Every year the Division of Czech for Foreigners organizes a wide variety of courses of Czech for foreigners. These are designed for beginners as well as for intermediate and advanced students, and range from short-term courses lasting two weeks or a month to semester-long and year-long courses. An intensive four-week course called the Summer School of Slavonic Studies is offered every year in August. This focuses on the Czech language, but also includes many lectures on Czech history and culture, a number of film showings and some excursions.
Both the courses held during the year and the Summer School is run on a fee-paying basis. Every year, however, there is a number of scholarships for foreign students. Some come within the framework of bilateral agreements signed between various foreign countries and the government of the Czech Republic; others are awarded by the Division of Czech for Foreigners itself.
The orientation week activities for incoming international students include participation in intensive Czech courses, for both beginners as well as those with some knowledge of Czech. During the semester students may continue in courses at the introductory or more advanced levels.
The Language Centre provides Czech and international students, teachers and staff with the possibility of improving their knowledge of English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and Czech at its language self-access centre (“Jazyková studovna”), which is situated at Komenského nám. 2 (in walking distance from the the Rectorate. A great variety of materials is there to help with developing language skills. Educational programmes and CD-ROM encyclopedias on medicine, the sciences and the humanities are also available.Masaryk University Language Centre Komenského nám. 2