Winter semester: 4 November 2024 – 24 January 2025
Christmas holiday: 23 December 2024 – 3 January 2025
Exam period: 27 January 2025 – 31 January 2025
Summer semester: 3 February 2024 – 23 May 2024
Exam period: 26 May 2025 – 30 June 2025
Teaching days: Monday – Friday
The preparatory programme starts with a one-week intensive Czech orientation course, accompanied by an introduction to Czech culture and history and basic information on the study centre and Charles University. Starting from the second week, the Czech language teaching begins to be connected with the terminology and specialized Czech. In the summer semester, you will also be taught specialized subjects in preparation for the entrance exams for in the fields of humanities.
You can look forward to lectures, seminars and study assignments with feedback from teachers. Instructors combine theoretical instruction with practical assignments and practice to prepare students for the entrance exams and subsequent university studies (independent work, responsibility, time management). We place great emphasis on the acquisition of professional terminology and presentation skills. In the summer semester, students can attend lectures at selected universities.
There is no proper study without tests and exams. You will also write continuous tests in Czech and in your specialized subjects and take final semester exams at the end of the semester. The Czech language course ends with a winter semester exam at A2 level and a summer semester exam at B1 level. If you pass the final exams in the summer semester, you will receive a certificate of completion of the preparatory programme indicating your level of language proficiency.
Mgr. Helena Nagyová
I teach Czech and English at all levels. I am also a coordinator of the Summer School of Slavonic Studies.
I have been working for ILPS CU since 2018.
„The most important thing for me is that students learn in an entertaining way that replicates real situations which students encounter every day. My goal is that students get rid of their fear of speaking and of making mistakes in general.“
Mgr. Helena Nagyová
The LITE programme is intended for students heading to university with the required entry level B1 Czech according to the CEFR. For obtaining a higher language level, the COMPLEX programme is designed.
The preparatory programme for economics studies takes place at our campus in the centre of Poděbrady. You have the possibility to stay in a dormitory within a ten-minute walk from the castle, where the classes take place. There is also a large castle garden where various leisure activities take place. Poděbrady is easily accessible from Prague by train or bus and the trip takes about an hour.