Czech for Erasmus Students

All international students coming through Centre for International Cooperation exchange programmes can attend Czech language courses for all levels (beginners, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) organized by the Department of Czech for Foreigners, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University.


Coronavirus

In the case of an unfavorable epidemiological situation or lasting governmental and university restrictions, tuition will take place online.

Switching to online tuition in the case of an unfavorable epidemiological situation or lasting governmental and university restrictions does not establish the right to a refund of tuition fees.

Contact Person

Petr Šipka, (+420) 549 49 5970, eva@phil.muni.cz


Dates

February 14th – May 13th, 2022 (the exact days and hours will be announced after the evaluation of the placement test)


Location*

Department of Czech for Foreigners, Faculty of Arts, A. Nováka 1, 602 00 Brno.

*In the case of an unfavorable epidemiological situation or lasting governmental and university restrictions, tuition will take place online.


How often

4 academic hours/week for levels Beginners I and Beginners II (2 academic hours of grammar, 2 academic hours of conversation)
8 academic hours/week for higher levels (grammar, conversation, essay, phonetics)

Students of higher levels may attend additional courses like stylistics, phonetics, orthography, interpretation of a literary text, creative writing, translator seminars etc.


Price and Payment

2 200 CZK (ca. 88 EUR)

Students who study Czech language as their main field of study or for whom it is compulsory, do not need to pay for it. ISEP direct, TESOL TE and CESP scholarship holders do not need to pay for it either.

The money is to be transferred to the Masaryk University account. Either by cash payment at the counters of any bank or by cashless payment (money transfer) from any Czech or international bank. Keep the confirmation of the payment, send it by e-mail or bring it with you to the placement test.

Beneficiary: Masarykova univerzita, Žerotínovo nám. 9, 601 77 Brno, Czech Republic
Account number: 85636621/0100
Variable symbol: 2174000621
IBAN: CZ43 0100 0000 0000 8563 6621
SWIFT: KOMBCZPP
Bank address: Komerční banka (Regionální pobočka Brno), nám. Svobody 21, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic

The applicant is required to pay the bank charges.

School fees will not be refunded. If a student has classes at the same time as Czech classes, students will be able to attend another course at the same level according to their request.


Registration and Placement Test

The placement test takes place on Monday, February 14th and Tuesday, February 15th2022 (choose one term) at 9:00 a.m. at the Department of Czech for Foreigners (building D, A. Nováka 1, 602 00 Brno). You do not have to register for the placement test, just show up.

The placement test also counts as a registration and therefore it is compulsory even for absolute beginners.

After the evaluation of the placement test, students are placed into groups (Beginners I – Beginners II – Pre-intermediate – Intermediate – Advanced – Very advanced) according to their knowledge of Czech.


Evaluation

8 credits + certificate
for levels Beginners I and Beginners II (4 credits for grammar, 4 credits for conversation)
credits + certificate for higher levels (credits based on registered subjects)

Attendance

Course participants must have 75% active class attendance to be allowed to take the final exams and obtain the credits.


Course Codes and Learning Agreement

Course codes will be given to you in the first lesson, i.e. after the evaluation of the placement test. Add them to the Learning Agreement afterwards, do not fill them in before the placement test!

You can register the codes in the MU Information System as soon as you receive them, do not register them before!

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