This summer school of the Czech language at UJOP Charles University is primarily designed for everyone from expatriate communities abroad who not only want to learn the language of their ancestors or to strengthen and develop their knowledge of Czech, but also to spend time getting to know the country and Czech culture. It is also a great opportunity for international students who are thinking about studying at Czech universities and want to better understand the local customs and the country where they plan to spend a few years. But we are happy to welcome anyone who wants to get to know the Czech Republic more deeply and is keen to learn the Czech language.
You can look forward to a combination of interactive language learning, fun workshops, interesting lectures, diverse excursions and friendly evenings and get-togethers.
The ceremonial awarding of the course completion certificates will take place at the Czernin Palace in Prague in the presence of representatives of the ministries and the House of Foreign Cooperation.
To attend the full programme, it is possible to take advantage of a scholarship from the Czech government as part of the Programme to Support Czech Cultural Heritage.
The programme of the Summer Czech Course for Czech Expatriates includes:
The tutorial part of the Summer Czech Course for Czech Expatriates includes 90 lessons (18 teaching days / 5 lessons per day). The course price includes textbooks and internal teaching materials. The students will be tutored by a professional team of UJOP Charles Universitry teachers with many years of experience in teaching Czech. The social and cultural part of the programme takes place in the afternoons or evenings and at weekends.
You can follow what is happening at the Summer Czech Course for Czech Expatriates on the Summer School for Expatriates Facebook page.
The Czech Course for Expatriates is traditionally held in the spa town of Podebrady. Podebrady is located about an hour's drive from the Prague airport, it is a lovely spa town with a colonnade, parks, restaurants and a wide range of cultural and social activities. The course takes place in the heart of Podebrady, in a 14th-century castle with a large garden in which many afternoon and evening events take place.
To reach Prague from Podebrady, you can use the regular direct train connection - you will get there in 50 minutes.
The government scholarship fully covers tuition fees, accommodation and meals in the form of meal vouchers. The scholarship for the full programme of the Summer Czech Course for Expatriates is open to applicants aged 18 and over in 2024. You will find information on the scholarship on the website of Czech National Agency for International Education and Research and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
If you want to participate in the four-week Summer Czech Course for Czech Expatriates as a scholarship holder:
We offer accommodation for the students of the summer school of Czech at UJOP Charles University in Podebrady only a 10 minute-walk from the castle where the classes will take place. The hotel house (Dormitory 2) offers accommodation in double rooms with bathroom and toilet facilities. The rooms are equipped with bed linen, towels, free WIFI. There is a shared kitchen on each floor (oven, microwave, kettle, hob). A washing machine can be used for a fee. The hotel house is non-smoking.
Meals for self-payers are not included in the price of the course. The participants can use a number of cafés and restaurants in Poděbrady. There is a shared kitchen on each floor (oven, microwave, kettle, hob).
The price includes
The price includes
Date of the course
8 July – 2 August 2024
Deadline for submitting applications
3 July 2024
15 March, see conditions of the Programme for the Support of Czech Cultural Heritage
Accommodation in the dormitory
7 July – 3 August 2024
7 July 2024
8 July 2024 at 2:30 PM
2 August 2024 at 10:00 AM
3 August 2024
The summer school is open only to participants over 18 years of age (in case of younger participants, please consult with us).
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