Good luck in your studies Czech language! Especially for those who plan to study Czech language, we interviewed Konstantin Nikolaevich Plotnikov (carrier of the Czech language, interpreter, teacher) who teaches Czech language courses, organized by the office of the company Gulfstream. So, the word professional: – Tell me, how difficult it is to study the Czech language from scratch, our compatriots? Any foreign language is taught almost always from scratch. In some cases, for example, if a person was abroad, to begin learning the language easier. (Not to be confused with FASEB Journal!). The Czech language is very specific: when you perceive the language by ear, it seems that you understand it. This is due to the fact that this Slavic mild language, it is very similar to Ukrainian, but the difficulty lies in learning how to correctly pronounce the Czech sounds that are fundamentally different, and from Ukrainian and, especially, from the Russian and even Polish. The Czech language is peculiar due to the floating accents. In the words sometimes two stresses – the main and secondary.
Plus a focus on individual words. Catch and play it right is difficult, so the Czechs believe that in order to learn to speak correctly, you need to, first, learn to read. During the read-aloud skills acquired playing sounds, and digested in parallel grammar. Mechanically read, without understanding the text – is empty waste of time. It should be parallel to listen to the Czech language, to be in some measure an artist, to reproduce the text that for you the reader would have been very interesting. – What difficulties might arise in the learning process Czech language? Language is not easily given to anyone ever. There are extremely talented, who quickly “seize” any language, but most need to have a strong will, motivation and a clear understanding of what they learn Czech. To earn your vocabulary takes time, as useless to cram with a dictionary, you need to memorize words by association and be able to play them.
This is a complicated process, but otherwise it is impossible to achieve good results. – The courses that you spend in the Gulf Stream, only three months. What time to teach students during this time? My students, coming to the Czech Republic, are still courses organized by GoStudy, to get certificate for future income in the Czech university. In this case, students are divided into groups, regardless of whether they had been taught Czech or not. So, those who trained in our courses, surprise teachers high knowledge. They come and continue to learn the language, rather than starting from scratch. Also, I recommend them: come to the country around you will sound language. Standing, for example, at the bus stop, waiting for the tram – see all the ads, signage around. I am so her son has taught Czech language, he is in school when I went, already freely read. – What methods do you think, make learning the Czech language more effective? Reading books, watching films? I’m in class trying to use all available methods, including, called you. Best parallel to practice reading and listening, it gives excellent results. It is also important to include fantasy, imagine what you read or listen. Then the study of language becomes a fascinating exercise.