FSI - Czech - Basic Course

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Foreign Service Institute Czech  - Image This introductory Czech text is based on principles emphasizing development of basic communication skills. Speech samples designed to be used by American foreign service professionals in foreign countries and to be accompanied by videotapes (unavailable to the public). The text consists of 26 lessons organized in four segments, each ending with a review lesson. Lessons consist of lists of communication and grammar goals for the lesson, additional material to be used, explanation of the listening activity, other activities in some lessons, a sample dialogue and related exercises, a brief narrative and exercises, pronunciation drills, grammar notes, brief readings, and a vocabulary list.

An introductory section suggests a sequence of activities for teaching the lessons and provides a lesson and page index to grammatical structure. Lessons are addressed to students, but are intended for an intensive language course and therefore are not suitable for self-study. Many activities require teacher participation.

Czech, formerly known as Bohemian, is a West Slavic language spoken by over 10 million people. It is the official language in the Czech Republic (where most of its speakers live), and has minority language status in Slovakia. Czech's closest relative is Slovak, with which it is mutually intelligible. It is closely related to other West Slavic languages, such as Silesian and Polish, and more distantly to East Slavic languages such as Russian. Although most Czech vocabulary is based on shared roots with Slavic and other Indo-European languages, many loanwords (most associated with high culture) have been adopted in recent years.

Czech is spoken in: Czech Republic

Czech is also called: Bohemian

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