For the Beginning A to Intermediate C classes, we use "Colloquial Czech" by Routledge.
This second edition of the Colloquial Czech has been rewritten to bring it completely up to date. The lessons in this book introduce a significantly wider range of themes and settings, and it aims to take you up to a level at which you can begin to communicate on a range of essential everyday topics, as well as tackle books, the press and other media.
* Designed for both individual study and class use
* Range of simulating exercises with answer key
* grammar section for easy reference
* Czech-English and English-Czech glossaries
120 minutes of audio material (either on cassette or CDs) are also available to accompany the lessons.
Beginning A (chapters 1-4)
Topics - Shopping, meeting people, numbers, money, family and work, city and housing estate, sports, etc.
Grammar and usage - Pronunciation, gender (masculine & feminine), adjectives, verbs, possessive adjective, polite questions, the nominative, the accusative, prepositions, the present tense, etc.
Beginning B (chapters 5-9)
Topics - culture, 'want', 'can', transport, travel, seasons, weather, food, meals, telephone, directions, etc.
Grammar and usage - locative, dative, soft nouns, neuter nouns, feminine nouns, verb pairs, present & future tense, etc.
Beginning C (chapters 10-14)
Topics - giving instructions, shopping, tell the time, leisure, comparisons & preferences, etc.
Grammar and usage - the imperative, diminutives, plurals, plural adjectives, ordinal numbers, comparative adjectives, irregular comparatives, genitive, etc.
Beginning D (chapters 15-18)
Topics - work, living standard, pub & restaurant, street talk, etc.
Grammar and usage - reported speech, possessives, passive sentences, frequentatives, relatives, etc.
Intermediate and Advanced Classes
If you would like to discuss material covered in these levels, contact us at our Los Angeles School.
The official language of the Czech Republic. Approximately 11 million people speak Czech as their mother tongue. In the past, sometimes it was called Bohemian, too.