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The 61th session of the Summer School of Slavonic Studies (the LŠSS) held under the auspices of the Rector of Charles University prof. MUDr. Tomáš Zima, DrSc., MBA is designed for the specialists of the Slavic and Bohemistic field, postgraduate and undergraduate students, translators and for everybody, who is interested in the Czech language, literature, history and culture. In addition to a survey of contemporary research in Czech language and literature and Czech history, it provides many cultural opportunities. A wide range of instruction, including practical language courses, optional seminars and specialized lectures, will be offered by teaching staff from Charles University and from research institutes of the Czech Academy of Science. The Executive Committee of the LŠSS headed by Mgr. Svatava Škodova, Ph.D. will ensure the academic standard and content of courses given at the School.
TERM 28 July - 25 August 2017
The LŠSS starts on Friday 28 July 2017.The official opening ceremony /and placement test/ is scheduled for Saturday 29 July.
Classes begin on Monday 31 July, and end on Thursday 24 August.
The closing ceremony will take place in the afternoonon on Thursday 24 August. The day of departure is Friday 25 August 2017.
Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, nám. Jana Palacha 2, Praha 1
Instruction takes place each morning 9:00–13:30, from Monday to Friday, and consists of:
A. practical language courses,
B. optional seminars,
C. specialized lectures
D. specialized workshops.
The programme features 25 lessons (of 45 minutes) of language classes, workshops, excursion and cultural field trips. A total number of lessons is 120.
After the oficial ceremony, students will be divided into four levels according to the results of the initial placement test. The aim of the test is to determine the level of proficiency in grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension of written text. A short conversation with a lecturer is also a part of the test.
Within each level, students will be divided into several courses - according to the number of participants and their proficiency, maximal amount of students within a group is 15. In the beginning, low-intermediate and intermediate levels, the differentiation may be according to the language of instruction, which may be English, French, Russian or German. Instruction in the advanced level courses will be exclusively in Czech. Interpreters are available to students during the whole summer school and they accompany all the activities except lessons.
After four weeks of the Summer Language School students will get the certificate of achievement with an evaluation report (A, A – Excellent; B, B – Very Well; C, C – Good). They can achieve 8 ECTS credits.
The secretariat of the LŠSS will assist anyone interested in independent research in archives, libraries and it will arrange individual consultations with Czech specialists, as far as possible.
The LŠSS instruction is complemented by a social-cultural program organized in the afternoons, evenings, and during weekends. Students of all levels can participate without differences. Interpreters are available during this program. Participation in these activities is voluntary. In the clubroom of the residence hall, screenings of Czech films, evenings of Czech music, as well as evenings of singing Czech folk songs will be held. The LŠSS also organizes visits to historical monuments and galleries in Prague. Every Saturday students can choose one of two field trips and every Sunday one of two afternoon trips to attractive places in the Czech Republic, including historical towns, castles, chateaux, monasteries, spas, and places of natural interest.
I. ELEMENTARY LEVEL
Students will have a five-lessons (5x45 min) intensive course of the Czech language. Optional seminars and specialized lectures are not offered. Of all the beginners, applicants who have some experience with the Czech language are preferred.
II. LOW-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
Students will have a five-lessons (5x45 min) intensive course of Czech language daily. Optional seminars are not offered. However, students can attend some of the lectures in English or German.
III. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
Students will have a three-lessons (3x45 min) language course daily. For the remaining two lesssons, they can choose one of the following optional seminars, e.g:
- interpretation of authentic texts (reading and conversation),
- conversation for advanced level,
or a practical workshop, e.g.:
- learnning Czech through drama.
Students can attend the lecture series on Czech history and culture, delivered in English, German or Czech.
IV. ADVANCED LEVEL
Students will be offered a two-lessons (2x45 min) course in the Czech language daily. For the remaining two lessons, they can choose one of the following optional seminars, e.g.:
- Czech literature,
- conversation for proficient level,
- Czech life and institutions.
Or a practical workshop, e.g.:
- work with a Czech National Corpus.
The last lesson will be given to lectures on Czech linguistics, Czech literary history, or Czech history and culture in Czech. The lecture series in English or German is also available.
COSTS, PAYMENT and DEADLINES
Participants in the LŠSS will be accommodated in the student residence hall Kajetánka at Radimova 12, 169 00 Praha 6. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided in the dining-room of the residence hall.
For the four-week course including tuition, accommodation, meals, excursions and cultural activities internal participants will pay CZK 35 000 , or equivalent in foreign currency (CZK 32 500 tuition + CZK 2 500 nonrefundable registration fee).
The external participants who can provide their own housing and meals in Prague will pay for tuition, excursions and cultural activities CZK 18 000 , or equivalent in any foreign currency (CZK 15 500 tuition + CZK 2 500 nonrefundable registration fee).
To register with us:
1) please fill in and send us the Application Form and pay a nonrefundable registration fee CZK 2 500 online through our website, fax, e-mail or mail it to the secretariat of the LŠSS by 10 July 2015.
2) after receiving the payment we will send you the admission letter with detailed information
3) the deadline for payment of the tuition is 30 June 2016.
• account name: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta, nám. Jana Palacha 2, 116 38 Praha 1,CR
• name and address of the bank: Komerční banka, Celetná 567/30, 110 00 Praha 1, CR
• swift code: KOMBCZPP
• account number: 35-85631011/0100
• payment type number (purpose of payment): 611000
• IBAN FORMAT Komerční banka: CZ 6001000000350085631011
When transfering your payment mind please that you send CZK 35 000 or CZK 18 000 net price. You must pay all bank charges in addition to this sum (Code OUR). Your bank will advise you of their individual charges as each country has different rates.
Owing to high bank charges, we suggest the possibility of paying the whole sum of CZK 18 000 or CZK 35 000 (or equivalent in any foreign currency) all at once by 30 June.
It is possible to pay tuition fees directly at the Komerční banka, or in the cashier’s office at the Faculty of Art (room number 123) using Euro/Master Card, Visa Card etc., or in cash after arrival.
On all correspondence and when sending your payment confirmation (statement from the bank account) you must include the name of the participant of the Summer School to enable us to indentify the payer. The name of your parents, or friend, the institution, or university etc. is not suitable.
Appropriate financial aid can be applied for only in the student’s country.
The LŠSS will also be attended by reciprocal holders of scholarships from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (MŠMT ČR), or the Rectorate of Charles University. More information is available in the International Relation Office at students’ home universities.
Please consult the diplomatic representatives in your country for information about visa requirements for entering the Czech Republic; these are different for each country. Participants should attend the Czech Embassy in a particular country with the admission letter and apply for their student visa themselves.
We also strongly advise you to obtain health coverage in your own country for the entire period of your stay in the Czech Republic.
For this information brochure, application forms and further information, please contact us at:
Letní škola slovanských studií FF UK
nám. Jana Palacha 2
116 38 Praha 1
Application Form in PDF
or use on-line version
For more details please feel free to visit the website of Summer School of Slavonic Studies at lsss.ff.cuni.cz