Language Department

Other Services

Writing Clinic

The writing clinic is for students and members of staff who want to improve their written English. The clinic offers free consultations to university students and staff to work individually with their language issues.

We do not offer proofreading but instead provide a detailed and tailored response to clients’ language problems. We then provide guidance and support in correcting and overcoming these issues, not just in one troublesome paper but permanently.

The clinic offers assistance with the following aspects of writing (and more):

  • generating ideas, planning, pre-writing and re-drafting
  • working with academic vocabulary, synonyms, and correct register
  • paraphrasing, summarising and plagiarism issues
  • consistency, coherence and clarity of writing

We can provide advice and support in writing:

  • abstracts, articles and essays
  • posters, presentations
  • CV’s, cover letters and formal emails
  • grant applications and research proposals


To arrange a consultation, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include max. 2 pages of your written work.

Please make sure you understand our cancellation and rebooking policy below.

Information (incl. cancellation and rebooking policy)

  • Consultations take place at the Language Department of the Faculty of Science (OJZ PřF, Building A, 3rd floor).
  • Each consultation lasts 30 minutes.
  • You are entitled to 3 consultations per semester.
  • You can change or cancel your booking 3 days before the agreed date.
  • If you do not show up for the consultation or cancel it less than 2 days before the agreed time, you lose your entitlement to one session.

We look forward to seeing you!


We provide paid translation services for the Faculty of Science and other university bodies.

Email to Christopher Steer:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • Are you a CZECH student learning English or another language?
  • Do you want to improve your language skills for free?
  • Do you need to practice your language skills for an exam or presentation?
  • Do you like learning with another person?
  • Are you an INTERNATIONAL student?
  • Do you like meeting new people?
  • Do you want to learn Czech in an informal way?
  • Are you happy to teach a foreigner your native language?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions, contact us to be matched with a partner to learn and teach languages.

In a Czech-Czech Learning Tandem for English you can:

  • prepare together for exams or presentations
  • discuss specialty terms in your field of study and practice using them
  • solve exercises and other tasks together
  • proofread each other’s writing
  • chat and hang out in English!

In an International Learning Tandem you can:

  • learn from your partner
  • correct each other’s mistakes
  • learn about life in other countries
  • share activities: cooking food from other countries, doing sports, visiting theatres and museums, going on trips and city tours, watching films in the original language, playing party games together!

We also provide consultations to discuss your study plans and an optional syllabus which you can use to expand your skills in a pleasant and challenging way.

If you are interested in finding your Tandem partner, you can join our TANDEM Facebook group.

Or write to us at tandem(at)

English Speaking Club

Practice your speaking and meet for an informal chat in English Chat bubbleswith your peers and a teacher.


Tuesdays 14:00–15:00
from 23 February 2021
to the end of the semester


Každé úterý 14–15 na MS Teams
Kód pro připojení ke skupině je zrgia2p
V případě dotazů se obracejte na Mgr. Davida Žaloudka: zalda(at)

No registration, no fees, no homework,
no tests, no credit – just arrive

Lifelong Learning Courses

Since the Winter Semester of 2017–2018 the Language Department has been responsible for organizing English language courses for university employees within the Lifelong Learning education programme.

Since the Winter Semester of 2019–2020 the Language Department has also been in charge of organising and administering these courses.

The courses take place in the Faculty of Science lecture rooms in Buildings A, B, and C. The OJZ classroom is part of the OJZ office in Building A and can be found on the 3rd floor above the FSci USB Department of Student Affairs.

Person responsible: Mgr. Kateřina Kortusová


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