Survival Czech A1: Czech course for beginners
What you'll learn
- Grasp the very basics of the Czech language: the verb system, the declension (3 most common cases), the gender and the sentence structure
- Understand and communicate in most common situations: orientation in a city, family, food, housing, transport, health, weather
- Learn how to understand a menu, ask what bus or train to take, talk about yourself and your family
- Get a solid base for a further study of Czech
- No previous experience with Czech is necessary
- Learn step by step, do not skip units, be patient
Learn basic Czech on A1 level to travel and communicate easily, or continue to progress to further levels needed for the Czech permanent residence permit.
The course focuses on building a basic knowledge of Czech grammar and vocabulary based on everyday conversation. All the topics are presented in blocks which gradually increase the difficulty so that even a complete beginner is able to understand.
The communicative situations are designed through animation and pictures so that you can read and listen at all times, whereas the grammar rules are broken down to the very basics and then joined in short phrases which are easy to remember.
Czech is a significantly difficult language to learn in a short time, therefore the course avoids complicated structures, wide vocabulary or explaining declension in-depth as it would confuse and discourage the learner.
It is a good start for anyone who wants to grasp the very basics of the language explained in 40 short videos along 8 units.
The course covers the most important vocabulary and phrases in the following topics: Orientation, Food, Family, Activities and Daily Routine, Health, Transport and Shopping.
Grammar includes the conjugation of the four verb groups, the gender, and the declension focused on the nominative, the genitive and the accusative case.
Together with the videos, you will get full access to the pdf materials with all the transcripts, vocabulary and grammar on more than 50 pages.
The course is designed by a linguist with 10+ years of experience in teaching languages and working with students of Czech.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to know how to order a meal or ask for information in Czech
- Beginner students of the Czech language
- Foreigners living in the Czech Republic planning to take the A1 Czech exam
- Language enthusiasts curious about Czech
Languages have always been part of my life and my passion. After graduating from the Master's program in Hispanic Studies and the Bachelor's program in English and Spanish Language for Education, I had a chance to travel to various countries worldwide to gain valuable experience and meet students with specific needs, and of different ages and cultural backgrounds. I have spent a long time teaching and volunteering in Spanish-speaking countries and tutored refugees from around the world.
Currently, I'm living in Spain and teaching Czech, Spanish and English online. I have been teaching my mother tongue, Czech, for more than 10 years, in-person and online, and given its grammatical complexity, I know how challenging it is and how important is to learn a bit by bit.
At the same time, the language itself is incredibly rich and fascinating and if you are patient, you will discover a completely new world.
I myself am a passionate language learner so I understand the difficulties you might face. Apart from Czech, English and Spanish, I know some Portuguese, German, Arabic writing and Slovak.