Czech for Foreigners
Tomas Bata University in Zlín organizes language examinations and issues Certificates of A2, B1, B2 and C1 Levels in compliance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Foreigners over the age of 16 years that are interested in testing their knowledge of the Czech language and their communication competence are eligible to apply for the examination. The certificate of completion of the exam is issued in Czech. The applicant can choose the examination level. In order to select the level applicants may use the self-assessment grid, which is part of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The Czech exam for foreigners includes several levels of testing the knowledge acquired in the lexical-grammatical and communication sphere that is in compliance with the description of the respective levels in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The exam tests grammatical knowledge as well as speaking skills of the applicant (see Parts of the exam).
Why have a certificate in Czech?
The certificate in Czech language skills is recognized by most higher education institutions in the Czech Republic and will help you at the entrance examination. It is also recognized by many employers in the Czech Republic and abroad. A good knowledge of Czech can thus help you improve your career prospects in the CR.
Parts of the exam
a) Written part – has 4 subsections:
• listening comprehension
• lexical-grammatical part
• reading comprehension
• an essay on a given topic (number of words in accordance with the level selected)
b) Oral part:
• oral exam on one of the pre-set topics
The list of topics for the oral exam is available here [71 KiB] .
Evaluation of the exam and examination rules
In order to pass the exam students must achieve at least a 50 per cent pass rate in each part of the test. The overall test pass rate is 65 per cent at a minimum.
The exam is evaluated at two levels: First level – evaluation of the written and oral exam; second level – overall evaluation. A scale of A to E is used in order to evaluate the exam results: A - excellent; B – very good; C - good; D - satisfactory; E - sufficient. The applicant is entitled to sit the exam only once after settling the fee. In the event that the applicant fails the exam, the fee shall not be refunded.
The examinations (all levels) take place three times a year – in February, May and November, namely at 9am.
The examination is held at the Faculty of Logistics and Management of Tomas Bata University, at 1532 Studentské náměstí, Uherské Hradiště. Applicants must enrol for the exam 20 minutes prior to the beginning of the exam at the latest. Applicants must bring a valid identification card (preferably passport), their fee receipt and writing utensils.
Exams A2, B1 a B2: CZK 3,300 (for one test)
Exam C1: CZK 3,500 (for one test)
We will send you an invoice for the examination fees after receiving your application form. Please make the payment of the examination fee 10 days before the examination date at the latest.
Mgr. Kristýna Hrušková
Tel.: +420 576 038 063
Application forms must be submitted electronically to the above mentioned address. Application deadline is one week before the date of the relevant examination. The application form is available here [52 KiB] .