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Languages courses

Czech for Foreigners

The courses of Czech language for foreigners are organized by the Language Centre, which is a part of the Faculty of Arts. The Department of Czech Studies guarantees professional Czech language education for foreigners at Palacky University; a field guarantee: Mgr. Darina Hradilová, PhD. ( The courses are taught in English, German, Russian and Czech languages. The Department is able to offer you a large variety of courses according to your specific demands. The Basic Czech Course aims to quickly provide a communicative competence in Czech. You will be provided with textbooks and other teaching materials. At the end of your course you can take a Certificate Exam specifying the level of your knowledge at levels recognised within the EU. You´ll also get University certificate of graduation of life – long learning programme. 

One year Intensive Language Course for students intending to study at Palacky University

The lessons and the cost are shared among 4–8 students if they apply together for the same level of course. The Course is suitable for complete Beginners, ”False“ beginners, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Advanced students.

two semesters - 25 lessons a week - 590 lessons a year 
CZK 87.000 /a student


Application Form doc

FF UP Olomouc reserves the right to accept or deny an applied student at Czech for foreigners Course.

For further information please contact:

Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc
Vodární 6
779 00  Olomouc - Czech Republic


Survival Czech Course

Free course offered to Erasmus students

This is a short four days' course organized during the orientation week. It's intended for real beginners to teach them basic phrases, to let them understand regards, requests, formulate simple questions used in an everyday contact with Czech people.

To participate in the Survival Czech Course students have to register in advance, a registration form is sent to all students.

Participants of the survival course are offered to continue in a semester course.

Further details may be obtained from:

Mgr. Darina Hradilová, PhD.
The Department of Czech Studies
Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc


Czech Language Course

Palacký University offers to Erasmus students a Course of Czech for Foreigners during the academic year for free. The course starts at the beginning of each semester. Students are divided into courses according to their knowledge. To evaluate your knowledge and to assign you to a course on an appropriate level, you will be asked to write a placement test.  There are always courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners. Students who regularly attend the course, fulfill academic requirements and pass a final exam are granted 5 credits for the semester course.

Up-to-date information regarding placement test, teachers, classrooms etc. is provided during the orientation week.

Apart of Czech courses specially designed for Erasmus exchange students, there are tailor-made Czech courses for prospective international students organized by the Centre of Distance Learning of the Faculty of Arts. 

Further details may be obtained from:

Mgr. Darina Hradilová, PhD.
The Department of Czech Studies
Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc


Central Europe: Traditions, Crossroads and Challenges

Tailored Semester Abroad Program
Faculty of Arts
Duration: 12 weeks (March-May)
Credits: 30 ECTS
Program Overview

Since the 1990s Palacký University in Olomouc has been hosting more than twenty students from the University of Nebraska each year. The goal of the program is to provide the students with an intensive interdisciplinary insight into European history, culture and society and to expose and engage them in on-site research projects.
The curriculum was designed to provide a unique academic experience: covering key topics of Western Civilizations, the Holocaust, Central European history, and present day challenges. It also provides abundant opportunities of cultural immersion through a Czech language courses and extracurricular activities including many academic excursions. Students are also integrated into the campus through numerous events, walking trips, and fun activities like film screenings organized by the university's joint collaboration with ISHA Olomouc (The International Students of History Association). A free week in the middle of the semester enables student to make individual trips and explore other European countries.
Learning Outcomes
At the beginning of the program, students participate in an intensive three-day introduction to Czech culture as well as the orientation at the university and the city of Olomouc. Czech Language Course - Students will acquire basic knowledge of the Czech language and be submerged in the culture (e.g. folklore dancing evening). Session I: Western Civilization and the Holocaust - Students will gain a deeper understanding of the key topics of European history and culture. Session II: Central Europe in Context - Students will gain an interdisciplinary perspective of CE society and cultures. 18 speakers with various backgrounds will offer the lectures on history, art, media studies, political studies, sociology, environmental studies, and economics.
All field trips are academically interlinked with in-class sessions and are designed to provide better understanding of the discussed issues. The program lecturers guide all of the following trips: Prague and Dresden (4 days), Vienna and Venice (5 days), Krakow and Auschwitz (3 days), South Bohemia (5 days), short trips to Bouzov Castle, Kroměříž, Rožnov Open Air Museum.
Scholarship Opportunities: Successful graduates of the program are eligible for a waiver at Euroculture Erasmus-Mundus MA program at Palacký University (
Contact: Jan Stejskal, Ph.D., Academic Coordinator (e-mail:
Martin Elbel, Ph.D., Academic Coordinator (e-mail:


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Last update: 22. 01. 2018, Zdeněk Pospíšil