The preparatory programme for studies in economics for students with a high degree of Czech proficiency is held at the Prague (Hostivař) centre. The advantage of this campus in Prague 10 is the opportunity to study and stay in one place. Near the study centre there is a forest park with a reservoir and the Sports Centre of Charles University. The trip to the city centre takes 15 minutes by city train or 30 minutes by tram.
The FAST programme is intended only for students with an initial knowledge of Czech at least at level B1 of the CEFR. Before starting the FAST programme, the student must provide a CCE certificate confirming the B1 level, or another certificate of ILPS CU, or pass a diagnostic test and an interview to verify his/her level. Students with a level of Czech below B1 will not be admitted to the programme. Students with a level of Czech lower than B1 may take the COMPLEX programme.
The study of the FAST programme (25 hours per week in total) includes Czech language classes in a reduced scope of no more than 15 lessons per week, combined with specialized subjects with a scope similar to that of the COMPLEX programmes. The academic year begins with a two-week adaptation-orientation course. It is an intensive Czech language course accompanied by an introduction into Czech culture and history, basic orientation in the study centre, the Institute of Language and Preparatory Studies (ILPS) and the general area.
Classes in specialized subjects start from the third week. These classes revise and supplement students' high-school knowledge, prepare students specifically for the questions and tasks of the entrance exams and for the start of their university studies. Instructors combine theoretical instruction with practical assignments and practice. In Czech classes, great emphasis is placed on mastering professional terminology and the ability to express oneself independently. In the summer semester, students have the opportunity to attend lectures at selected universities.
Students take regular tests to monitor their progress in both Czech and the specialized subjects. In the Czech language, each semester ends with a language exam. The winter semester ends with a semester exam, the summer semester with a final exam targeted at level B2 of the CEFR. Upon successfully passing the final exam, students receive a certificate. Students take semester exams in the specialized subjects at the end of each semester.
The tuition consists of seminars, lectures and complex assignments supported by the possibility of regular individual consultations with the teachers. Studying at ILPS CU aims at preparing students for the methods of work necessary for university studies (independence, responsibility, time management).
The FAST programme further includes:
• basic teaching materials
• English and Russian speaking study advisors
• registration with the foreign police upon arrival
• assistance with the recognition (nostrification) of high school / university diplomas
• assistance with selecting a university and filling in the application form
• help and support in dealing with everyday life situations
• extra-curricular activities (informative webinars, meetings with alumni, conversation club, etc.)
The course is suitable for students interested in Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes.
winter semester: 5.9.2022 – 20.1.2023
summer semester: 30.1. – 19.5.2023
|Number of lessons per week|
• intensive tuition of Czech language (aim is to reach B2 level of the CEFR)
0311 Economics (Economics and Administration, National Economy, etc.)