You can join the course eihter in September or in February.
Every day from 9 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. (sample schedule)
In classrooms of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in the center of Prague
! From the academic year 2021/2022, the course fees will be changed in the following way: 36 000 CZK for first semester, 33 000 CZK for next semester(s). !
Beginners (A1), low intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1); beginner level is opened every semester
A maximum of 15 students in a group (separation into groups is based on a placement test and an interview with a teacher)
240 THs per semester, 1 TH = 45 minutes
Attendance of the lessons is mandatory!
Classes begin at the time written on the schedule, please always arrive on time. Anyone arriving later than 15 minutes after the class starts will be considered absent.
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 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 receive the mark N (unclassified) on the certificate. If a student is unclassified in one or more courses, they may continue their studies only with the consent of the academic coordinator of the programme.
If a student receives four unexcused absences (one absence = 90 minutes), the student is expelled from the programme without any entitlement to compensation of the course fee.
|4 and more unexcused absences||-> Expelled from the programme|
|Excused absences > 30%||-> Unclassified (N) in the specific course|
|Excused absences > 50%||-> Unclassified (N) in all courses|
|Short-term absence (1 to 2 days)||-> Announce absence to your instructor|
|Long-term absence (over 3 days)||-> Announce abscence to programme administrator|
At the end of each semester, students obtain a certificate with the marks from the subjects that they studied.
Structure of evaluation:
|absence >30 %|
The student may also register for the Czech Language Certificate Exam (ALTE), levels A2, B1 and B2.
The maximum possible delay is three weeks from the official commencement of the programme, i.e. from registration day. If the delay is any longer than this you will not be able to participate in the courses.
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.
Study plans for the Czech Studies programme are divided into two basic modules so that students can acquire and develop their language and verbal skills depending on their level of knowledge of Czech (from complete beginners to the very advanced). Timetables for the individual modules and syllabuses are adjusted each semester to fully meet the needs of our students.
This module is intended for beginners and elementary students. Tuition is structured around a language course in grammar and conversation, and students will also attend other subjects, where great emphasis is placed on practising correct pronunciation and acquiring a basic knowledge of Czech spelling. For beginners’ groups these subjects may be taught partially in English. It normally takes two semesters to reach the levels specified. The timetable follows the following study plan:
Number of lessons per semester
|Language courses for beginners (grammar and conversation)||120|
|Listening and pronunciation||24|
|Reading and conversation||48|
|Oral and written expression||24|
|Total: 240 per semester|
The aim of the module is to acquire:
• A vocabulary of 2200-2800 Czech words
• A basic knowledge of grammar (morphology and syntax) and word formation
• A basic overview of Czech history, literature and culture
• The ability to communicate successfully in normal, everyday circumstances
This module is intended for intermediate and upper intermediate students and all teaching will be done exclusively in Czech. The module allows students to develop their previous knowledge more fully. Teaching is divided into courses according to individual linguistic disciplines (morphology, syntax, lexicology, oral and written expression, reading, etc.). Students also have mandatory electives; according to their future specialisation they can choose a preparatory course for humanities and social sciences (Czech culture) or the more general seminars on academic Czech (Czech for study purposes). The remaining students will acquire the practical knowledge and skills necessary in their daily lives and work (Czech for life). It normally takes two semesters to reach the levels specified. The timetable follows the following study plan:
|Course name||Number of lessons per week|
|Communication and grammatical exercises||4|
|Morphology and syntax exercise||2|
|Listening and reading and vocabulary development||2|
|Conversation and vocabulary development||2|
|Reading of authentic texts||2|
|Overview of Czech history||2|
|Total: 20 per week|
|Czech culture (literature, movies, cultural studies)||2|
|Czech for life (creative writing, Czech at home and at work)||2|
|Czech for study purposes (academic writing, presentation skills)||2|
The aim of the module is to acquire:
• Vocabulary of 2800–4000 Czech words
• A very good knowledge of Czech history, literature and culture and the ability to use Czech to study at university
• The ability to communicate successfully in a variety of situations – in the family, at school or at work