UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Prague, Czech Republic


Czech Level 3 Upper Intermediate

Course description: Level 3 is for people who completed Level 2 or who have sound knowledge of the language acquired through extensive visits to the country or through self-study. 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: family relations in more detail, offices and institutions, restaurant, looking for a flat or house, short story, transport and travelling, jobs and professions, CV and application forms, holidays, traditions and celebrations in the Czech Republic and abroad, wishes.

Cultural references: typical Czech holidays and traditions, music and culture, Czech humour.

Functions: speaking about more complex relations within a family including problems, challenges and family events, managing official conversation in an institution, filling in a form, socialising in a restaurant, advertising or reacting to an advertisement, buying or selling house or flat, understanding simple short stories and extracting important information, speaking about travelling, speaking about professions and work experience, writing a CV, speaking about traditions and holidays in the Czech Republic and in the world, writing holiday/Christmas and other cards.

Grammar: revision of all cases in singular, accusative and locative in plural, personal, possessive, demonstrative, interrogative, indefinite and negative pronouns, aspect of verbs, diminutives.

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