One-year long preparatory courses of Czech language are designed for students who plan to study at any of the six faculties of VŠE. Their concept and content is designed with the entrance exam requirements in mind (to bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes) specifically to VŠE.
In addition to language classes, students also receive training in those subjects, that are required to pass within the entrance exams, which not only increases success during the entrance examinations, but also greatly facilitates orientation during the first year of study at VŠE. Additional subjects are: Math, English, Introduction to General Economics, …… . Work with sample tests of the entrance exams to VŠE is also part of the course. Lessons are conducted by experienced teachers from VŠE, who speak either Russian, or English.
Academic Year (09.2017 – 05.2018):
Winter Semester 04.09.2017 – 8.12.2017 (14 weeks) – 25 hours per week (including three hours on Czech Republic facts)
Emphasis is placed primarily on teaching Czech language. The aim is to acquire language skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening comprehension), to develop communication competence, and to be able to orient oneself in everyday communication situations. Attention is given to expanding vocabulary and improving ability to independetely express one’s opinions. Students also learn facts about the Czech Republic and basics of General Economics. At the end of the winter semester, there is an interim (semestral) exam.
Summer Semester 08.01.2018 – 18.05.2018 (19 weeks) – 20 hours per week (including 2 hours of introduction to General Economics and 3 hours of introduction to Social Science) + 5 hours of supplementary courses
The second phase is aimed at broadening knowledge in all areas of Czech language (grammar, vocabulary, syntax, conversation, phrases, spelling, stylistics); in addition, students also deal with pronunciation, colloquial Czech, history and culture of the Czech Republic. Moreover, students also become familar with professional Czech, especially economic lexis, which will be needed to succesfully pass entrance exams and for further study at VŠE (reading, listening, analysis and interpretation of scientific texts). Knowledge of subjects, which are part of the entrance exams to VŠE, can be improved during supplementary courses (English, Math, other foreign languages).
There is a one-week study leave after every four weeks of study (winter semester’s study leave consists of twelve hours of practice every week). Students conclude the course with a final exam and receive a Certificate of Achievement.
Thanks to effective teaching methods, modern audiovisual gadgets and highly qualified teachers, graduation from a preparatory course at VŠE guarantees a student (provided that the student approaches his/her study responsibly) a quality entrance exam preparation (not only to VŠE, but to any university, where the applicant must prove adequate knowledge of Czech language).
Cost of the course: 109.000 CZK (approx. 4000 EUR)
The course fee covers costs related to the course, including interim and final tests, and basic study materials. Free of charge is: transfer from the airport, help of an English-speaking coordinator throughout the whole time of the course, help with an evaluation and nostrification of a high-school / university education, registration with the police upon arrival etc. Registration fee in the amount of 6.500 CZK (approx. 250 EUR) is not part of the course fee and is non-refundable. Registration fee covers costs related to mailing the documents, and administrative procedures associated with enrollment of a student into a course. Invoice for the payment will be issued in EUR according to an official exchange rate of Česká spořitelna bank (Foreign Exchange – Buy) on that given day. It is possible to issue an invoice for payments in USD, if necessary.
Students, who upon their arrival, present themselves with a Russian high-school diploma (attestat) or a diploma with an average grade of 4,7 or higher (citizens of Ukraine – 9,7, citizens of Belarus – 9,4,) will be paid a one-time scholarship of 3.000 CZK (approx. 125 EUR). Those of Russian students, whose average grade will be 5,0 (citizens of Ukraine – 12,0, citizens of Belarus – 10,0) will receive 4.500 CZK (approx. 180 EUR).
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