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European Day of Languages at Hybernská Campus: A trip to Central Europe

The sixth year of the European Day of Languages festival took place on 26 September 2023 at Hybernská Campus. This year, the festival focused on the languages of Central Europe. The European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic co-organised a speak-dating event, in which interested participants could try out lightning conversations with professional teachers of EU languages.

27 September 2023

Students from four continents celebrated the opening of the academic year in Carolinum

The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies opened the academic year 2023/2024 on Friday, 8 September. Representatives of the university and the institute greeted nearly 250 students from four continents at a gathering in the Great Auditorium. While the new academic year does not start until 1 October at Charles University, the students of the Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies have already had their first days of classes.

11 September 2023

Inaugurating a New Academic Year: Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies Charles University

In the spirit of positivity and anticipation, we gather to mark the official commencement of the academic year 2023-2024 at the esteemed Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies, Charles University. This academic year holds the promise of preparing students for their university studies, whether in Czech or English, and it resonates with those who join us online, their visas pending, spanning across the globe.

5 September 2023

Learn Czech with experienced teachers

Teaching Czech as a foreign language is our specialty at The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies of Charles University (ÚJOP UK), a dedication we've upheld for nearly 70 years. We offer diverse Czech courses with varying lengths, intensities, and focuses. Being the only full member of ALTE in the Czech Republic, we provide internationally recognized exams for Czech as a foreign language.

31 August 2023
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