Mgr. Helena Dvořáková, Ph.D.
The programme consists of language course, lectures, excursions, cultural events and weekend trips.
Teaching takes place on the premises of the Faculty of Arts of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
The course consists of 25 teaching units per week (teaching unit = 45 minutes)
A Beginners attend an intensive language course of five lessons a day (three in the morning and two in the afternoon) based either on English, or German.
The course graduates will understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
B Intermediate students attend a three-lesson language course in the morning and a two-lesson seminar of their choice (reading literature, conversation, and grammar) in the afternoon.
Course participants will develop communication skills. They will learn to respond to various communication situations and acquire more complex grammatical phenomena.
C Advanced students attend a five-lesson conversation course and seminars in phonetics and grammar.
Course participants develop communication skills. They will expand their vocabulary to be able to communicate on interesting topics, learn to express their opinion on the given topics and extend their knowledge of selected grammatical phenomena. Emphasis is placed on developing productive skills, especially speaking.
Lectures are given in Czech and cover various subjects in linguistics, literary history, Czech cultural history, and ethnography.
The programme also includes visits to museums, libraries and galleries. The contemporary cultural life is presented through cinema and theatre performances, concerts, exhibitions, etc. For sport-loving participants there is a variety of sports events.
Český Krumlov (UNESCO world heritage list)
❕ Scholarship holders are always fully reimbursed for two trips.
Participants of the Summer School are assisted by our two charming hostesses - who are available to help with any problems that might arise and who also accompany the students to afternoon/evening events around the city.
The number of participants at the Summer School is limited (approx. 80). Some of the places are reserved for scholarship holders of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic based on international cultural agreements. International candidates apply for these scholarships through the competent authorities (usually the Ministry of Education) in their country. Other places are intended for self-paying participants.
❕ If an applicant does not reach 18 years of age on the first day of the Summer School at the latest, their application cannot be accepted.
Application form (self-payers) can be downloaded → here.
Summer School applicants (self-payers) send their completed application form upon which receipt they are issued an invoice. Upon receipt of the payment, they receive a letter of acceptance. The letter of acceptance also serves as a basis for visa applications.
The tuition fee payment is due by July 31st.
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Health insurance is NOT included in the price. Candidates are advised to arrange travel medical insurance for the entire period of their stay in the Czech Republic.
Neither the MEYS nor the higher education institutions organizing the SSSS accept any responsibility for any health care costs that may arise during the participants' stay in the Czech Republic or for any possible repatriation costs.
The EU/EEA health insurance system is described on the Health Insurance Office website.
The conditions of entry and residence on the territory of the Czech Republic for foreigners from countries with visa obligation can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic:
We recommend that participants from countries with visa obligation apply for their visa well in advance.
Full price of the SSSS (including a four-week language course, selected excursions, selected cultural programme, accommodation, meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)) is 1.400 EUR.
After filing the application, the stipulated amount is to be paid to the account stated in the invoice. Upon receipt of the payment, applicants receive a letter of acceptance. The letter of acceptance also serves as a basis for visa applications.
The payment can be made in Czech crowns or in EUR corresponding to the given amount.
When transferring a foreign currency payment to CZK, the exchange rate for that day is used. Please note that the price does not include bank charges; please check with your bank what fee they charge and include it in the transaction.
The SSSS students will be accommodated at university dormitories. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided as a buffet in the University refectory.
Both the dormitories and refectory are located near the Faculty of Arts, in the campus of the University of South Bohemia.
The SSSS students will be accommodated at university dormitories in single or double rooms. There are shared washroom facilities for two or three rooms. Bedding, towels and all hygiene equipment is provided. There is a kitchen available on each floor / in the shared room cell. If the SSSS participant chooses single room accommodation, they do not share their room with anybody, but the washroom facilities are shared with the neighbouring room. Please do not forget to clearly indicate in the application if you wish to be accommodated in a single room. The scholarship provided by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic covers accommodation in double rooms; if a scholarship holder wishes to be accommodated in a single room, they need to state it in their application form and pay the difference in the fee in cash at the Dormitories and Refectories Reception.
All dormitories provide Internet access.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided as a buffet in the University refectory.
Please note that the Summer School in České Budějovice highly recommends the vaccination against covid-19.
❕ Application deadline (self-payers): July 15th 2023
Mgr. Helena Dvořáková
Filozofická fakulta - LŠSS
370 05 České Budějovice
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