General Information

One-year long preparatory course of English language is designed for students who, after the completion of a preparatory course, plan to study in an English-taught programme. The concept and content is designed with the entrance exam requirements in mind, specifically to VŠE. Graduates of this course will have a very good chance for being admitted into bachelor’s or master’s degree programme of 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. Lessons are conducted by experienced teachers from VŠE, who speak English.

Academic Year (9.9.2024 – 18.5.2025):

Winter Semester 09.09.2024  – 15.12.2024 (14 weeks) – 25 hours per week

Emphasis is placed primarily on teaching English 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. At the end of the winter semester, there is an interim (semestral) exam.

Summer Semester 06.01.2025 – 18.05.2025 (19 weeks) – 14 hours of English language (General English, Business English, Presentations and Negotiations, Academic Writing and Cross-cultural Communication) +  8 hours of special subjects (Introduction to International Relations, Introduction to Economics, Economic Geography, Introduction to International Business) + 4 hours of Czech language a week.

This semester is aimed at broadening knowledge in all areas of English language.  Main attention is given to expanding vocabulary and improving the ability to independently express one’s opinions and impressions. Moreover, students are introduced to economic lexis, which will be needed for further study at VŠE, particularly reading, listening, analysis and interpretation of scientific texts.

The programme includes self-study week after each four weeks of study. Self-study week includes 12 hours of study a week.

Students finish the course with a final exam and receive a Certificate of Achievement and Cambridge Exam Certificate (not mandatory).

Students of these preparatory courses can be accomodated at VŠE dormitory and obtain Long Term Visa for the Purpose of Studies.

General rules and policy of the courses

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