FSI - Czech - FAST course (Student Text)

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Czech FAST - Tape 01 Side 1

Czech FAST - Tape 01 Side 2

Czech FAST - Tape 02 Side 1

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Czech FAST - Tape 03 Side 1

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Czech FAST - Tape 04 Side 1

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Czech FAST - Tape 07 Side 1

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Czech FAST - Tape 09 Side 1

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Czech FAST - Tape 10 Side 1

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Czech FAST - Tape 11 Side 1

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Czech FAST - Tape 12 Side 1

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Foreign Service Institute Czech  - Image The Czech Familiarization and Short Term (FAST) Course is one of a series of similar foreign language courses produced at the Foreign Service Institute that are intended to train U.S. Government personnel assigned to overseas posts. The objective of the FAST Courses is to help students acquire the communication skills necessary to deal with the most common social and daily life situations they will encounter during their overseas assignments. Language forms adequate to satisfy personal needs, "how-to" information, and cultural highlights are presented in a format that will encourage students to try to use with confidence the language skills they have developed.

The original version of the Czech FAST Course was drafted in 1988 by Radovan Pletka under the direction of Hedy St. Denis and David Argoff. These materials were then edited by Jill Cernik in 1989. Based on the observation of student performance and comments by both students and instructors at FSI, Mr. Pletka has revised some parts of the course. Especially due to the recent political changes in Czechoslovakia some segments of the Cultural Notes underwent significant changes.

The Czech FAST Course was designed as an eight week introductory course for employees and dependents with imminent assignments to Czechoslovakia who are
unable to take the regular 44-week Czech Basic Course. It should be noted that the FAST Course does not attempt to present a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the Czech grammar; instead bits and pieces of the grammar are practiced and explained as they appear naturally in the dialogues. In view of the emphasis on the immediately practical and the amount of time available, all linguistic explanations have been greatly simplified.

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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