Learning Czech and more

The Summer School

The Summer School of Slavonic Languages (SSSL) at the Faculty of Arts of Palacký University in Olomouc organizes courses of Czech language for foreigners, as well as other Slavonic languages, like Russian and Polish in particular, for students from other countries. It may be a good idea to take a course before starting your studies at Palacký University. The summer classes are complemented with events such as a film club, a theatre workshop, a folklore dance workshop, two one-day trips and a weekend trip to Prague.

For more information go to: www.lsss.upol.cz or email:

Survival Czech

This is a short, four-day course held during the Orientation Week. It is designed for true beginners as it teaches basic phrases, greetings, requests, and simple questions used in everyday life in the Czech Republic. If you want to attend the Survival Czech course, you need to register in advance (a registration form is sent to all students by email).

Czech Language Courses

Palacký University provides a free course of Czech for Foreigners for international short-term students throughout the academic year. The course starts at the beginning of each semester. You will be asked to take a placement test first to identify your language skills and select the appropriate course. There are always courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners. Students who regularly attend the course, fulfil the tasks and pass the final exam are granted credits for the semester course. Updated information regarding the placement test, instructors, classrooms, etc. is provided in the Orientation Week and also at: www.kb.upol.cz/czech-for-foreigners.

Address and contact:
The Faculty of Arts, Department of Czech Studies, Křížkovského 10, 779 00, Olomouc

Aside from Czech language courses designed for international short-term students, there are also tailored courses of Czech language for prospective international students, who are planning to join a BA or MA programme. These courses are organized by The Centre of Distance Learning of the Faculty of Arts.

Address and contact:
The Faculty of Arts, tř. Svobody 26, 779 00, Olomouc

UPLIFT – language school of the Faculty of Arts

You can study various languages at the brand new language school of Palacký University – UPLIFT. The University offers subsidized academic English courses for international students. For more information about the courses, visit the website. You could also take up Czech as a foreign language as part of your study programme.

Address and contact:
The Faculty of Arts, tř. Svobody 26, 779 00, Olomouc

Foreign Language Department at the Faculty of Law

Aside from general language courses of all levels, the department provides a range of specialised courses in bachelor’s and master’s programmes, for instance courses specializing in various disciplines (sociology, economy, history etc). Moreover, students can take advantage of a wide range of academically and professionally oriented courses, e.g. Academic English, Business English, and Professional Communication in English.

The Foreign Language Department specializes in technical language with a focus on legal terminology. You will learn grammar and vocabulary, as well as legal terminology of the basic legal sectors in selected countries, including a comparison of foreign-language names for identical or comparable institutions. The classes also focus on legislative, executive, and judicial powers in the given language in comparison with Czech terminology. The Department also provides courses of legal Czech for French-speaking students.

Address and contact:
The Faculty of Law, tř. 17. listopadu 8, Olomouc
Tel.: +420 585 637 537

The British Centre

The British Centre offers specialised services in English language teaching and learning, language exams and international certificates. If you are thinking of getting a Cambridge English certificate (FCE and CAE), this is the place for you.

Address and contact:
Křížkovského 8, 771 00 Olomouc
Tel.: +420 585 631 874

The Confucius Institute — the Centre for Chinese Language

Have you ever wanted to learn Chinese or calligraphy? The experienced team of tutors and graduates of the Confucius Institute at the Department of Asian Studies offers lectures and training in various aspects of China and Chinese culture.

Address and contact:
Křížkovského 8, Olomouc
Tel.: +420 585 631 256

Tandem Olomouc

The Tandem Project connects international and Czech students to promote linguistic and cultural exchange. More information is available here.


International Relations Office
Faculty of Law, Palacký University Olomouc
Tř. 17. Listopadu 8, 771 11 Olomouc
Czech Republic
Phone +420 585 637 675 | E-mail: