College of Liberal Arts & SciencesUniversity of Florida

Czech Studies Curriculum: Language Courses

The language program offers beginning and intermediate level Czech with the possibility of directed studies for advanced language students. Courses are offered in sequences that rotate between Fall and Spring semesters. The language courses are geared toward developing proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. A significant part of the courses is dedicated to building cultural proficiency, as well.

CZE 1130: Introduction to Czech Language & Culture 1

Credits: 5

Whether your interest in Czech is social, academic or professional, knowledge of the Czech language will enrich your interaction with Czechs and Czech culture. This course aims to develop your communicative abilities in Czech - reading, writing, listening and speaking - while acquainting you with various aspects of Czech life. After the first-year sequence, you be able to converse with Czechs about your daily life, opinions, and interests. You will also gain the skills and strategies to begin studying sources related to your academic or professional interests.

For more information, please contact the instructor: Holly Raynard

CZE 1131: Introduction to Czech Language & Culture 2

Prerequisites: CZE 1130 (grade of 'C' or better, or 'S') or its equivalent
Credits: 5

Welcome to Czech class! Vítám vás na kurzu češtiny! Whether your interest in Czech is social, academic or professional, knowledge of the Czech language will enrich your interaction with Czechs and Czech culture. This course aims to develop your communicative abilities in Czech - reading, writing, listening and speaking - while acquainting you with various aspects of Czech life. After the first-year sequence, you be able to converse with Czechs about your daily life, opinions, and interests. You will also gain the skills and strategies to begin studying sources related to your academic or professional interests.

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CZE 2200: Intermediate Czech I

Prerequisites: CZE 1131 (grade of 'C' or better, or 'S') or its equivalent
Credits: 3

This course is intended for students who have studied Czech at the college level for one year or who have spent a significant amount of time interacting in Czech (i.e., with family members in the U.S. or while living abroad). In this class you will increase vocabulary, solidify knowledge of Czech grammar, and refine all four skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) while exploring central issues of Czech culture. We will use traditional textbooks as well as authentic materials (internet, film, print sources) to sharpen your communicative abilities and cultural proficiency.

After completing the second-year sequence, you will be able to communicate comfortably in Czech about various topics from everyday life and engage numerous authentic materials like news articles, literature and contemporary film.

For more information, please contact the instructor: Holly Raynard

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CZE 2201: Intermediate Czech II

Prerequisites: CZE 2200 (grade of 'C' or better, or 'S') or its equivalent
Credits: 3

This course is intended for students who have studied Czech at the college level for three semesters or who have spent a significant amount of time interacting in Czech (i.e., with family members in the U.S. or while living abroad). In this class you will increase vocabulary, solidify knowledge of Czech grammar, and refine all four skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) while exploring central issues of Czech culture. This semester you will also be introduced to the standards of written and colloquial Czech, and you'll have a brief overview of Slovak (in comparison to Czech). We will use traditional textbooks and prepared materials as well as a great deal of authentic materials (internet, film, print sources) to sharpen your communicative abilities as well as your cultural proficiency; you will interview Czechs (and Slovaks) as part of your assigned work. After completing the second-year sequence, you will be able to communicate comfortably in Czech about various topics from everyday life, read numerous authentic materials like news articles, literature and understand many song lyrics and dialogue from contemporary film.

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CZE 3400: Advanced Czech 1

Prerequisites: CZE 2201
Credits: 3

  • Sample Course Syllabus (currently unavailable)

Instruction in Czech language, culture, history, politics and contemporary daily life.

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CZE 3401: Advanced Czech 2

Prerequisites: CZE 3400
Credits: 3

  • Sample Course Syllabus (currently unavailable)

Continuation of instruction in Czech language, culture, history, politics and contemporary daily life.

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