Czech Language for Foreigners – Field of study catalogue MU
Czech Language for Foreigners
“Language is the very soul and culture of the nation.” K.Čapek
This Bachelor’s degree study programme is an integrated study programme for foreigners who want to study the Czech language. Since instruction takes place in Czech, it is aimed at foreign students and foreigners living in the Czech Republic whose Czech is at the B2 level according to the CEFR. During the course, students will acquire a complex range of expert knowledge in Czech language and literature as it has developed over its thousand-year history.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- demonstrate a respectable level of written and spoken Czech
- show their knowledge of Czech history and culture, particularly Czech literature
- function in written and spoken Czech at the C2 level according to the CEFR
Graduates from this Bachelor’s degree study programme can work in academia dealing with the issues of Czech as a foreign language and Czech literature in foreign workplaces. They are equipped for work in this field (through editorial activities, journalism, media, libraries, archives, interpreting, translation), as well as in professions which require independent and critical thinking and the ability to express ideas in both Czech and one’s mother tongue (examples include specialists in representative offices of their home country in the Czech Republic and representative offices of the Czech Republic abroad and linguistic advisers in private firms and cultural institutions).
The standard length of study is six semesters. It is necessary to earn a total of at least 180 credits from type A/required and type B/selective subjects. Credits gained from philosophy and subjects focused on preparing a Bachelor’s thesis count toward the type A/required credits total. During the course of their studies, students should follow the study catalogue valid for their year of matriculation. The study catalogues for the individual years of matriculation are available at the Faculty of Arts website.
The final exam is an oral exam with three questions on practical language, theory of Czech language, and Czech literature. The students must also defend their Bachelor’s thesis. They can then graduate from this diploma study programme.
After completing the Bachelor’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies (after satisfying the admission requirements) in the related Master’s degree study programme in Czech Language and Literature for Czech students, as well as in other philological fields.