Language Courses

Each faculty offers classes of foreign languages. Philology departments, in particular, also provide courses for students of other departments and faculties. For more details, check the UP Portal or the department offices or ask your Czech classmates. In addition, there are specialized centres, or departments, that focus on foreign language skills.

Survival Czech

Free course offered to Erasmus students

This is a short four days' course organized during the orientation week. It's intended for real beginners to teach them basic phrases, to let them understand regards, requests, formulate simple questions used in an everyday contact with Czech people. To participate in the Survival Czech Course students have to register in advance, a registration form is sent to all students. Participants of the survival course are offered to continue in a semester course.

See details on: www.kb.upol.cz

Czech Language Course

Palacký University provides a free course of Czech for Foreigners for international short-term students throughout the academic year. The course starts at the beginning of each semester. You will be asked to take a placement test first to identify your language skills and select the appropriate course. There are always courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners. Students who regularly attend the course, fulfil the tasks and pass the final exam are granted credits for the semester course. Updated information regarding the placement test, instructors, classrooms, etc. is provided in the Orientation Week and also at: www.kb.upol.cz/czech-for-foreigners/. For enquiries, e-mail darina.hradilova@upol.cz. The test available on the website needs to be submitted to the same email address.

Aside from Czech language courses designed for international short-term students, there are also tailored courses of Czech language for prospective international students, who are planning to join a BA or MA programme.

The courses are organized by The Centre of Distance Learning of the Faculty of Arts - http://icv.ff.upol.cz/czech/

Address and contact:
Faculty of Arts, tř. Svobody 26, Olomouc, e-mail: czechff@upol.cz.

UPLIFT – language school of the Faculty of Arts

You can study various languages at the brand new language school of Palacký University. The University offers subsidized academic English courses for international students. For more information about the courses, visit their website. You could also take up Czech as a foreign language as part of your study programme.

Address:
UPLIFT
Faculty of Arts, tř. Svobody 26, Olomouc
web: www.up-lift.upol.cz

Language centres at faculties

The Department of Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Arts

Aside from general language courses of all levels, the department provides a range of specialised courses in bachelor’s and master’s programmes, for instance courses specializing in various disciplines (sociology, economy, history etc). Moreover, students can take advantage of a wide range of academically and professionally oriented courses, e.g. Academic English, Business English, and Professional Communication in English.

Address and contact:
Vodární 6, 771 80 Olomouc, tel.: +420 585 633 571
email: gabriela.grulichova@upol.cz, www.kal.upol.cz
(STAG abbreviation/code: KAL)

The Foreign Language Department, Faculty of Law 

The Foreign Language Department of FoL specializes in technical language with a focus on legal terminology. You will learn grammar and vocabulary, as well as legal terminology of the basic legal sectors in selected countries, including a comparison of foreign-language names for identical or comparable institutions. The classes also focus on legislative, executive, and judicial powers in the given language in comparison with Czech terminology. The Department also provides courses of legal Czech for French-speaking students.

Address and contact:
The Faculty of Law, tř. 17. listopadu 8, Olomouc,
tel.: +420 585 637 537, email: alena.opichalova@upol.cz,
www.pf.upol.cz/menu/struktura-pf/katedry/katedra-jazyku/
(STAG abbreviation/code: KJA)

The Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

If you are a medical student, you may contact the Department of Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Medicine.
Address and contact:

Hněvotínská 3, Olomouc, www.ucjlf.upol.cz

The British Centre

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Address and contact:
Křížkovského 8, 771 00 Olomouc, tel.: +420 585 631 874, e-mail: bc@upol.cz, Křížkovského 8, 771 00 Olomouc, tel.: +420 585 631 874

The Confucius Institute — the Centre for Chinese Language

Have you ever wanted to learn Chinese or calligraphy? The experienced team of tutors and graduates of the Department of Asian Studies offers lectures and training in various aspects of China and Chinese culture.

Address and contact:
Křížkovského 8, Olomouc, tel.: +420 585 631 256
e-mail: konfucius@upol.cz, konfucius.upol.cz

Tandem Olomouc

Why not supplement what you learn in your courses by joining the Tandem Project which connects international and Czech students to promote linguistic and cultural exchange: www.tandem.netsource.cz

Summer School of Slavonic Languages

The Summer School of Slavonic Languages (SSSL) at the Faculty of Arts of Palacký University in Olomouc organizes courses of Czech for foreigners and other courses of Slavonic languages (Russian and Polish in particular) for students from other countries. The Summer School is designed for professors, senior lecturers, lectors and students of Czech language and literature, Slavonic studies, for translators, journalists, and the general public interested in Czech language, literature, history, and culture. The School also holds courses for beginners. The courses are held in English and Czech, based on the students’ levels. The lessons are complemented with additional events—film club, theatre workshops, workshops of folklore dances, two one-day trips, a weekend trip to Prague, etc.

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