Tanja, Switzerland, 20 years old: Two years ago I decided to learn Czech at Albertov. I wanted to take it just one semester and now it's already my fourth. It was the best time of my life. I met interesting friends from all over the world, and I even found a best friend. I learned not only the Czech language but also how to talk to strangers. I would never imagine that I will be able to Czech like I know it today. I cannot forget all the great cultural events at Albertov. I attended a theatre club and students' concerts which was very interesting and helped me with my Czech. Thank you all for this great time in Albertov!
Nina, Georgia, 20 years old: Magical place! I never knew how rapidly language skills develop, and all this I learned thanks to the best teachers, who teach at Albertov. Albertov offered me everything that I missed: concerts, singing, theatre, trips to the most beautiful cities in the country. I made friends with impeccable people and excellent teachers.
I love the timetable for Albert - it's not just two hours a day, but almost the entire school day of intensive teaching, speaking, writing, and many interesting tasks. And all this is in the best location in Prague.
Stacey, Netherlands, 26 years old: I recommend to a friend to study at Albertov because when he has time, I think it's the fastest and the best method to learn Czech. The staff is professional and the teachers are qualified and speaks engagingly. Lessons are interesting and I like it. Albertov also offers activities for students.
Tatiana, Russia, 31 years old: Albertov for us has always been an open door to knowledge. Simply just decide and buy a Czech course. It is a great place to learn and I cannot imagine my life without Albertov and Czech.
Nghia, Vietnam, 20 years old: I studied Czech in Albertov for one year. And I think that, thanks to the excellent teachers I have learned Czech, and I now I also know a lot of friends from different countries.
Verena, Germany, 24 years: I suggest to my friend to study in Albertov because teachers are likeable, cheerful and able to teach well. When I have questions, our teacher always tells me everything. Also, books are good and the secretaries are very friendly and accommodating.
Petro, Ukraine, 18 years old: I would recommend to my friend Vladimir to study Czech at Albertov because it's good.
Alexandra, Russia, 23 years old: I would recommend it to all my friends because it is a wonderful school that has great teachers and the teaching is carried out at a high level.
Olga, Russia, 22 years old: At the Albertov centre there are very good teachers, interesting events and it is located in the centre of Prague.
Kornelia, Ukraine, 18 years old: I would recommend to my friends Albertov, because there are good teachers and I like it here.
Vladimir, Russia, 27 years old: I would recommend studying Czech at Albertov, because it is the best place in the country, where we can learn to speak Czech.
Alejandro, Bolivia, 19 years old: Classes are fun. The course is great. I learned everything quickly and knowledgably.
Other video testimonials could be found HERE.
Here are some of our students' evaluations of our courses from May 2014:
Anonymous respondent: „It was a good course, all the teachers were good. Our class was good and we had a lot of fun!"
Anonymous respondent: „The student office's Alena [Mrs Borovičková] is great! She was always there when I needed help. I liked everything about the course, and if I had a chance to study at the Hostivař centre again, I would not think twice."
Anonymous respondent: „I am very happy to have had a chance to study the course. I will miss the school."
Anonymous respondent: „I was very happy with the course, I liked everything about it. I would like to thank Alena for being ready to help anytime. I really liked the trip to the cities of Liberec and Pardubice, which were organized by her. The centre director is a very nice person – he is sometimes very strict and demanding but also cheerful. During the trip, he told us interesting stories of all the places that we visited."
Anonymous respondent: „The courses at ILPS CU are an excellent study opportunity for foreign students. Completing the course made it easier for each graduate to be admitted to a local university, and it taught them useful things. In my opinion, these courses are the best in the Czech Republic."
Armen Ambartsumyan (2012/2013): It was nice. I did not have to think about anything else but studying. Nature, weather, city teachers - everything was perfect.
Makeeva Alena (2012-2013): Study stay in Podebrady surpassed all my expectations. Pleasant city, kind and sensitive teachers. Learning is fun, and most importantly, I found friends for life. I will always remember Podebrady very fondly.
Centre for Distance Education
Sona Klimesova (Spain): "On-line English course for beginners was more than satisfactory for me given its structure. During the course everything was clearly presented and explained. I was able to study according to my own time schedule and abilities. I believe the course is rather difficult due to the amount of information that is passes over in a relatively short period, which consequently forces students to focus and study on daily bases. Upon completion of the course, I feel that I have FINALLY mastered the basics of English. Communication with UJOP (technical support, tutor etc. ) functioned smoothly and quickly. I would like to express my special thanks to my Tutor, Dr. P. Hercik. I highly recommend the course to those who need to learn English, but cannot attend regular language courses!"
Elena (Russia): "I was very interested in the course. I was pleased with the ease of control. Tutor, who led me through the course, was a great expert. The biggest motivation for me to study was the possibility and opportunity to obtain a certificate of proficiency in Czech. I have a wonderful experience with your service. I greatly appreciate the flexibility of your services and the professional communication of all the staff."
Jane (USA): "I was very satisfied with communication with the tutor. I was lucky that I was led by Mrs. Barbora Hercikova. Mrs. Herciková is really a competent person and a very motivating tutor. Sometimes I had a little trouble finding what mistake I did in the exercise, but overall the course exceeded my expectations. In an online course I did not expect such an accommodating approach from the tutor. The biggest motivations for me were my Czech friends. The great advantage of these courses is the time flexibility, I was able to study whenever I wanted (courses do not have a precise schedule) and I could spread out the lessons according to my needs."
Marina (Bosnia and Herzegovina): "Studying is the best investment one can make; I was completely satisfied with the course. I managed to complete all task within the given schedule. I studied as often as I wanted (3 hrs about 5 times a week). Thanks to this course I moved from a total beginner to A1 level."
Martin (UK): "I studied every day. I did not miss the personal contact with the teacher; I was completely satisfied with the help from the tutor. The biggest motivation for me was the fact that I wanted to live in Prague. I liked that the online course contains a large number of tests, which forced me to study as I wanted to write them without any mistakes."
Nasir (Azerbaijan): "I attended the basic course and gained knowledge of the Czech language at A1 level. I consider learning languages to be one of the most important factors of human development."
Philippe (Belgium): "Great course, I was able to study whenever I wanted."
George (USA): "I didn't find any serious drawbacks to this course. Whenever I had a problem, I solved it with the help of the tutor. I devoted my time approximately three times a week to this course."
Steve (France): "I was happy with the grammar explanations, repetition of the subject matter gave me the opportunity to check my understanding of the given topic. I really liked the speakers' voices in the recordings. I didn't miss a personal contact as several times I asked the tutor for help (except for the tutor, I never need any other kind of assistance). The hardest part for me was the grammar - to get used to a large variety of endings."
Bob (USA): "I loved the presented texts (socio-cultural), I believe they are very interesting and useful for foreigners. I was very happy with the tutor assistance. The biggest advantage was that I could study even at work."
John (Canada): "The course helped me learn how to write better in Czech. I really liked the voices of the speakers. I spent several hours studying every day. I was satisfied with the tutor; she was always willing to help."
Mary (Ukraine): "A great advantage is that I can study whenever I want, including at work. Several times I wasn't sure how to operate the learning management system but a tutor was always available."
Iwona (Poland): "It was wonderful. Thanks a milion to Mrs. Barbora Herciková - a superb teacher. If there are follow up courses it will be perfect. I liked the pictures - they are pretty funny - like the one to 'tancuju' :) The technical support - Mr. Jan Houžvička is also extremely nice and I think that the people who co-create the course - the toutors and the technical support are very important in encouraging students to learn the language.This personal factor plays a major role I think. Thank you all :)"
Youn (South Korea): "I can design my own study plan, which means that I can study and work at the same time."
Nestor Houngbedji (father of one of our 2013/2014 preparatory course students): "We think of you with great respect and gratitude for all the knowledge you taught our son, Neto- Honorius. Thanks to you he became a Czech university student. We, and especially Neto, think of you each day and thank you for all the memories. You taught us how extremely important foreign relations are. Thanks to you we are now able to explain to other people what the term "nostrification and superlegalization of documents" means. Thanks to this experience we were able to acknowledge that the language and preparatory level of your study centre is so much higher than at other language schools, and that your services give your students a great chance to be accepted to Czech universities and colleges."
Quyen, 19, Vietnam
My name is Vu Hong Quyen. I have studied Czech at the ILPS Liberec study centre for 3 months. I like it here. The teachers are very good and enthousiastic. They use very effective teaching methods.
Misha, 21, Ukraine
I would recommend it to my friends because there are many interesting programmes to study here.
Artur, 22, Cuba
Liberec is a great city to study: the living costs are low and you can walk everywhere. Prague is only an hour away, so you never miss a gig and can still live in a quiet and fairly cheap place. Also, studying here is better than in a big city because you can get a more individually-designed education with more contact with the teachers.
Dimitry, 18, Russia
I like the town of Liberec because it lies close to the mountains, and the air is fresh. Liberec is a small and clean town near Prague – about one hour by bus. We do a lot of sports here: every weekend we play volleyball and badminton. I live in a dormitory next to the university, and it's not far from the ILPS centre – only about 20 minutes' walk. The dormitory is nice and it's affordable. Czech lessons are great and the specialized subjects, too: we do mathematics, mechanics, CAD etc. Everything here is good. I like studying both Czech and English – my English is excellent.
Mónica, 19, Cuba
This course, provided by Charles University in Prague, is excellent. It helps us improve our Czech very much. What is more, Liberec is a beautiful town. We do a lot of sports here, e.g. skiing, volleyball or swimming. Liberec is surrounded by a lot of nature and mountains, and it's also a perfect place to ride a bike. Our dormitory is very convenient and pleasant, and the Internet connection is cheap. The ILPS Liberec study centre organizes many interesting activities for its students. I can only recommend studying here.
Gleb, 18, Russia
Liberec is a beautiful and quiet town, not too far from Prague. The town has the best dormitory in the Czech Republic, and you can walk to school. The teachers are good and always helpful. It's the teachers that make our lessons interesting.
Sanzhar, 18, Kazakhstan
I like studying at ILPS Liberec because the teachers have an individual approach to students. They often help students with diploma nostrification or university programme applications. We have a friendly relationship with them. I like the fact that our teachers also teach at Liberec university. This way we can get more familiar with the profile of the university before we enter its programmes.