French Courses

The French section offers semester-long courses on a regular basis (beginner courses, basic and specialised courses), as well as short-term paid courses under lifelong learning (CŽV).

All courses including annotations and specific requirements for the courses on offer, as well as basic study materials and other information are listed in the SIS.

Beginner Courses

  • Course A1 (Winter Semester)
  • Course A2 (Summer Semester)

Beginner courses are intended for students with either zero or basic competence in French, who wish to prepare for the French. Course I. Face-to-face instruction consists of one 90-minute session a week; however, extensive self-study (approx. 6 hours a week) is required.

Basic Courses

  • Course I
  • Course II
  • Course III

The basic courses are primarily intended for students preparing for the B2-level and Academic Reading exams.
The levels of the courses range from A2/B1 – B2. TCF Tests may help determine your language level.
Basic courses typically consist of two 90-minute sessions a week, with blended learning being introduced gradually as well.
Credit is awarded for regular attendance, active participation in class, completing the tasks assigned, and passing a final test (where applicable), earning the student 3 credits.

Specialised Courses

  • Academic Reading
  • Communication orale
  • Communication écrite
  • Francais à des fins académiques (native speaker)
  • Le français parlé, reflet de la pop-culture

Specialised courses develop students’ academic language competences, introducing them to the specific aspects of academic writing and preparing them for effective functioning in foreign-language work and study environments.
Some specialised courses prepare students for the B2-level Exam and Academic Reading; others offer further learning and are open to all students with the required language level, including those who have already passed the exam.
The courses typically consist of one 90-minute session a week and require extensive self-study.
Credit is awarded for regular attendance, active participation in class, completing the tasks assigned, earning the student 3 credits.


Instructions for course registration


The Language Centre exams are designed in accordance with CEFR and internationally recognised certificate requirements.
Basic as well as some specialised courses serve as exam preparation; however, you are not required to participate in the courses to take the exam.
For more information, refer to exam structure and instructions on exam registration.
Specific requirements for individual exams, recommended reading, and other references are listed in the SIS.

Sample tests are available in Moodle.

Exam Dates

General Public (CŽV)

The Language Centre can arrange courses under the lifelong learning programme (CŽV) for students of the Faculty of Arts and other CU faculties, as well as the general public, provided enough people are interested. If you are considering registration, please contact Kristýna Švorcová (