Department of Czech for Foreigners
Česky

Masaryk University Language Preparation

Aimed at foreign students doing their master’s or doctoral studies at Masaryk University (as part of a study programme in Czech).

Academic year 2018/19

Autumn semester 2018/19 (September – December 2018, 13 academic weeks): 8 academic hours/week

Spring semester 2018/19 (February – May 2019, 13 academic weeks): 8 academic hours/week


Subjects (and therefore credits) from the Masaryk University Language Preparation are not entered into the Information System.
During both semesters the student takes subtests, and the Masaryk University Language Preparation concludes with final written and oral exams at the end of the second semester of study for the given level of Czech language that the student has reached during their studies.
The student is presented with a certificate confirming the level they have obtained, which they can then present to their own university, who will then decide if Czech will be recognised as a foreign language for the student.

Course content


Beginners I - IIgrammar + conversation + phonetics
Pre-intermediate I - IIIgrammar + conversation + phonetics
Intermediate I - IIIgrammar + conversation + phonetics + creative writing
Advanced I - Vgrammar + conversation + phonetics + creative writing + orthography + interpretation of a literary text + Czech life and history + lexical-stylistic exercises
Very advanced I - Vgrammar + conversation + phonetics + creative writing + orthography + interpretation of a literary text + Czech life and history + lexical-stylistic exercises

Teaching aids

1. Rešková, I., Pintarová, M.: Communicative Czech (Elementary Czech)

2. Rešková, I., Pintarová, M.: Communicative Czech (Intermediate Czech)

3. Bischofová, J. a kol.: Čeština pro středně a více pokročilé

4. Internal texts and exercises of the Department of Czech for Foreigners prepared for particular levels and subjects

Study programme

At the beginning of the first semester the student takes an entrance test, which will determine their starting level in Czech.

Students of all levels (i.e. Beginners I - II, Pre-intermediate I - III, Intermediate I - III, Advanced I - V, Very advanced I - V) will be allocated to existing courses in the Department of Czech for Foreigners.

Completion of particular semesters

After finishing the second semester the student takes a final test composed of the individual parts which make up the course (see Course content).

The level of the student is classified according to the ECTS scale (A, B, C, D, E, F) and course attendance + test rated according to ECTS credits (recommended number of credits 6 + 2, in total 8). The given faculty decides about the recognition of credits in the study programme of the student.

If the student fails both the original test and both retakes, they do not receive the credits.

Lecturers

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

Supervisor

PhDr. Eva Rusinová
Department of Czech for Foreigners
Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
Arne Nováka 1
602 00 Brno
Czech Republic

Application

Application form for the Masaryk University Language Preparation for download.

Department of Czech for Foreigners accepts applications for the Masaryk University Language Preparation for the spring semester 2018/19 till 17th February 2019.