Dates and deadlines


Course applications can be submitted by September 27, 2019. Students who have not applied for a visa can apply before 19 July 2019 at the latest. Courses start on September 30, 2019 and finish on May 7, 2020, with a 3-week Christmas break (from December 14, 2019 till January , 2020). Classes take place from Monday to Friday. There are five 45-minute units of teaching a day, with a total of 700 hours.


Price


The price for the course is EUR 2,200. The price includes tuition and textbooks. If a course participant requests a refund, UTB will retain a cancellation fee of 100 EUR. A refund of the course fee is only possible before August 31, 2019.


Content


Courses focus on Czech grammar, written and oral proficiency, and conversation. You will become familiar with the life in the Czech Republic (geography, everyday life, culture, politics). We have prepared over 30 different topics for you.


Location


Tuition takes place in modern buildings of Tomas Bata University (most buildings of the university were built or reconstructed in the last ten years). Students can use the services of a large and modern library, they have access to electronic sources and quality wi-fi is available everywhere. All university buildings are within walking distance, which means that you will save on public transport. There are cafés, tearooms and numerous shops right in the city centre.


Requirements


Previous knoledge or study of the Czech language is not required. Students are required to attend at least 60 % of the classes and after the Christmas break must pass an A2 level test.


Certificates


After finishing the course, students will be able to get the international ECL level B2 (upper-intermediate) certificate, which entitles them to study free of charge in the Czech language at any Czech state institution of tertiary education. The price of the exam (100 euro) is not included in the course fee. For more information see http://eclexam.eu.


Tuition


Classes take place at the university in the centre of Zlín, within walking distance from accommodation facilities and cafeterias. The maximum number of students in the group is 15.


Lecturers


Teaching is provided by four lecturers, who have long-time experience with teaching Czech to foreigners and can communicate in English.


Visa & Insurance


If you are required to have a visa when entering the country, you must apply for a long-term visa. State "other" as the purpose of your visit and further specify it as "education – preparation for further studies in the Czech Republic". If you state in our online application that you are planning to apply for a visa, we will, after you have made the fee payment, issue a Proof of Enrollment, which you will then attach to your visa application.
lease keep in mind that during your stay in the Czech Republic, you are required to have valid medical insurance. For more information on visas please visit this page.


Accommodation & Board


Course participants can choose to stay at the student dorm. The price varies depending on the number of persons sharing a room, from CZK 2,370 to CZK 2,910 (EUR 90 to EUR 110) per month. There is an initial returnable deposit payment of CZK 1,500 (EUR 60). If you indicate your interest in staying at the dorm in your application, we will send you all necessary information.
Private accommodation is fairly easy to find and starts at CZK 3,000 (EUR 120) per month (again, depending on how many people share a flat).
You an also eat at the university cafeteria. Meals start at EUR 2.00.


The town of Zlín


Zlín (http://www.zlin.eu) is a regional capital with a population of 70,000, located in the east of the Czech Republic, about 70 km from the border with Slovakia. It is known not only thanks to Tomáš Baťa, nicknamed "shoemaker to the world", but also as a city with a unique functionalist architecture and a town in gardens. The closest internaional airports are Prague and Vienna. Present-day Zlín is above all a student town - the local Tomas Bata University (http://www.utb.cz) is the youngest government-funded university in the Czech Republic, and with its 6 faculties and 9,000 students ranks as a medium-sized institution of higher education.