Czech courses at the University of Konstanz

Would you like to order your dumplings in Czech when you next visit Prague? Or study a semester or two in the Czech Republic? Or astonish your Czech friends or relatives by using their own language? Or do you just want to enjoy exploring a new language and a new country? 

The Czech courses at the University of Konstanz are open to students of all study programmes. Also members of staff or guest students are very welcome.

The courses on offer usually cover the levels A1 (beginner), A2 (elementary) and B1 (intermediate) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (see the CEFRL for Czech). 

As a beginner (aiming for A1) you can attend Basic Czech I / Tschechisch Grundkurs I, starting in the winter semester. In the summer semester we continue with Basic Czech II / Tschechisch Grundkurs II. The classes last 90 minutes and take place twice a week. They focus on everyday topics and situations.

If you aim to study Czech only for “survival” you can attend  the course Czech Start / Tschechisch Start which takes place only once a week and starts every summer semester. In the winter semester we then continue with Czech Start II.

The elementary level (A2) is covered by Basic Czech III / Tschechisch Grundkurs III (winter semester) and Basic Czech IV / Tschechisch Grundkurs IV (summer semester), each of them running once a week for 90 minutes. Alternatively, you can enrol for Learning Czech with stories / Tschechisch mit Geschichten lernen. While in Basic Czech III and IV the emphasis is on grammar and vocabulary acquisition, in the latter course we practise the language more creatively.

For intermediate learners (B1) we offer the course Developing oral skills with media / Entwicklung der Sprechfertigkeit mit Medien. Here we use texts from the media or literature as starting-point for further language practice. 

Courses for more advanced learners can be arranged on demand.

Please have a look at ZEuS for further detail. Do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail with any questions or suggestions. 

Dr. Jana Marková
Czech teacher

Universität Konstanz
Universitätsstr. 10
D-78457 Konstanz
Room: D 701 / phone: (+49) 7531 88 2428