Standard attendance courses

In the case of unfavorable development of the epidemiological situation, all standard attendance courses will be carried out online!

  • Online courses are carried out via the Zoom app (we recommend downloading and getting to know the app before the courses start)
  • A video recording of each session will be taken. This recording is solely for the purposes of carrying out activities related to the AMIF/31/01 project.
  • There will be an in-person meeting before starting the course, where we’ll check and verify your valid ID (biometric card, passport etc.) and you’ll sign the necessary documents to participate in the course. Participation in this meeting is mandatory.
  • Before the first lesson, students will receive an email with login details for Zoom

Details:

We open standard attendance courses in two levels: A1 and A2

A1 level is intended for complete beginners with no knowledge of the Czech language (who have never studied Czech) and for students with an elementary knowledge of Czech (e.g. students, who have taken a few lessons and know basic daily life phrases)

A2 level is intended for lower-intermediate students, who have already passed an A1 language course (whether in ICP or another organization or language school)

  • Courses are intended for students over 15 years old.
  • We open courses twice a year – February and August
  • Each study group has 15 students
  • Courses are separated into groups consisting of native speakers of other Slavic languages and native speakers of non-Slavic languages.
  • A total of 100 teaching hours (100 times 45 minutes)
  • 1 lesson = 3 teaching hours ( 3 times 45 minutes)
  • 2 lessons a week
  • A total of 34 lessons – roughly 17 weeks
  • Most of the courses take place in the classrooms of Integration Centre Prague (at Žitná 51), some courses may take place in other city districts.
  • Each course will use the Google Classroom platform to share additional study materials
  • You can only register for the courses via the online registration system (see detailed info below)
  • You will find the schedule for different level courses in the registration system during the registration week. 
  • Each student pays a 2000 CZK motivational deposit, which will be refunded at the end of the course if their attendance was at least 70%
  • You cannot repeatedly attend a course of the same level
  • Lessons are held in the Czech language.

Lecturer team

Textbooks used:

  • A1 level native speakers of other Slavic languages: “Česky krok za krokem 1”
  • A1 level native speakers of non-Slavic languages: “Čeština expres 1, 2”
  • A2 level native speakers of other Slavic languages: “Česky krok za krokem 1”
  • A2 level native speakers of non-Slavic languages: “Čeština expres 3, 4”

Students acquire the textbooks themselves. We recommend only buying the textbook after the first lesson.

How to register?

Registration involves the following steps:

1.

Signing up into the system

8. – 14. 8. 2022

Click the green button below to open an online system for registration into the Czech language courses

Fill out your personal data and take a placement exam to determine your Czech language level. If you’ve already signed up into the system before, then just log in with your login details and take the exam.

Based on your score from the exam, the system will show you a schedule of courses corresponding to your level. Out of these, pick only one and sign up for it.

You may choose to enroll in a different course until 11:59 pm on the 14th of August. Further changes cannot be done on the day of the course lottery.

2.

Lottery

15. – 16. 8. 2022

The system will randomly select 15 participants and 10 alternate participants from the list of enrollees for each course.

You’ll see the results of the lottery in the registration system after logging in on the 17th of August. The lottery results will only be available in the registration system, so don’t forget to log in on that day. 

In case you are selected, you will also see the  details on the payment of the motivational deposit in the registration system. 

3.

Paying the motivational deposit and checking the ID

Before starting the course, you’ll pay a 2 000 CZK motivational deposit.

If you’re selected for the course, the system will show payment details (account number and variable symbol) and the deadline for the motivational deposit payment. When paying the deposit, do not forget to fill in your unique variable symbol.

After receiving the motivational deposit, you’ll receive a confirmation of payment.

The motivational deposit will be returned to you if your attendance is at least 70%.

Your registration for the courses will be finalized when we check and verify your valid ID (biometric card, passport etc.)