About the evening course

Basic information


2023/24 Academic year

Winter semester: 11. 9. – 22. 12. 2023 (placement interview: 1.9.2023, applications: 1. 5. -25. 8. 2023)

Summer semester: 6. 2. – 30. 5. 2024 (placement interview: 6. 2. 2024, applications: 1. 12. 2023 – 31. 1. 2024)



Winter semester: Tue+Thu 5.30-7pm (time zone UTC+2, from 30 October 2023 UTC+1)  – (2 THs 45 minutes twice a week)

Summer semester: Tue + Thu 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. (time zone UTC+1, from 31 March 2024 UTC+2)  – (2 THs 45 minutes twice a week)

Course location

  • online (conferencing system: zoom + moodle)


registration fee: CZK 1.000 CZK (payment with the application form)

course fee: CZK 9.900 (15 weeks = 70 VH: payment until September 5, 2022 for the Winter Semester and February 6, 2023 for the Summer semester)

we offer a 1.000 CZK discount from a course fee to Charles University employees and students


Language level

Beginner (A1), Intermediate (B2)

Student groups

A minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 students in a group (separation into groups is based on an (online) placement test and an (online) interview)

Number of teaching hours (TH)

70 THs per semester, 1 TH = 45 minutes

The course fee includes:

  • 70 THs of instruction
    • including a lecture and an online workshop on how to use Czech National Corpus in Czech language studies https://www.korpus.cz/ and phonetic workshops;
  • Preparation for the Czech Language Certificate Exams (CCE – levels A2, B1 and B2)
  • Study materials/Moodle application access;
  • Access to the most excessive phonetic application ProCzeFor during the course;
  • Option of consultation with teachers;
  • Final exam;
  • Charles University Course certificate.

Organizational and GDPR terms and conditions

For the Winter semester 2023/24 download here


The course begins at the exact time set out in the schedule. If a student is more than 15 minutes late, it is considered an absence for the specific class.

In the event of an absence, the student must excuse themselves no later than by the beginning of the lesson, otherwise it is considered an unexcused absence. The student always announces an absence to their instructor. In the event of an absence of more than three teaching days, the student announces the absence to the programme administrator.

If attendance in the course is lower than 70% of the hourly composition of the course, the student will not be evaluated for this course and will receive the mark N (unclassified) on the certificate.

Short-term absence (1 to 2 teaching days) -> Announce absence to your instructor
Long-term absence (over 3 teaching days) -> Announce abscence to programme administrator

Certificate and Certificate Exam

At the end of each semester, students obtain a certificate with the marks from the subjects that they studied.
Structure of evaluation:

Excellent Very good Good Insufficient Unclassified
A  A-  B  B-  C  D  N 
90 %
89 %
79 %
69 %
59 %
<50 %
absence >30 % 

The student may also register for the Czech Language Certificate Exam (ALTE), levels A2, B1 and B2.

Late entry into the programme:

You can join the semester no later than by the end of September/February. If the delay is any longer than this you will not be able to participate in the courses. You have to inform the programme administrator about your delay.

In individual cases may students (mostly intermediate or native Slavic speakers) join the programme even later, but always after the consultation with the academic coordinator of the programme.

Framework study plans

Study plans for the Czech Studies programme are divided into two basic modules so that students acquire and develop language competence and communication skills according to their level of knowledge of the Czech language (from complete beginner to very advanced). The schedules for the modules and syllabi are adapted during the semesters in order to meet the needs of our students.

Module for beginning and elementary students – A1 and A2  according to the CEFR

This module is intended for beginning and elementary students. The basis of instruction is a language course of grammar and conversation. Students also take other lessons geared especially to training pronunciation and acquiring basic knowledge of Czech spelling. In groups of beginners, lessons may be taught partially in English. The schedule is governed by the following study plan:

Course name Number of lessons per week
Language courses for beginners (grammar and conversation) 4

The aim of the module is to acquire the following:

  • A basic knowledge of grammar
  • The ability to communicate successfully in normal everyday situations

Module for intermediate students – B1 according to the CEFR

This module is intended for intermediate students, and the language of instruction is exclusively Czech. The module allows students to fully develop their previous knowledge.  The schedule is governed by the following study plan:

Course name Number of lessons per week
Communication and grammar exercises 4

The aim of the module is to acquire the following:

  • The ability to develop previous grammar knowledge
  • The ability to communicate successfully in a variety of situations – in the family, at school, or at work, to discuss and to keep a dialogue
Úvod > Evening course online > About the evening course