For over 87 years Sokol Spirit has been offering Czech language classes in the same classroom. Pavlina Reichlova (Sokol Spirit member) from the Czech Republic with a degree in Language Pathology (NIU) continues to be the head teacher. Substitute teachers include Sisters Vera Wilt (Sokol Spirit), a lawyer and Czech language interpreter/translator; Dagmar Bradec, and Lenka Mezera, our former head instructor who has a Masaryk University degree in teaching English as a Second Language. Ms. Mezera. is our textbook liaison in the Czech Republic and Sister Meribeth Tooke, Spirit Educational Director chairs the Spirit Czech language team. Other members include Sister  Laura Hruska, Brother George Lacina, and Brother John Tooke (a Spirit past executive board member).  ASK QUESTIONS about any of the classes by e-mail to czechclass@sokolspirit.org or education@sokolspirit.org.

 

Czech Language classes are about to start for the Fall. This year we will offer 3 options:  
  • Monday Daytime Basic
  • Wednesday Daytime Intermediate
  • Wednesday Evening Intermediate 
All classes are held in the upstairs classroom, and they use the following materials: Textbook Basic Czech I - by Ana Adamovicova and Darina Ivanovova (on Amazon $18) + handouts. All sessions require a minimum enrollment of 3 full-time or 6 part-time students.
 
BASIC CZECH CONVERSATION & GRAMMAR: Session 1 and 2, at $190 per Session run in 12-week segments, Session 3 will be 10 weeks (reduced price of $160). If you know you cannot commit to the full 12 weeks, there is a part-time option of $95 for 6 classes - must identify your weeks of attendance at registration. (Session 3 part-time is 5 weeks for $80)
Basic Classes run from 10 AM to 11:30 AM on MONDAYS.
                  Session I – September 11 – November 27, 2017
                  Session II – January 8, 2018 – March 26
                  Session III – April 9, 2018 – June 25
 
INTERMEDIATE CZECH CONVERSATION & GRAMMAR: All 3 Sessions are 12 weeks, at $190 per session or part-time $95 for 6 classes - must identify dates of attendance at registration.
Intermediate Classes run either:  WEDNESDAYS  9 AM – 10:30 AM OR  7 PM – 8:30 PM
                  Session I – September 13 – December 6, 2017
                  Session II – January 10, 2018 – March 28
                  Session III – April 11, 2018 – June 27
 
Register at the first class.  Questions? Email czechclass@sokolspirit.org

 

CZECH FILM SERIES - 1st Friday of Each Month

CZECH FILM SERIES CONTINUES… (English subtitles) 

3909 S. Prairie Avenue, Brookfield Upstairs in the Czech Language 2nd Floor Classroom Donation $5/person 7-9:30pm with discussions lead by Pavlina Reichlova, Czech language head teacher. Pop/Water or first pilsner beer free!                                              

                                                      

October 6 The Seven Ravens/ Sedmero krkavců 2015, 103 minutes, G-Fantasy, adventure. Božena Němcová Czech/Slovak fairy tale about a daughter born into the grief-stricken family of a baker, whose wife, years ago, in a fit of rage, curses their seven sons into ravens.

November 3  You Kiss Like the Devil/ Líbáš jako ďábel, 2012, 108 minutes, PG-Farce  A “romp” between switching “mates”, divorce, life and six couples in their 40’s and how life “happens”. Filmed in Morocco, Slovakia, and Czech Republic. Sequel to You Kiss Like God.

December 1 Three Brothers/ Tři Bratři, 2014, 90 minutes, G-Young men as by a miracle enter into famous fairy tales (Little Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Twelve Months) and face traps, comedic mash-ups, unexpected moments and even love in a story full of humor and songs

February 2 Chasing Fifty/ Padesátka, 2015, 97 minutes, GP13 Set in the beautiful snowy Krkonoše Mountians, the film centers around the Three Kings 50 km Cross-Country Ski Race. The story holds the secret of one mountain family.

March 2 Protector/ Protektor, 2011, Black/White (Film Noir), 102 minutes, R-frontal nudity A fateful love story is set in Prague during the late 1930s and subsequent Nazi occupation. It focuses on radio journalist Emil, who is deeply in love with his glamorous Jewish movie star wife Hana. When the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia is established, Hana's career is cut short and Emil's radio station put under German control.

April 6 Empties/ Vratné lahve, 2007, 100 minutes, PG-Comedy/Drama A comic love story about a man who refuses to accept that old age is empty of love, meaning and value to society.  Last of the trilogy of The Elementary Teacher and Kolya.  Award winners!

May 4 If a Thousand Clarinets/ Kdyby tisíc klarinetů, 1965, Black/White, 136 minutes, PG-Comedy/Fantasy Military base.  An awkward soldier.  A statue of Bach.  And suddenly all guns in the area change into music instruments.  Great mystery is immediately found by TV station.  And soon the military base becomes a stage for huge TV show.

June 1 The Joke/ Žert, 1968, Black/White, 81 minutes, PG In the 1950's, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years later, he tries to get his revenge by seducing Helena, the wife of one of his accusers.  Based on the book by Milan Kundera who also wrote The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

 

WATCH FOR SPECIAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MILOS FORMAN IN 2018:  Loves of a Blonde; The Firemen’s Ball; Valmont; Ragtime; Goya’s Ghosts; Amadeus; The Beloved are under consideration… some in Czech with English subtitles, some American made, but filmed in Czecho and some where he is director, and/or writer and/or actor!!!  A CELEBRATION.  Let us know your favorite @ czechclass@sokolspirit.org

CZECH Class Registration 2017 - 2018

FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES+ 2017-18

REGISTRATION/PAYMENT

                      

For (circle all that apply please)

Czech Lang. Class Beginner @ $155/8wks Session # ___  $____

Czech Lang. Class Intermd @ $140/12 wks. Session # ___  $____

Culture Class $5 (Extra $____ for hands on session)  $____  

1st Friday Movies $5 $ ____                                       

            Private Lessons #___@ $35 =  $____

            Translation/Interpretation #hours____@$30_= $____

                                                                                                                     TOTAL….. $_________

 

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Payment for class/session:  Check #__________, Bank ________________;  Cash $ _____;  or

 

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Classes are held in the 2nd floor classroom (not handicapped accessible) at……

SOKOL SPIRIT, 3909 South Prairie Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513

(1 ½ blocks north of the intersection of Prairie and Ogden..a stoplight)

Sokol Spirit is a not-for-profit 501C3 corporation filed with the State of Illinois.

 

Sokol Spirit FALL 2017

 

MONDAY BASIC CZECH CONVERSATION & GRAMMAR

Instructor: PAVLINA REICHLOVA    Email: p.reichlova@hotmail.com  Instructor’s cell phone #: 630-432-1863

Contacts/Info:

Sokol Spirit phone #: 708-485-9663 (leave a message with the manager- to post on classroom door)

Czech classes email: czechclass@sokolspirit.org

Foreign Language Committee chair: Vera Wilt   Email: verawilt@aol.com

CZECH LANGUAGE CLASS ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/206250219492958/

CZECH CLASS WEBSITE:  http://www.sokolspirit.org/education/czech-classes/

 

General Information:

Session 1 and 2, at $190 per Session run in 12-week segments, Session 3 will be 10 weeks (reduced price of $160). If you know you cannot commit to the full 12 weeks, there is a part-time option of $95 for 6 classes - must identify your weeks of attendance at registration. (Session 3 part-time is 5 weeks for $80)

 

Class schedule: This course is 12 weeks long. The course will start on Monday, September 11th, 2017, and it will end on Monday November 21th , 2017.

Time: 10 am to 11:30 am

Location: Sokol Spirit Hall, 3909 South Prairie Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513.  Classroom is on the second floor.

   The classroom will open at 9:50 am. The Building will open at 9:50 am and it will remain opened until 10:05. If you arrive later, please ring the doorbell.

 

Textbook & Materials: Textbook CZECH BASIC I , by A. Adamovicova and D. Ivanovova; published by KAROLINUM, 2009. ISBN 978-80-246-7-13-8

Other materials will be provided by the instructor.

 

Student Expectations:

If absent, the student should contact the teacher for copies of missed handouts or homework, and the

 

Students should come prepared to the classes, and bring a notebook for their notes as well as the handouts from previous classes. The handouts are key material for the grammar and vocabulary. Class participation is the student’s responsibility, and his or her interest and effort is key to learning the Czech language.

 

Please come to classes in a friendly and positive mood, and leave all your other worries behind the doors.

Teacher Expectation:

The teacher will be introducing fundamental grammar, pronunciation and communication skills. The learned material will be applied to hands-on projects and homework assignments. There will be many opportunities for students to communicate in the Czech language as well as gather useful information about Czech culture.

Session structure:

Total time: 90 minutes

5 min: questions; 15 min: review of previous material; 30 min: new material; 20 min: in-class assignments, hands-on projects; 20 min: student projects, conversation

 

 

 

Student Objectives:  Students will be able to:

Read and pronounce the Czech language

Use basic verbs and phrases

Know how to count and use numbers, colors

Cases: 1st, 4th

Hold simple conversations

Recognize main Czech holidays and cultural habits and regions of Czech Republic

 

Lesson Plan:

WEEK

DATE

CONTENT

1

09/11/2017

Review- Alphabet, Verb TO BE, Basic Intro Phrases

2

09/18/2017

Review of Family Members – gender      PRAHA

3

09/25/2017

Review of Numbers     PRAHA

4

10/02/2017

Fruit and Vegetables -gender cont, colors    CENTRAL BOHEMIA

5

10/09/2017

Fruit and Vegetables -gender cont, colors    CENTRAL BOHEMIA

6

10/16/2017

In the Grocery store- FOOD REVIEW AND  NUMBERS  WESTERN BOHEMIA

7

10/23/2017

In the Grocery store- FOOD REVIEW AND  NUMBERS

WESTERN BOHEMIA

8

10/30/2017

In the Restaurant- VERB DÁM SI

EASTERM BOHEMIA

9

11/06/2017

In the Restaurant- VERB DÁM SI

EASTERN BOHEMIA

10

11/13/2017

Shopping for clothes- colors and genders

SOUTHERN  BOHEMIA

11

11/20/2017

Shopping for clothes- colors and genders

SOUTHERN BOHEMIA

12

11/27/2017

Review

 

This syllabus is tentative. The instructor reserves the right to make changes in the lesson plan, according to the needs of the class. If there are any changes necessary, they will be announced in the class.

 

 

 

 WEDNESDAY EVENING INTERMEDIATE CZECH CONVERSATION & GRAMMAR

SESSION 1

Instructor: PAVLINA REICHLOVA    Email: p.reichlova@hotmail.com  Instructor’s cell phone #: 630-432-1863

Contacts/Info:

Sokol Spirit phone #: 708-485-9663 (leave a message with the manager- to post on classroom door)

Czech classes email: czechclass@sokolspirit.org

Foreign Language Committee chair: Vera Wilt   Email: verawilt@aol.com

CZECH LANGUAGE CLASS ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/206250219492958/

CZECH CLASS WEBSITE:  http://www.sokolspirit.org/education/czech-classes/

 

General Information:

All 3 Sessions are 12 weeks, at $190 per session or part-time $95 for 6 classes - must identify dates of attendance at registration.

Intermediate Classes run either:  WEDNESDAYS  9 AM – 10:30 AM OR  7 PM – 8:30 PM

                 

 

Session I : September 13 – December 6, 2017                  Session II – January 10, 2018 – March 28

                                                                                                    Session III – April 11, 2018 – June 27

 

Class schedule: This course is 12 weeks long. The course will start on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017, and it will end on Wednesday  December 6th , 2017.

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: Sokol Spirit Hall, 3909 South Prairie Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513.  Classroom is on the second floor.

   The classroom will open at 6:45 p.m. Other activities occur in the building on Mondays so the building is open, but there is a doorbell south (right) of the front doors in the rare case you find them locked. Please try to come into class ON TIME!

 

Textbook & Materials: Textbook CZECH BASIC I , by A. Adamovicova and D. Ivanovova; published by KAROLINUM, 2009. ISBN 978-80-246-7-13-8

Other materials will be provided by the instructor.

 

Student Expectations:

If absent, the student should contact the teacher for copies of missed handouts or homework, and the

Students should come prepared to the classes, and bring a notebook for their notes as well as the handouts from previous classes. The handouts are key material for the grammar and vocabulary. Class participation is the student’s responsibility, and his or her interest and effort is key to learning the Czech language.

 

Please come to classes in a friendly and positive mood, and leave all your other worries behind the doors.

Teacher Expectation:

The teacher will be introducing fundamental grammar, pronunciation and communication skills. The learned material will be applied to hands-on projects and homework assignments. There will be many opportunities for students to communicate in the Czech language as well as gather useful information about Czech culture.

Session structure:

Total time: 90 minutes

5 min: questions; 15 min: review of previous material; 30 min: new material; 20 min: in-class assignments, hands-on projects; 20 min: student projects, conversation

 

Student Objectives:  Students will be able to:

Read and pronounce the Czech language

Understand fundamental grammatical rules, such as gender and cases

Use correct form of verbs and tenses

Have concept of adjectives, adverbs

Hold conversation

Have knowledge of basic day-to day phrases

Knowledge of numbers 1-1000

Learn how to travel around Czech Republic and filling out forms

Lesson Plan:

WEEK

DATE

CONTENT

1

09/13/2017

Review

2

09/20/2017

Verbs – Review                            project: Praha

3

09/27/2017

CH 4- CO rád, nerada dělám

Verbs review                                project:Praha

4

10/04/2017

Verbs of the Day activities- Verb Categories  

Project: Central Bohemia                      

5

10/11/2017

Verb categories, Times

Project: Central Bohemia

6

10/18/2017

Times of the day, Harmonogram (Verbs review)

project: Southern Bohemia

7

11/01/2017

How often? Jak často (CH4) – verbs review project: Southern Bohemia

8

11/08/2017

Times and Schedules

Project: North and West Bohemia

9

11/15/2017

Times and Schedules

Project: North and West Bohemia

10

11/22/2017

Sentences with two verbs

Project: Eastern Bohemia

11

11/29/2017

Sentences with 2 verbs- QUESTIONS

Project: Eastern Bohemia

12

12/06/2017

Review- Questions for the Information and hotel reception

Project:Quiz on Bohemia

 

This syllabus is tentative. The instructor reserves the right to make changes in the lesson plan, according to the needs of the class. If there are any changes necessary, they will be announced in the class.

 

 

 

 

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