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.

Where and when

Department of Czech for Foreigners (Faculty of Arts, building D, A. Nováka 1, 602 00 Brno)

October 5th, 2020 – January 22nd, 2021 (the exact days and hours will be announced after the placement test)

Contact person: Petr Šipka, (+420) 549 49 5970,

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. 85 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. The transfer fee is to be paid by you. 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:
Variable symbol: 2174000917
IBAN: CZ43 0100 0000 0000 8563 6621
Bank address: Komerční banka (Regionální pobočka Brno), nám. Svobody 21, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic

! 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

Monday, October 5th or Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 (choose one term) at 9 a.m. at the Department of Czech for Foreigners (building D, A. Nováka 1, 602 00 Brno).

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

The placement test is compulsory even for absolute beginners.

Evaluation and attendance

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)

Your attendance must be at least 75 % and you need to pass the final tests if you want to 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!