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Students from six continents started learning Czech

Although temperatures are freezing outside and spring still seems far away, the summer semester of the 2023/2024 academic year has begun for more than 126 students from 40 different countries across six continents. Petra Landergott Kalvínská, head of the Prague study centre, greeted the students of Czech language courses at the Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies of Charles University.

1 February 2024

Happiness, tears and emotions: language certificates open up new opportunities for students

It is the love of the Czech language and the intensive language course they took together in the winter semester that unites students from Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, Japan, Chile, Australia and America. For almost five months, more than 160 students from 36 countries from all over the world successfully worked on their language skills every day at the Voršilská study centre in the centre of Prague.

21 January 2024

Magic of Kunsthalle - students amazed by the modern art exhibition

Hundreds of tourists stream down the castle steps to Klárov every day after visiting the most beautiful gem of Prague architecture, the Prague Castle. And it is right there that they arrive at the new jewel - Zenger's transformation station, which after reconstruction has been converted into a new cultural venue known as Kunsthalle Praha. It is no wonder that it has become the destination of excursions for students of art and architecture and raised the interest of students of humanities at the Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies of Charles University. 

14 December 2023

Music matinee - a meeting point for talented students and alumni

At noon, the Emmaus abbey Na Slovanech rang with the tones of classical and modern music. On Thursday, 7 December, the 29th musical matinee of the Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies (ÚJOP UK) took place.The concert featured talented, both current and former students of the preparatory and language courses. As diverse as the multinational mix of the performers was, so too was their repertoire, which ranged from works by J. S. Bach to ABBA. 

8 December 2023
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