Interlingual Communication and Culture 1: The Czech Language

Interlingual Communication and Culture 1: The Czech Language

Study Cycle: 2

Lectures: 0

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 60

ECTS credit: 4

Lecturer(s): izr. prof. dr. Stankovska Petra, lekt. Kohoutkova Zdenka, lekt. Maltarić Bojana

Content

The course upgrades the knowledge, understanding, written and oral use of the Czech language, acquired in the undergraduate program.
The first half of the lessons is dedicated to developing the use of syntactic constructions, word-formation rules, enrichment and appropriate use of vocabulary with the aim of improving the student's ability to independently create different types of texts in Czech while learning about social and regional stratification of the language; the most common language genres (colloquial language or dialects; slang, jargon and other social and functional genres, etc.) are presented through concrete texts and recordings from everyday life. Students learn to recognize different types of language, they are aware of the (in)appropriateness of the use of certain variants in texts in specific language situations. The everyday communicative functional genre is mainly practiced.
The second part of lessons is designed to improve the ability of interlingual communication. As part of the tutorials, students analyze different texts or recordings from the point of view of linguistic genre (emphasis is on texts of a everyday communicative type) and learn to use appropriate linguistic means when translating into the target language. Written translation using aids (grammars, dictionaries, IT resources) as well as consecutive interpretation of easier texts is envisaged.