Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Czech Language 3 CZECH3002

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will build on the work of the Level 2 Language class and develop in depth and breadth students' proficiency in spoken and written Czech.

Timetable

Normally three hours per week at times to be arranged

 

Teaching will take place in weeks 1-5 and 7-11. Week 6 will be dedicated to guided independent study. 

 

Requirements of Entry

Grade D or better in Czech Language 2

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Students should note that a system of mixed-mode assessment operates in Czech Language 3. The End-of-Course Examination consists of two two-hour written papers (Paper 1 Translation from and into Czech; Paper 2 Essay in Czech); an oral examination and a Dissertation/Language Project. The oral examination is weighted at the equivalent of half a paper and the Dissertation as the equivalent of one paper.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course is intended to provide students with (1) a thorough and accurate knowledge of the Czech language; (2) advanced translation skills; (3) writing skills in Czech; (4) oral communication in Czech.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to: (1) translate relatively complex texts from Czech without the help of reference books. (2) translate relatively complex texts into Czech with the help of reference books. (3) write essays in Czech on a variety of selected themes. (4) conduct fluent conversations in Czech on a wide range of topics.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.