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2021 Spring

ELEMENTARY CZECH LANGUAGE & CULTURE - CZE100/HSS100 Spring 2021


Course
Ivana Stepankova
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Lessons

Here is the course outline:

1. 2021-02-08 - Session 1

1) Intro - What do you already know in Czech 2) Pronunciation (short-long vowels, diftongs, special consonants) 3) Basic greetings and phrases (Děkuji, Prosím, Dobrý den, Na shledanou...) 4) Dialogue - p7/4 5) Syllabus, NEO, textbook 6) Numbers 1-10 7) HW-p.7/6,7 + Appendix 2-5

2. 2021-02-10 - Session 2

1) HW check (countries of origin) 2) conjugation of verbs "dělat" and "být" 3) professions - page 9 4) Numbers 1-10 (revision) , plus, minus 5) FAQs about Czech (genders, cases, synthetic language) 6) Karlínský masopust (carneval) - invitation to a "search walk" for free 7) HW - text Czech Language by T. Englund + exercises specified on the class slide

3. 2021-02-15 Session 3

1) Listening - phone numbers 2) Phone dialogues - page 10 3) Vocative = addressing people - p. 10 4) Jaký má (EVA) telefon? Jaký má email? 5) Email addresses in Czech 6) Items in my bag: V tašce mám..., ale nemám... 7) Kahoot.it - game 8) HW - review of lesson 1 - appendix

4. 2021-02-17 Session 4

1) Review of L1 vocab 2) PROSÍM - its different functions in Czech 3) Listening - Komiks - Ája Zajíčková (vocab: S dovolením. Jsem nový student, jsem nová studentka, Dále!) 4) L2 - Locations 5) Kde je to? - p. 14 (vpravo-vlevo-uprostřed...) 6) Places: p. 14 (obchod, nemocnice, divadlo, město, náměstí, nádraží...) 7) preposition "vedle" + Genitive (Kino je vedle bankY) 8) Numbers 11-19 9) HW: write about your street (Bydlím v ulici...)

5. 2021-02-22 Session 5

1) KRTEK and his author (Zdeněk Miler) 100th anniversary of birth 2) Listening comprehension - dialogue p.15/2 3) Musíte JÍT doprava vs Musíte JET doprava. (The verb "to go") 4) Map of Prague metro (Musíte jet áčkem/béčkem/céčkem) 5) Musíte jít první/druhou/třetí ulicí ... (take the 1st/2nd/3rd street to...) - page 16/10 6) Numbers 20-100 7) Czech cartoon KRTEK A METRO and its useful interjections/"small" words 8) HW - 15/5, 16/6,7 + links about Z. Miler and Krtek (Aha! Hele! Pojď! Pomóc! Ach jo! Pa pa)

6. 2021-02-24 Session 6

1) Check of HW - Phrases from a dialogue 2) Looking for VERBS in a dialogue 3) New type of conjugation - verbs ending with -it, -et (MLUVIT, ROZUMĚT, ...) 4) p. 17/4 Completing the dialogue 5) Review of 1-100 (dictation of numbers) 6) Student´s presentation on CZECH HOLIDAYS/CALENDAR 7) HW: reading ST.WENCESLAS (under Resources), p.17/3 + extra exercise sent in slides 5) HW:

7. 2021-03-01 Session 7

1) HW check 2) Minitest about SVATÝ VÁCLAV 3) Minidialogues - Asking for direction 4) Kolik stojí ...? (How much is ...? ) - Buying tickets (lístek-lístky) 5) Listening comprehension (POKLADNA - p.18/4) 6) Czech address - Kde bydlíš? - Bydlím v ulici... 7) Pronunciation practise _ Places in Prague 8) Pronunciation practise - Příští stanice "Staroměstská" 9) Numbers 100-1000 10) HW: 2 exercises on class slides

8. 2021-03-03 Session 8

1) HW check 2) Listening comprehension - answer the questions - p. 19 3) lesson 3 - Food and drinks (JÍDLO a PITÍ) 4) Jaké jídlo a pití znáte? (What food/drinks do you already know in Czech?) 5) Page 22 - match pictures 6) Jídelní lístek - menu (p.22) 7) Adjective+noun AGREEMENT in Czech - p. 23/7 (černý čaj, černá káva...Ten černý čaj je dobrý a kvalitní.) 8) Student´s presentation on Czech geography 9) UNESCO listed places in the Czech R. 10) Numbers 100 - 1000 (practice) 11) HW: review for quiz 1 (lesson 1+2) - see pages 12+20

9. 2021-03-08 Session 9

1) Food and drinks (cont.) 2) Questions with JAKÝ, - Á, -É? 3) Vocab: moc=very, fakt=really, mezinárodní=international, asi=probably, slavit= to celebrate, říkat=to say 4) Numbers - 1000 and more 5) Tongue twister in Czech (333) 6) Phrases with "být" 7) Quiz 1

10. 2021-03-10 Session 10

1) Review of "adjective+noun agreement" (dobrý čaj, dobrá káva, dobré víno) 3) Dialogue in a restaurant - p. 24 (listening comprehension) 4) Direct object = accusative: DÁM SI černou kávu 5) Numbers - dictation 6) Student´s presentation on Czech food/drinks 7) HW: 2 slides with exercises + reading: Charles IV

11. 2021-03-15 Session 11

1) HW check 2) Dialogue - looking for new verbs 3) New conjugation - "e" type for irregular verbs (číst: čtu, čteš, čte..., pít: piju, piješ, pije...) 4) Mít rád/a + direct object (to like sth) Co máš rád/a? Máš rád/a kávu? 5) Practising verbs taking direct object (Nejím pizzu, piju kávu, mám rád/a zmrzlinu, dám si polévku, čtu knihu) 6) Charles IV = Karel IV (Čtvrtý) - minitest 7) Kolik stojí dort? - Dort stojí 390 korun. 8) HW: Write 5 sentences about what your friends/family members eat/like/drink.

12. 2021-03-17 Session 12

1) online game - review of L3 vocab - food and drinks 2) listening - track 35 (in a restaurant) 3) L4 - family (moje rodina) 4) New questions: Kde pracuje? Jak se jmenuje? Kolik mu/jí je? 5) Possessive pronouns (my-můj/moje, your-tvůj/tvoje...) 6) Student´s presentation - Czech film 7) Dictation of numbers 8) HW: 2 slides with exercises

13. 2021-03-22 Session 13

1) L4 - family members - review 2) Age - Kolik mu je? (How old is he?) 3) Myslím, že mu je. Myslím, že jí je asi ... (I think s/he is about....years old.) 4) Jaký je? Jaká je? (What is s/he like?) - NEW ADJECTIVES (šťastný vs smutný, zdravý vs nemocný, ...) 5) "Amadeus" - film by Miloš Forman Stavovské divadlo - first night of Mozart´s Don Giovanni 6) Phrases with "být" (To překvapení! To je chyba...)

14. 2021-03-24 - Session 14

1) Review of adjectives - What is s/he like? JAKÝ JE? 2) -OVAT verbs (STUDOVAT, PRACOVAT...) - new type of conjugation 3) Colours 4) What colour do you like? - Jakou barvu máš rád/a? 5) Making questions 6) HW: review for mid-term test, write a text about your family, Czech banknotes

15. 2021-03-29 - Session 15

1) HW - check 2) Czech banknotes and portraits on them 3) Practice test 4) Review for mid-term test 5) Student´s presentation on Prague Art 6) no HW

16. 2021-04-12 - Session 16

1) Review of mid-term test (common mistakes) 2) L4 - John má psA a kočkU 3) Direct object - MASCULINE nouns (masculine animate vs masculine inanimate) 4) Phrases with the verb "MÍT" 5) Hw: 2 exercises (in Resources)

17. 2021-04-14 Session 17

1) Hw check 2) Direct object practice (John má mladšího bratra a velkého psa) 3) L5 - introductory dialogue (listening) 4) KDY je koncert? - Koncert je v 8 večer. (listening) 5) HW: Kahoot game (direct object review), reading about T. G. Masaryk (see Resources)

18. 2021-04-19 Session 18

1) T.G.Masaryk - minitest based on reading 2) L5 - more time expressions (parts of the day, months) Listening comprehension Speaking practice 3) Kdy máš/máte narozeniny? (birthday) 4) Svátek/nameday - Czech calendar 5) HW: My agenda for next week in Czech (můj program na příští týden)

19. 2021-04-21 Session 19

1) Kahoot test (direct object) check 2) Miniconversation - agenda for next week (V pondělí v 5 je konference...) 3) "Brainstorming" - list of adjectives learned 4) Dialogue - listening comprehension 5) Modal verbs (chci, můžu, musím) 6) Presentation on Czech literature 7) Quiz 2 8) HW: 2 exercises (see the slides) + reading (The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich)

20. 2021-04-26 Session 20

1) Minitest on reading (The assassination of Reinhard Heydrich) 2) Nechceš jít/jet na film/do kina? 3) More verbs - review of conjugation 4) Modal verb + infinitive (Nemusím jít do školy.) 5) HW: str. 41/12 write about yourself + 41/13 make sentences

21. 2021-04-28 Session 21

1) Making questions related to the HW exercise 2) Common mistakes in quiz 2 3) L5 - p. 42 Olga MÁ RÁDA knihy. Olga RÁDA čte. (Olga likes BOOKS. Olga likes TO READ) 4) Asking questions about the text 5) Václav Havel - student´s presentation 6) HW: p. 42/4, 5 (also sent via slides)

22. 2021-05-03_ Session 22

1) New month = květen 2) Love in Czech (láska, milovat) 3) Václav Havel in 29 sec. 4) Often, sometimes, never (často-někdy-nikdy) 5) Listening: Co často dělá Jana Nová? Co nikdy nedělá? - p. 42 6) Minidialogues: Nechceš jít na oběd? - Bohužel nemůžu. - Ale proč? - Protože... 7) HW: Write 6 sentences about friends/family members - see the model on the slide

23. 2021-05-05 Session 23

1) Karel Čapek - R.U.R. - robot 2) mám rád/a versus rád (mám ráda kávu, ráda piju kávu) 3) verbs requiring direct object (Mám staršího bratra, miluju čokoládovou zmrzlinu...) 4) Photos - Co kdo dělá? (What are the people doing?) 5) Alfons Mucha - student´s presentation 6) HW: Top 20 Czech verbs - a text to read + lesson 5 online "revision test"

24. 2021-05-10 Session 24

1) Festival dokumentárních filmů - JEDEN SVĚT 2) Top 20 Czech verbs - the most frequently used ones 3) Modal verbs - practice 4) I like (to do sth) vs I like (+ noun) - practice 5) Listening - Petr Svoboda a jeho česko-německá rodina 6) Český sport - student´s presentation 7) HW: revision for quiz 3 (lesson 5) - Kahoot play

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