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Mary Neuburger, Director BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Course Descriptions

CZ 506 • First-Year Czech I

43905 • Hilchey, Christian
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am MEZ 1.104
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Description:

The course is an introduction to Czech language and culture. Students will learn the fundamentals of Czech grammar and a wide range of everyday vocabulary with an emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Videos, music, film, and literature will be used in class to practice language skills, as well as expose students to Czech culture.

 

Textbook and Materials will be distributed through the course website.

 

Grading:

Attendance/Participation                                            10%

Homework                                                                  15%

Weekly vocabulary/grammar quizzes                         15%

Tests (4 tests, 10% each)                                           40%

Final                                                                            20%

 

Total                                                                           100%

CZ 412K • Second-Year Czech I

43910 • Hopkins, Mark
Meets MTWTH 1100am-1200pm PAR 210
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This course is the continuation of First-Year Czech.  The primary goal of the course is to increase students’ confidence in spoken Czech, and to strengthen proficiency in listening and reading modern Czech.  In addition to the textbook, videos will be used not only to increase comprehension, but also to expose the student to Czech culture.

Attendance and active participation, while important to any course, are vital to foreign language study.  Students are thus urged and expected to ask questions and contact the instructor in cases of uncertainty—whether regarding course content, assignments or any other aspect of the class. The instructor, in turn, will make every effort to respond as quickly and accurately as possible to student questions or concerns.

Grading:  Short tests:  40%, Final exam:  20%, Homework:  15%, Quizzes:  10%, Attendance:  15%

Textbook:  Susan Kresin, Čeština hrou and Čeština hrou pracovní sešit (workbook) 

CZ 325 • Third-Year Czech I

43915 • Hopkins, Mark
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm BUR 228
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This course is the third year of Czech language study.  The course is organized around the reading of multiple authentic Czech texts.  Through reading short stories, news articles, and one-act plays, this course will cover advanced grammar topics and will increase communicative competence through the discussion of texts and literature.  Videos, music, and film will also be incorporated in the curriculum to continue strengthening students exposure to native speech and visual culture.

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