UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


SEEC0010 Czech Language Level 3a: Comprehension

SEEC00012 Czech Language Level 3b: Production

UCL Credits: 30

Total Learning Hours: 300

ECTS: 15

Level: Advanced

Course Unit: 0.5 + 0.5

Terms 1 and 2

Module Coordinator: Lucie Wiseman

Taught By: Lucie Wiseman

To find out more about this module, please contact the Module Coordinator.

Weekly Contact Hours:  4 hours per week


Open to students who have successfully completed Czech Level 2 or who can demonstrate equivalent competence

Compulsory Module for: Czech and East European Studies, Russian and Czech, Russian with Czech, Modern Languages combined degrees of which Czech is a component

Summative Assessment

Czech Language Level 3A: 45 minute aural examination (20%); 2 hour written examination (50%); coursework consisting of portfolio of assignments totalling 5000 words (30%).

Czech Language Level 3B: 20 minute oral examination (40%); 3 hour written examination (60%).

Formative Coursework

Progress is carefully monitored in class throughout the course. A number of formative assessment tasks (reading and translating in class, writing and delivering presentations) and homework exercises are set regularly.

Module Outline

This is a course for students who have successfully completed Czech Language Level 2 course, or who can demonstrate equivalent competence in Czech. The course consists of two components, comprehension and production, each of which has the value of 0.5 of a course-unit (see Course Details above). Both components are taught in conjunction. Students who successfully complete this course should be able to function effectively and with confidence in an extensive range of academic, professional and social situations, and also to have gained a metalinguistic perspective on translation issues.


By the end of the course students should be able:

  • to understand authentic spoken and written Czech from unpredictable topic areas; to extract required information and record it accurately and coherently in English
  • to manipulate spoken and written Czech in any situation with appropriate, accurate and elaborate use of lexis and grammatical structures in a wide variety of contexts and registers; to seek, provide and refine opinions and information in sustained spoken and written interchanges in Czech; to speak and write confidently and accurately about key issues relating to life and culture in the Czech Republic and societies where Czech is spoken
  • to demonstrate knowledge and active use of more complex grammatical structures and a wide range of vocabulary, register and styles in Czech.

Indicative Texts

Course materials produced by the teacher will be provided.

Core learning materials:

Bischofová, J; Hasil, J; Hrdlička, M; Kramářová, J (2011, 1st edition 1999). Čeština pro středně a více pokročilé. Prague.

Trnková, A. (1994) Textová cvičebnice českého jazyka. Prague.

Please note: This outline is accurate at the time of publication. Minor amendments may be made prior to the start of the academic year.