Preparatory courses for economics subjects take place in our centres in Prague-Hostivar and Poděbrady. Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist subject knowledge which will be required for the university entrance exams - English and Maths, and in Poděbrady also the basics of General Studies.
Our courses are designed for candidates interested in the following subjects:
- International Relations
- Finance and Accounting
- Business Economics
The major part of the winter semester is focused on learning Czech. Students will gain elementary communication skills in Czech, and they will learn Czech grammar to an extent that will help them deal with day-to-day situations. Strong emphasis is placed on written productions and the ability to express ideas in Czech. Students will become familiar with cultural facts about the Czech Republic.
The summer semester is focused on learning technical Czech, for example, by close reading of economic texts, which is a crucial part of university/college studies in the field of economics. Apart from Czech courses, students will also take English lessons and Maths.
The preparatory course is divided into two semesters. The winter semester begins in September with a two-week intensive course of Czech. The lessons are assigned to students according to the date of their arrival.
Following these two weeks, students are split into classes according to their specialization. Czech language classes naturally take up the greatest number of lesson hours; the other subjects correspond to the type of field to be studied.
The winter semester ends approximately mid-January. In some of the courses the students only earn credits. The major subjects, however, in addition require taking mid-term/semester exams.
The summer semester starts in February and lasts till the end of May. The requirements for the successful completion of the study programme are similar to those of the winter semester. Those students who successfully complete the programme will receive a certificate.