Language Department

Information for New Students

Bachelor Programme First-year Students

Basic Information about Foreign Language Teaching

All language courses at the Faculty are optional and free of charge.

 Only the following English language exams are required:

Progress Examination (summer semester of the first year, level A2 according to CEFR)

Final Bachelor's Exam (at any time during the study, level B2 according to CEFR)

More information about the examinations, including the recognition of international certificates and graduation examinations, can be found on the examinations page.

Course selection

Within the Bachelor's programme, we recommend combining courses with a Czech teacher (focused on grammar, vocabulary, listening, and reading) and courses with a native speaker (focused on developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills and working with study texts, i.e. courses with “NS”).

Use a placement test to select a course that matches your language level.

 In addition to basic English language courses, we also offer additional and specialized courses, as well as courses in other languages ​​- see the page with an overview of all courses offered.

 Detailed syllabi of individual courses can be found here.

 If you need further information, please contact the teacher directly or visit us during consultation hours.

Students of Other Faculties of USB

Students of other faculties of the University of South Bohemia are welcome in the language courses of the Department of Languages ​​of the Faculty of Science. We recommend following the rules below.

 Students should independently complete and evaluate a placement test, which will approximately determine their language level. The teacher is entitled to request the result of the course test.

They should choose a course that matches their level. They can choose from basic courses focused on general language, as well as additional and specialized courses.

Part of the NS Bachelor's courses is work with texts and vocabulary, which are intended for students of the Faculty of Science. This fact must be taken into account when enrolling upon these courses.

For students of other faculties, the Bachelor's courses BA1–BA3, and BA4 and the specialised courses English Conversation, English for the Workplace, English for Autonomous Learning and the newly opened English for TOEIC opened in the winter semester of 2016 are more suitable.

Master's courses focus on general academic language and are also suitable for students of other faculties, especially those who plan to study abroad or who want to acquire language skills in academic English.

You can find an overview of courses here. Detailed information about the courses can be found here.

We also offer preparatory courses for the TOEFL and TOEIC international examinations to students of other faculties. Students can take these examinations directly at the Faculty of Science under favorable financial conditions. More information about these courses can be found here.

Further information will be gladly provided by Mgr. Klára Pavlínová and Mgr. Zuzana Kovářová during their office hours.

Languages for Combined Studies at FSci USB (basic information)

There are no specialised courses for students of combined studies.

However, all students are required to pass the final foreign language exam.

To help you accomplish this, you have the opportunity to attend either regular English courses for full-time students or choose from various foreign language courses. There are also more advanced or specialised courses and conversational classes with native speakers on offer.

Please see a list of all language courses available. They are all optional courses. You are not required to sign up for them but, if you do so, your regular attendance will be required.

Placement Test

It is a good idea to do a placement test if you are not sure about your level of English. You can use those we offer here.

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