Language and Professional Preparation for Studies at Czech University

The Department of Czech for Foreigners offers year‑long language and professional preparation for studies under an accredited university study programme pursuant to section 64, letter b) of Act No. 326/1999 Coll. on the Residence of Foreign Nationals in the Czech Republic.

The language and professional preparation is intended for beginners, pre‑intermediate, intermediate, advanced and very advanced (A0 to C2 according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).


Year‑long language preparation consists of two semesters plus an inter‑semester course.

autumn semester

195 to 260 academic hours

+

winter course

50 academic hours

+

spring semester

195 to 325 academic hours

The autumn semester lasts 13 weeks, from September to December.
The winter couse lasts 2 weeks, from January to February.
The spring semester lasts 13 weeks, from February to May.


Dates

In the academic year 2021/22 from 13. 9. 2021 to 13. 5. 2022.

You can attend the language and professional preparation for studies under an accredited university study programme in a different time period than those mentioned above. The Department of Czech for Foreigners offers the possibility to put together the language preparation according to your individual needs (including individual and online study).


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 as well as within the duration of the visa process, tuition will take place online.


Price

The total price of the year‑long language preparation is made up of the price of the autumn semester, price of the winter course and price of the spring semester. Price for individual partial terms depends on chosen amount of academic hours.

autumn semester
20 academic hours per week
15 academic hours per week
1 850 EUR
1 190 EUR
winter course 50 academic hours 225 EUR
spring semester 25 academic hours per week
20 academic hours per week
15 academic hours per week
2 190 EUR
1 850 EUR
1 190 EUR

The autumn semester offers two options (20 or 15 academic hours per week).
The winter course has only one variant (50 academic hours).
The spring semester offers three options (25, 20 or 15 academic hours per week).


Examples of year‑long language preparation

intensive+

autumn semester

20 academic hours per week

winter course

50 academic hours

spring semester

25 academic hours per week

TOTAL 635 academic hours PRICE 4 265 EUR

intensive

autumn semester

20 academic hours per week

winter course

50 academic hours

spring semester

20 academic hours per week

TOTAL 570 academic hours PRICE 3 925 EUR

basic

autumn semester

15 academic hours per week

winter course

50 academic hours

spring semester

15 academic hours per week

TOTAL 440 academic hours PRICE 2 605 EUR

Do you have a different idea about your language preparation?
The Department of Czech for Foreigners offers the possibility to put together the language preparation according to your individual needs (including individual and online study).


Payment details

Price of the year‑long language preparation must be transferred to the following account kept in CZK.
If you are transferring from a foreign currency into CZK you should use the Average Exchange Rate of Komerční banka for the given day.

Beneficiary: Masarykova univerzita, Žerotínovo nám. 9, 601 77 Brno, Czech Republic
Account number: 85636621/0100
Bank address: Komerční banka (Regionální pobočka Brno), nám. Svobody 21, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
IBAN: CZ43 0100 0000 0000 8563 6621
SWIFT: KOMBCZPP
Variable symbol: 2174000917

The applicant is required to pay the bank charges.


Cancellation conditions

Switching to online tuition in the case of an unfavorable epidemiological situation or lasting governmental and university restrictions as well as within the duration of the visa process does not establish the right to a refund of tuition fees.
Applicants who require a visa and who are denied one will be refunded 75 % of the school‑fee only if they send us confirmation that their visa was denied. The money will be returned by bank transfer only.
Applicants who cancel their participation in the Czech course before its beginning will be also be refunded 75 % of the school‑fee.
Participants who stop attending classes are not entitled to a refund of the school‑fee paid.


Professional part of the preparation

The professional part of the year‑long language and professional preparation for studies under an accredited university study programme takes place in the spring semester of the given academic year, when the participant chooses from the selection of preparatory courses for entrance exams on the basis of their chosen university study programme.


Accommodation

If you request accommodation in Masaryk University halls of residence, Confirmation of Accommodation will be issued for visa purposes for the duration of the language and professional preparation. The price of the accommodation is around 4 500 CZK per month and is paid monthly from arrival at the dormitory.


Assessment

Individual partial terms will conclude with a final written exam in grammar, orthography, Czech life and history, lexical-stylistic exercises, conversation (essay) and an oral examination in conversation, phonetics and interpretation of a literary text (advanced students), depending on the level of study.

A certificate with ECTS credits and classification of the level of knowledge of the Czech language according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages will be issued based on the results of the final exams.


Attendance

Participants of the language preparation must have 75% active class attendance to be allowed to take the final exams.

Please note that participants who arrive on a residence visa on the basis of the Letter of Acceptance issued by the Department of Czech for Foreigners are obliged to start and regularly attend classes. If they fail to do so, the Department of Czech for Foreigners is obliged to immediately notify the Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of he Interior of the Czech Republic (Foreign Police) of their failure to fulfill visa requirements.


Lecturers

Senior and assistent lecturers of the Department of Czech for Foreigners.


Description

Beginners I - II grammar + conversation + phonetics
Pre‑Intermediate I - II grammar + conversation + phonetics (+ interpretation of a literary text)
Pre‑Intermediate III grammar + conversation + interpretation of a literary text
Intermediate I - III grammar + conversation + phonetics (+ creative writing + interpretation of a literary text)
Advanced I - V grammar + conversation + phonetics + orthography + lexical‑stylistic exercises + Czech life and history (+ creative writing + interpretation of a literary text + translator seminar)
Very Advanced I - V grammar + conversation + phonetics + orthography + lexical‑stylistic exercises + Czech life and history (+ creative writing + interpretation of a literary text + translator seminar)

Organization

Classes for total beginners are taught based on English.

The language level achieved after completing the year-long language preparation depends on the diligence and effort of the participant.

From the language level A2, participants can choose from a range of elective courses in Czech language and literature at the beginning of the autumn and spring semester. For participants in the year-long language preparation these courses are FREE.

The year‑long language preparation can be completed with the Czech Language Certificate Exam (CCE) which is recognized by selected Czech universities. The CCE exam is intended for foreigners who want or need to verify the degree of their communication competence in Czech.


Coronavirus

In the case of an unfavorable epidemiological situation or lasting governmental and university restrictions as well as within the duration of the visa process, tuition will take place online.


Visa

If the visa process is not over before the beginning of the course, the tuition will switch to online classes. If the visa is granted, the tuition will switch to in-person/face to face classes after arrival to Brno. If the visa is not granted, the tuition continues online.

Detailed information on submission of the application and the course of the application procedure for issuing a residence permit in the territory of the Czech Republic for third‑country nationals can be found on the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.

With regard to issues concerning visa processing and the likelihood of being granted a visa, please address the Czech embassy.


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