22. 3. 2023
Klára Pavlínová's office hours of 23 March 2023 are cancelled.
13. 3. 2023
The Department of Languages, Faculty of Science, USB is organizing a mini-conference on
Language Instruction for Students of Natural Sciences
More information also on the left-menu Mini-conference link below
23. 2. 2023
Zuzana Kovářová's office hours of 27. 2. 2023 and 6. 3. 2023 will be moved to Thursday 10:00–11:00 (2. 3. 2023 and 9. 3. 2023)
25. 11. 2022
New TOEIC Institutional and TOEFL ITP examinations dates have been published. See International Examinations for more details.
– Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
The Language Department at the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, provides language courses for students from any of the university's faculties. Along with English, we also offer courses in Spanish, German, French and Russian.
Our teaching philosophy is based on the concept of English as a lingua franca, i.e. English as a global language. That is why we provide students with the necessary language skills to study and work in an international context and to effectively communicate in both written and spoken English.
At the Bachelor level, we focus on general English, English for academic purposes and practical use of English in the workplace. At the Master’s level, we teach academic English, including academic writing, presentation and debating skills. Finally, at the PhD level, we have classes in English for specific purposes to practice the language skills specifically needed by Doctoral students.
We support communicative approaches in instruction, such as cooperative learning, task-based learning and blended learning. We emphasize the development of independent and responsible learning and believe in providing an individual approach to the learners’ needs. We encourage students to become aware of the larger cultural context involved in language learning.
The Language Department of FS is committed to the principles of language teaching at universities defined by the Wulkow Memorandum.