Summer School of Slavonic (Czech) Studies

July 24th - August 21st, 2021

54th edition of the Summer School (1967 - 2021)


Programme

The focus of the lessons is five teaching hours in the morning and consists of an intensive language course, special seminars and lectures.

Three types of language courses are available:

  • intensive course for complete beginners based on English or German (on condition of sufficient interest),
  • a course for pre-intermediate students - two hours of basic Czech, two hours of conversation and a one-hour special course every day; lessons are in Czech,
  • a course for intermediate, advanced and very advanced students – two hours of basic language instruction followed by a one-hour special seminar dedicated to translation and stylistics, two hours of Czech linguistics, literature, history, ethnography, etc.

In the afternoons, Summer School students can attend linguistics and literature seminars, lexical-stylistic exercises, seminar on interpretation of a literary text and informal seminars on music, history of art, history of Brno, etc. Beginners I and II have the opportunity to attend additional lessons of linguistic exercises in order to develop the knowledge they have attained in their morning lessons. A special linguistic and literary seminar has been prepared for the most advanced students. The recreational part of the programme offers singing, dance lessons, and relaxation exercises. Evenings are reserved for presentations of Czech films.

The programme also includes day-long excursions to places of historical interest in the Czech Republic. For those interested, the Department of Czech for Foreigners is prepared to organize individual work in archives and libraries or individual consultations with professors and other staff from the Faculty of Arts.


Organization

The Summer School is also open to holders of scholarships granted by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and Masaryk University, those funded by other cultural institutions as well as to paying participants.

Participants are accommodated in the university summer hotel. Breakfasts and lunches will be served in the university canteen.


Price

Standard price includes: registration fee, tuition fee, meals (half board) and costs associated with excursions, accommodation 35 000 CZK
Reduced price
includes: registration fee, tuition fee, meals (half board) and costs associated with excursions
doesn't include: accommodation
26 000 CZK

The non-refundable registration fee of CZK 4 000 is payable on July 15th of the given year the latest.

The remainder may be either transferred to the same account (see below) or paid in cash (in CZK), after the participant's arrival at the Summer School, to the treasurer at the Summer School Office.

Applicants who require a visa must pay the course fee (standard or reduced price) in full beforehand.


Payment details

After submitting the application the given amount 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, Česká republika
Account number: 85636621/0100
Bank address: Komerční banka (Regionální pobočka Brno), nám. Svobody 21, 602 00 Brno, Česká republika
IBAN: CZ43 0100 0000 0000 8563 6621
SWIFT: KOMBCZPP
Variable symbol: 2174001017

THE APPLICANT IS REQUIRED TO PAY THE BANK CHARGES

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.


Conditions of acceptance

The number of places in the course is limited to approximately 150 participants. Some places are reserved for holders of scholarships granted by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports on the basis of bilateral cultural agreements. Candidates for these scholarships should send their application to the relevant authorities (usually the Ministry of Education) in their own countries. Other places are reserved for self-paying participants.

The filled-in application form must be sent by post or e-mail to arrive no later than July 15th. The Secretariat will immediately inform both holders of scholarships and paying participants whether they have been accepted, by July 15th at the latest.

The chosen option (standard or reduced price) must be clearly marked on the application form.


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