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The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies, Charles University in Prague offers a large selection of Czech courses at varying levels of difficulty and intensity. We cater for both those interested in intensive daily courses of varying length (year-long/semester/six-week), as well as those who prefer less intensive courses. For students who are unable to attend lesson, we offer language courses via the internet.

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For high school leavers we offer intensive year-long preparatory courses of Czech language and specialist subjects. Thanks to this course your chances of passing the entrance exams at your chosen university in the Czech Republic will greatly increase.

Preparatory courses are offered also in English.

Students can choose from the following specialisms:

  • Humanities
  • Economics
  • Technical
  • Arts
  • Medicine and Science

We of course also welcome university graduates to our courses, who would like to study for a Master's or PhD in the Czech Republic.

We offer high quality at a reasonable price - 36 weeks' tuition of 35 hours a week (year-long preparatory courses)!

Application deadline for students with a visa duty is 30th June 2015. We accept applications for 2016-2017 academic year from September 2015.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Preparatory Programs

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Does artistic talent lie within you? Do you dream of becoming an architect? Register for one of our preparatory courses for artistic studies at our ... [+]

Does artistic talent lie within you? Do you dream of becoming an architect? Register for one of our preparatory courses for artistic studies at our centre in Prague-Krystal!

The course focuses on intensive Czech tuition and the subjects in which students will sit university entrance exams. This is why we offer future artists subjects such as art, art history or an artistic seminar. For aspiring architects we also offer descriptive geometry, mathematics or technical drawing.

The fields of study can be broken down using the following key:

Economics subjects – Prague-Hostivar, Poděbrady Technical subjects – Prague-Hostivař, Poděbrady, Liberec Humanities subjects – Prague-Krystal, Poděbrady Science subjects – Mariánské Lázně Artistic subjects and architecture – Prague-Krystal Czech Language for Foreigners - Prague-Albertov Application form ... [-]
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Preparatory courses for economics subjects take place in our centres in Prague-Hostivar and Poděbrady. Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing ... [+]

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:

Economics Management International Relations Finance and Accounting Business Economics Marketing Prague-Hostivar Centre

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.... [-]

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The one-year course prepares students who have already received a university degree in their country and would like to continue in a doctoral programme at a university in ... [+]

The one-year course prepares students who have already received a university degree in their country and would like to continue in a doctoral programme at a university in the Czech Republic to be awarded, after successful completion, the title of Ph.D. The course is open to students who have been granted a scholarship by the Czech Republic government and self-paying students. Information regarding scholarships and necessary documents and other requirements may be obtained at authorized representatives of the Czech Republic (at your local Czech Embassy or Consulate).

Requirements are:

- A title for the project on which you would like to work - Declaration of Specialization - Submission of a copy of your university diploma and exam results - All documents must be in Czech or English up... [-]

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Would you like to study Economics at a Czech university in English? Apply for our Pre-Programme!

The course will help you:

maximize your chance of entering the Faculty of your interest by teaching you the subjects (see below) knowledge of which is a prerequisite for passing the entrance exam. give you essential basics in the Czech language; successful communication in this language is required for practical training in hospital during medical studies in the Czech Republic. improve your command of English, and thereby boost the efficiency of your studies. Native speakers will have additional Czech language lessons instead. adapt to the Czech life-style as well as in settling of... [-]
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Do you have a Bachelor's degree and would like to continue studying an Economics subject in the Czech Republic? Register for one of our courses in Prague-Hostivar. ... [+]

Do you have a Bachelor's degree and would like to continue studying an Economics subject in the Czech Republic? Register for one of our courses in Prague-Hostivar or Poděbrady!

Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist subject knowledge of Economics. Great emphasis is placed on specialist terminology and the ability to express oneself independently. In the summer semester students are able to attend lectures at selected universities.

Prague-Hostivar Centre

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.... [-]

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Would you like to study technical specialisations at a Czech university in English? Apply for our Pre-Programme! ... [+]

Would you like to study technical specialisations at a Czech university in English? Apply for our Pre-Programme!

The course will help you:

maximize your chance of entering the Faculty of your interest by teaching you the subjects knowledge of which is a prerequisite for passing the entrance exam. give you essential basics in the Czech language improve your command of English, and thereby boost the efficiency of your studies. Native speakers will have additional Czech language lessons instead. adaptat to the Czech life-style as well as in settling of all the necessary papers, permissions and other official documents required by the Czech administrative and legal bodies. [-]
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Our courses are designed for candidates interested in I.C.T, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering. ... [+]

Preparatory courses for technical studies take place in our centre in Poděbrady. Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist technical knowledge.

Our courses are designed for candidates interested in the following subjects:

I.C.T Mechanical and Civil Engineering Physics Mathematics Electrical Engineering Podebrady Centre

To study technical subjects, you must have a good knowledge of mathematics and the basics of physics. Detailed list of taught subjects is in the following table.

Exceptionally talented students can apply just for intensive courses of Czech language. In case of further interest, they can later buy also lessons of other subjects (mathematics, physics, information technology, descriptive geometry).... [-]

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Do you have a Bachelor's degree and would like to continue studying a technical subject in the Czech Republic? Register for one of our courses in Prague-Hostivar or Poděbrady!

Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist technical knowledge. Great emphasis is placed on specialist terminology and the ability to express oneself independently. In the summer semester students are able to attend lectures at selected universities.

Prague-Hostivar Centre

The major part of the winter semester is focused on learning Czech. Students will gain elememtary 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.... [-]

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Would you like to study English, political science or tourism management? Preparation for the study of humanities subjects is offered at our centres in Prague-Krystal, Po ... [+]

Humanities - Bachelors

Would you like to study English, political science or tourism management? Preparation for the study of humanities subjects is offered at our centres in Prague-Krystal and Poděbrady.

Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist subject knowledge for Humanities.

Exceptionally gifted students over 18 years of age at our centre in Prague-Krystal may pay only for Czech lessons. They then later have the option of paying for supplementary lessons in other subjects based on their choices.

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Do you have a Bachelor's degree and would like to continue your studies in the Czech Republic? Register for one of our courses in ... [+]

Do you have a Bachelor's degree and would like to continue your studies in the Czech Republic? Register for one of our courses in Prague-Krystal!

Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist subject knowledge for Humanities.

The winter semester is predominantly dedicated to the study of the Czech language. In this course students will acquire basic communicative skills and a level of Czech grammar appropriate to everyday situations. A large emphasis is placed upon written comprehension and the ability to express oneself independently.

From the fourth month of the course students will begin learning the terminology necessary for the study of the humanities (e.g. reading and analysing academic texts). In the summer semester students attend a preparatory seminar for the university entrance exams and also attend subject lectures at university.... [-]

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In the preparation course for studying bachelor degree in Czech for Foreigners (within the studying field Philology) we offer ... [+]

In the preparation course for studying bachelor degree in Czech for Foreigners (within the studying field Philology) we offer for students morning lessons focused on the current Czech language at the appropriate level according to CEFR and in accordance with the requirements for entrance exams. Basic preparation of linguistic, literary, historical, sociocultural and sociogeographic studies takes place in the form of afternoon interactive workshops. The content of teaching in seminars is adapted to the specific requirements of the university entrance examinations in the given field. Teachers from Czech departments of higher education universities will lecture all courses and workshops. Students acquire knowledge of the Czech environment through regular cultural activities. Every Wednesday afternoon, we offer an active cultural program which focuses on literature, film, art and music. Additionally, student participate in favorable educational walking tours with expert guides. Richly stocked library is available to students daily. Students may borrow literature required for the entrance examinations in the given field in the Czech language (e.g. grammar books of the Czech language, dictionaries, basic linguistic literature and manuals on the theory and history of literature, Czech textbooks, Czech fiction, audio / video materials). Student may take advantage of available individual consultations. The total number of lessons per week is 35 (out of which 25 lessons of Czech language in the First semestre and 20 lessons of Czech language in the Second semestre). Detailed information on the number of special courses can be found in the table below.... [-]

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In close cooperation with the Technical University of Liberec, we offer you preparatory courses for successful study at this ... [+]

In close cooperation with the Technical University of Liberec, we offer you preparatory courses for succesful study at this university.

Attention! The price for the whole course is now EUR 4640, instead of EUR 5140 as it was previously. The offer is valid only until the end of the year and the number of places is limited to thirty!

Course description

Students who decide to undertake a one-year preparatory course in Liberec will spend part of their studies on the campus and part in ILPS classrooms. That will allow them to connect with the university environment right from the beginning. As well as intensive Czech language lessons they will be thought technical subjects on the university grounds by lecturers and professors. All subjects will be thought with technical textbooks according to students language abilities.... [-]

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The one-year course prepares students who have already received a university degree in their country and would like to continue in a doctoral programme at a university in ... [+]

The one-year course prepares students who have already received a university degree in their country and would like to continue in a doctoral programme at a university in the Czech Republic to be awarded, after successful completion, the title of Ph.D.

The course is open to students who have been granted a scholarship by the Czech Republic government and self-paying students. Information regarding scholarships and necessary documents and other requirements may be obtained at authorized representatives of the Czech Republic (at your local Czech Embassy or Consulate).

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