Free Czech Lessons and Courses
Free Czech Lessons and Courses
We have gathered together here a number of free Czech language lessons and language courses for those learning Czech, along with some other Czech language resources, such as Czech online courses and exercises, podcasts, video lessons, alphabets, dictionaries, lexicons, verb conjugations, language communities, newspapers, articles, and books. Most of these sites will be in English, although a number are multilingual in nature.
Courses and Exercises
Bohemica: Czech Online
Large site with an extensive number of resources for learning Czech vocabulary, grammar, reading, games, essays, etc.
Bohemica: The Yellow Pages of the Czech Language
The Yellow Pages summarize in a comprehensive way all grammar points important in the study of Czech as a second language. They are organized into a system customary in the description of Czech grammar. That is the one a student is most likely to find in other Czech textbooks. The first section outlines this system briefly along with the usual terminology. The following sections enlarge on individual points, and contain the relevant charts. The final two sections deal with trivia related to Czech such as idioms and the history of the language.
Little Czech Primer in Pictures
"The Little Czech Primer grew out of a series of hand-made books I put together to help me learn Czech while visiting Prague a few years ago. This web site is a labor of love, and I have grand dreams for it. I still can't speak Czech, but as long as I keep trying, I'll keep publishing The Little Czech Primer"
Local Lingo: A Site That Helps You Learn Czech
Site dedicated to learning Czech, with sections on pronunciation with audio, grammar basics, phrases & vocabulary, language tests & exercises.
Phrasebase Czech Language Learning Resources
The Phrasebase website is the ultimate environment allowing you to read a Czech based phonetic spelling of common and useful everyday phrases in effort to memorize it and it's meaning. Phrases are accompanyed by sound files allowing you to listen repetatively and repeat out loud to practice pronunciation. And lastly, there are thousands of other members who can help you with your target language. Simply connect with them in the Phrasebase Audio/Video chatroom and echange language information and assistance.
Wikipedia: Czech Language
Wikipedia article describing the Czech language, its history, origins, etc.
Polyglot is a non-profit community dedicated to language exchange. Polyglot allows you to find the right person ready to exchange languages with you. You will search for penpals according to age, gender, location, hobbies, etc. Polyglot is fully customizable. You will choose your own icons, styles or post your own Polyglot translations, so that more people speaking your language can become a member.
Speak Any Language Online Community
Speak-Any-Language.com is a web-based, global community dedicated to making the world a smaller place through understanding of languages and cultures. Our Forums area gives each of our users the opportunity to communicate with each other. Our Chat area gives everyone the opportunity practice speaking in the languages of their choice. Best of all, the services on these pages are free.
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Other Czech Resources
Brown University On-Line Czech Literary Anthology
This site is an annotated anthology of selected Czech literary texts. It currently provides 22 texts, accompanied by audio files in Czech and other tools for reading. The anthology is a product of on-going collaborative research in discourse analysis, literary theory, and instructional technology.
Electronic text versions of classical Czech literature, online.
Czech Dictionaries Online
Comprehensive listing of Czech dictionaries, technical reference, grammars, and other language aids.
Czech Internet Radio and Online News Radio
Large directory of internet radio programs with conversation and music in a number of different audio formats.
Czech Newspapers Online
Directory of online Czech newspapers.