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Czech Level 4 Advanced

Course description: Level 4 is for people who completed Level 3 or who have good knowledge of the language acquired through living in the country or through using Czech regularly. The course runs over three ten week terms and each session is two hours long. The course includes all four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The course will cover the following:

Topics: people and things, less common objects of everyday use, shopping and services in more detail, gender in society and other societal challenges, invitation to a Czech family, sports and games, health and lifestyle, culture and arts, film and TV.

Cultural references: regional customs, arts and crafts, films, essential literature texts, Czech humour.

Functions: describing all objects of everyday use including modern technology, managing communication in services, ordering repairs, extracting important information from articles, speaking about challenges in the family and in the society, communicating with a Czech family in their home environment, speaking about sports and games, discussing health and lifestyle in Czech, speaking about culture, following films and TV programmes in Czech.

Grammar: colloquial Czech, time expressions, aspect of verbs, the expressions když and až, verbs of motions, object-centred constructions with accusative and dative, word formation (prefixes, derivation), possessive adjectives.

Study materials: Česky krok za krokem 2 by Lída Holá and Pavla Bořilová, teacher’s materials.