicking "Evaluate" the most suitable course for your current level will be recommended.

System requirements and demo lesson

To enter the learning management system, you must have

  • A modern web browser

    Recommended web browsers:
    Windows 10 – Mozilla Firefox version 54 or newer, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 (recommended settings)
    Windows 8.1/8, 7 – Mozilla Firefox version 54 or newer, Internet Explorer 11 (recommended settings)

    Unsupported web browsers:
    Windows 10 – Google Chrome, Opera
    Windows 8.1/8, 7 – Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer 10 or older
    Windows Vista, XP – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer
    macOS, OS X – Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera
    Linux – Google Chrome (Chromium), Opera, Mozilla Firefox
    Web browsers on mobile devices on which Adobe Flash Player cannot be installed (e.g. web browsers for Android and iOS platforms).
    Web browsers which do not support the flash technology of Adobe Flash Player.

  • JavaScript and cookies enabled on the web browser.
    All web browsers usually enable these settings.
  • Adobe Flash Player version 26 or newer.
    If the system does not include this, an installation will be suggested automatically – the only necessary step is to confirm it.
  • The minimum screen resolution must be 1024x768 px.
  • Codec H.264/MPEG-4 AVC for video playing (usually already included).
  • Consistent Internet connection at a minimum speed of 1 mbps. You can check the connection speed here.
    We recommend that you do not use mobile Internet connection as the volume of video and audio recordings included in the course is high.

We advise you to try the course first

Click here to visit sample lessons of Czech language for foreigners and English in our learning management system http://ujop.itutor.cz/student. Login and password: democj

Manuals are available in the Downloads section.

Certification

All our courses are certified by the Czech Association for Distance University Education.

Certifikát ČADUV

'Threshold Czech' Online Course

Price

1 module: €150
2 modules: €220 (you save €80)
3 modules: €290 (you save €160)
4 modules: €360 (you save €240)
5 modules: €390 (one-time course purchase price – you save €360)

DISCOUNTS - for individuals see description of each course, for more students HERE.

Course duration

1 module = 1 month of tutored self-studying
2 modules = 2 months of tutored self-studying
3 modules = 3 months of tutored self-studying
4 modules = 4 months of tutored self-studying
5 modules = 5 months of tutored self-studying

(the course period for which tutor's assistance is provided; the number of study hours is individual in e-learning – find out more about this form of study in the GENERAL INFORMATION section)

Entrance test

Placement Test

Email

cdv@ujop.cuni.cz

Method of payment

Money transfer to our bank account
Online credit/debit card payment (Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro)

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