Summer School of Slavonic Studies

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SUMMER SCHOOL OF SLAVONIC STUDIES, Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Institute of Czech Studies
Prague 2018, 62nd session

The Summer School of Slavonic Studies (LŠSS) provides a snapshot of the current situation in Czech and Slavic studies with particular focus on Czech language, Czech history, literary theory and literary history.

Its practical language courses, optional seminars, workshops and lectures are led by teaching staff of the Charles University and researchers from the Czech Academy of Sciences.

LŠSS is intended for

  • scholars of Slavic and Czech studies;
  • postgraduate and undergraduate students of related fields;
  • everyone whose personal or working life brings them in contact with Czech language, literature, history and culture in the broadest sense; and
  • everyone who wants to spend a month in Prague full of social and cultural experiences. 
DATES:        

Start:

Opening ceremony:

Beginning of classes:

End of classes:

Closing ceremony:

Participants leave:

27 July – 24 August 2018

Friday 27 July 2018: arrivals, registration, accommodation

Saturday 28 July 2018: opening ceremony, placement test

Monday 30 July 2018

Thursday 23 August 2018

Thursday 23 August 2018, afternoon: handing out certificates

Friday 24 August 2018

VENUE: Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Prague

ORGANISER:      Institute of Czech Studies

 PROGRAMME

The LŠSS programme consists of intensive morning courses of Czech and afternoon cultural and social activities.

The programme contains:
25 classes a week (where one class = 45 minutes) with a total of 120 classes that include:
– practical language courses;
– optional seminars;
– lectures.

Optional programme selected by the student:
– individual pronunciation lessons;
– afternoon workshops;
– tours and cultural events in Prague;
– weekend trips around the Czech Republic.

At the end of the LŠSS, participants receive a certificate of attendance with their final grade. For successfully passing the full programme of 120 classes, students can receive 8 ECST credits.

We can also arrange the opportunity to sit a Czech Language Certificate Exam (CCE) for levels B1, B2 and C1. The exam is not part of the regular programme of the LŠSS. As part of the LŠSS, students may sit a mock CCE exam free of charge.

We can also assist participants with their independent research in Czech archives and libraries and arrange consultations with Czech experts.

COURSES

Students are divided into groups by their language knowledge through a placement test; the test consists of a written part focusing on grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension, and a brief interview with a lecturer.
The maximum number of students in a group is 15.

I. BEGINNERS

The students attend a practical course of Czech language with five classes (5 x 45 min.) every day. The classes are based on English, German or French (depending on the numbers of students in each group).

Students may also attend lectures in English or German.

II. LOWER INTERMEDIATE

The students attend a practical course of Czech language with five classes (5 x 45 min.) every day. The classes are based on English, German or French (depending on the numbers of students in each group).

Students may also attend lectures in English or German.

III. UPPER INTERMEDIATE

The students attend a practical course of Czech language with three classes (3 x 45 min.) every day.

For the remaining two classes, they select from an offer of optional seminars, including:

  • interpreting authentic texts (reading and conversation);
  • conversation for upper intermediate students;
  • Czech life and institutions;
  • writing course.
    Students may also attend lectures. The courses are taught only in Czech.

IV. ADVANCED

The students attend a practical course of Czech language with two classes (2 x 45 min.) every day.

For the remaining two classes, they select from an offer of optional seminars, including:

  • Czech literature;
  • conversation for advanced students;
  • Czech life and institutions;
  • writing course.

The last class of the day is a lecture in Czech focusing on a current topic from Czech linguistics, literary history, Czech history or culture.

 OPTIONAL CLASSES

In the afternoons, LŠSS students may choose from other alternative learning activities. These include in particular individual consultations in phonetics and thematic workshops such as:

  • language corpus workshop;
  • music workshop;
  • theatre workshop;
  • film workshop;
  • literary workshop;
  • presentation of students’ work.
    The optional programme is prepared for students at all language levels.

CULTURAL PROGRAMME

An integral part of the LŠSS is also its cultural and social programme organised for students at all language levels.
For students with limited knowledge of Czech, the cultural programme is interpreted into other languages (English, French, German, Russian).
The cultural programme is offered on afternoons and evenings and on weekends. Participation is voluntary.

The cultural programme includes:

  • commented tours of interesting parts of Prague;
  • full-day trips to various places in the Czech Republic;
  • afternoon trips to various places in the Czech Republic;
  • film club;
  • music club;
  • discussions with representatives of Czech cultural life.

    ORGANISATION OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL

Students of the summer school come from various backgrounds – there are recipients of reciprocal scholarships provided by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, recipients of scholarships from the Charles University Rectorate, the Faculty of Arts or other cultural institutions and paying students.

Participants are accommodated in the student dormitory. Breakfasts and dinners are provided in the cafeteria.

Classes are held in buildings of the Faculty of Arts of Charles University located in the centre of Prague.

PRICES, REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT 

The full price of the LŠSS (four weeks of language courses, weekend trips, culture programme, accommodation, half board) is CZK 37,500.

 Non-refundable registration fee Price of the courseincluding cultural programme  Price of accommodationand half board in the student dormitory
  CZK 3,000  CZK   16,500   CZK   18,000

Internal participants pay the full price : registration fee, four weeks of language courses, weekend trips, culture programme, accommodation, half board CZK 37,500 in total.

External participants pay for the registration fee, the classes and cultural programme and arrange their own accommodation; CZK 19,500 in total.

You can pay the sum in CZK or a corresponding amount in any other currency.

REGISTRATION

  • To register for the summer school, you have to send a completed application form and pay a non-refundable registration fee of CZK 3,000 no later than on 30 June 2018.
  • After we receive the payment, we will send you an acceptance letter with all details. You can use this letter to apply for a visa.
  • The final deadline for paying the course fee is 30 June 2018.

PAYMENT                                                      

 1) By bank transfer

After submitting your application, you will have to send the corresponding amount to the following account.
When converting a currency to CZK, the average exchange rate of the Komerční banka for the given day is applied.

Payment instructions:

name and address of account holder: Univerzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta,

nám. Jana Palacha 2, 116 38 Praha 1

name and address of the bank: Komerční banka, Celetná 567/30, 110 00 Praha 1
swift code: KOMBCZPP
account number: 35-85631011/0100
variable symbol (payment purpose): 611000
IBAN FORMAT CZ 6001000000350085631011

NOTE: Your evidence of payment must contain the number 611000 (=variable symbol). If there is no such field in your payment order form, enter “611000” in the text for recipient. And the full name of the student, both clearly legible. This is absolutely essential for identifying the payer, particularly in cases where the course is paid for the student by parents, friends, an employer, a school etc.

Please note that the price of CZK 37,500 or CZK 19,500 does not include banking fees; please consult your bank for details and include any such fees in the transaction (payment instruction OUR).

Because banking fees for two separate transactions (CZK 3,000 + CZK 16,500 or + CZK 34,500) can be unreasonably high, you can also pay the full amount of CZK 19,500 or CZK 37,500, or equivalent in another currency, in a single transaction before 30 June 2018.

2) On-line

The registration fee: https://online.ff.cuni.cz/kopla/faces/view/payment.xhtml?purpose=10561

The course fee for external participants: https://online.ff.cuni.cz/?purpose=10563

The course fee with accommodation and meals for internal participants:  https://online.ff.cuni.cz/?purpose=10562

Total amount for external participants : https://online.ff.cuni.cz/?purpose=11002

Total amount for internal participants : https://online.ff.cuni.cz/?purpose=11001

 3) In cash or card payment

You can also pay the course fee after you arrive, at the payment desk of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University (room 123), in cash or using a payment card (Euro/Master Card, Visa).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

How to receive a scholarship / financial contribution for the LŠSS

You can only apply for a financial contribution from corresponding institutions in your country.

You can take part in the LŠSS as:

  • The recipient of a reciprocal scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. The procedure involves embassies and ministries of education of both countries.
  • The recipient of a scholarship from Charles University or a partner university. You can find out more from universities in your home country.

    Visa

    For details concerning visas and border-crossing conditions, please contact the embassy in your country, as these conditions vary around the world.

    Health insurance

    We recommend purchasing health insurance to cover any medical treatment costs for the entire duration of your stay in the Czech Republic.CONTACT DETAILSIf you have any questions, please contact the LŠSS Secretary Vlastimila Mikátová
  • e-mail: vlastimila.mikatova@ff.cuni.cz
  • phone: +420 221 619 262 (381)
  • address of the LŠSS office: Letní škola slovanských studií FF UK
                                                 nám. Jana Palacha 2,
    116 38 Prague 1

                                                Czech Republic 

 

You can find more information about the LŠSS at http://lsss.ff.cuni.cz/en/ and on Facebook.

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