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Who we are

The Research and Test Centre (RTC) is a specialized worksite which has been in operation since 2006 and which focuses on:

  1. Czech language examinations for foreigners
  2. research activities in the fields of linguistics and linguodidactics
  3. training of pedagogical staff
  4. representation and other activities
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Testing Czech as a foreign language

In the area of testing Czech as a foreign language, the main aim of the RTC is:

  • creating, pre-testing, organizing (administration and issuance of certificates) and evaluating standardized Czech language exams for foreigners (including exams for Young Learners)
  • methodical coordination, monitoring and evaluating semestral and final Czech language exams at the ILPS study centres
  • methodical coordination, monitoring and evaluating of other standardized foreign language exams provided at the ILPS
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Scientific and research activities

RTC's scientific and research activities are especially focused on:

  • analysing and implementing methodical procedures in the field of language testing and in the development of standardized exams
  • taking part in projects focused on foreign language testing (including Czech as a foreign language)
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Training of pedagogical staff

We provide training of pedagogical staff in the following scope:

  • training of staff involved in the testing of Czech as a foreign language
  • organizing professional training sessions, courses, workshops and seminars focused on education staff involved in the testing of Czech as a foreign language
  • consulting services, audits
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Representation and other activities

RTC's representation and promotional activities focus on the following:

  • performance of tasks related to the promotion and presentation of standardized test and teaching materials produced by the institute
  • representation of the Charles University in international organizations (ALTE, etc.)
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