Czech 116A: Introductory Czech

Ellen Langer | MWF 11-12 | 6307 Dwinelle  | 4 units

Grammar review, advanced grammar topics, vocabulary development, improvement of reading, writing, listening, and speaking competence/confidence. Readings consisting of literary texts and short readings in history, music, art, as well as regular readings from the Czech on-line press; grammar notes and exercises to be handed out in class as needed. Students will read in a variety of subject areas to develop a well-rounded vocabulary and historical and cultural framework. Weekly writing assignments such as journal-keeping and short essays or dialogs.  Listening comprehension exercises based on classics of Czech film and on audio CDs/tapes. Written homework, reading assignments, midterm, oral report, and final exam.

Texts:

 Chcete ještě lépe mluvit česky. Remediosová and Čechová. Harry Putz. ISBN: 978-80-86727-16-5

Optional: Josef Fronek, English-Czech, Czech-English Dictionary. Leda: ISBN-13: 978-8073352837

Prerequisites: Czech 26B or consent of instructor