Language Instruction during Studies
The instruction of foreign languages is an essential part of the students’ curriculum at MUP. Therefore, the Department of Foreign Languages was established at MUP to ensure high-quality instruction of foreign languages in order to complement the programmes conducted by other MUP departments.
The options include:
In programmes taught in English, foreign students can also choose Czech for Foreigners as their foreign language course.
Students can also elect courses of Chinese and Japanese provided by the Department of Asian Studies.
The language instruction applies communicative approach and focuses on developing all communication skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). In order to assure the highest quality and effectivity of education, students are divided into groups depending on their skill before the foreign language course starts.
RULES FOR STUDYING FOREIGN LANGUAGE AT METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY PRAGUE
FOR WHOM IS ENGLISH A COMPULSORY SUBJECT?
English as a foreign language is compulsory in all bachelor study programmes in the 1st and 2nd year (1st to 4th semester) in both the full-time and the part-time form of study.
English is not compulsory in the 3rd year of study.
English is not compulsory in Master programmes.
HOW TO PASS ENGLISH COURSES?
You can pass an English course just like any other: you attend lectures and you receive credits and the end of every semester.
It is also possible to have the English course recognized (see below).
WHAT DO THE ENGLISH COURSES LOOK LIKE?
In the full-time form of study, English courses are a part of the schedule the same way the rest of subjects are, they take place once a week.
In the part-time form of study, English courses take place once in two months on Saturday (a whole day). The lecture is taught in cooperation of a Czech and a native speaker.
Students in a part-time study programme can also take the courses during the week with the students from the full-time form of study – if their schedule allows it.
HOW CAN YOU HAVE THE ENGLISH COURSE RECOGNIZED?
We recognize the English course as finished if a student meets any of the conditions below.
We recognize four semesters of English courses when:
- the student proves they received an international or a Czech certificate at the B2 level or higher. It would typically be one of the following: Cambridge English Certificate, IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, City & Guilds Pitman Qualifications, LanguageCert International ESOL, Czech or Slovak state exam and others. The complete list of eligible exams is based on the “List of Standardized Exams” published by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on the 3 September 2019, MSMT- 24156/2019 (available at http://www.msmt.cz/file/51155/ [CZ]).
- The student completes any specialized subject from the study plan or a free choice subject in English.
- The student passes a study stay within Erasmus+ programme or at another partner university in English.
- The student shows English skills at level B2 or higher at the skill classification test before the course starts.
We recognize two semesters of English courses when:
- The student proves they received an international or a Czech certificate at the B1 level. It would typically be one of the following: Cambridge English Certificate, IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, City & Guilds Pitman Qualifications, LanguageCert International ESOL, Czech or Slovak state exam and others. The complete list of eligible exams is based upon the “List of Standardized Exams” published by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on the 3 September 2019, MSMT- 24156/2019 (available at http://www.msmt.cz/file/51155/ [CZ]).
- The student shows English skills at level B1 at the skill classification test before the course starts.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE ENGLISH OPTIONALLY?
Yes, even a student of a Master programme or the 3rd year of a Bachelor study can optionally take an English course within the ongoing lectures with other students. Studying languages optionally outside from the study plan is a possibility open to all students and there is a 2 500 CZK fee per semester. See MUP List of Fees.
WHAT ABOUT OTHER LANGUAGES?
We also teach other languages at MUP:
- Czech for foreigners
Students can elect these languages as free choice courses for semesters in which they choose from all scheduled free choice subjects.
Students can also take all these languages optionally, always for the fee of 2 500 CZK per semester. See MUP List of Fees.