Detailed Programme of Czech Courses in Olomouc

Here you find the programme of our Czech Language Courses in Olomouc – day by day, hour by hour.

Detailed Programme of Intensive Czech Language Courses with an Afternoon Programme in Olomouc

1. Su in the afternoon
from 2:00 pm
Arrival, Placement Tests, Settling In
2. Morning programme
Mo – Sa
During break
9:00 – 10:30 am Czech classes which you wouldn´t like to miss even after a sleepless night.
Note: On Monday and on Saturday we start as early as at 8.45 – opening, organisation hints, resp. evaluation, closing
 During break 10:30 – 10:45 am Break with tea and/ or coffee
Mo – Sa
(expect Th)
10:45 – 12:15 am Second batch of Czech that will pass by in a flash
Mo, Tu, We, Fr
Th
12:30 – 1:15 pm
11:00 – 11:45 am
Lunch in a nearby restaurant
– soup + choice of 3 meals
– typical Czech/ Moravian cuisine
– teachers will be around so that you could keep speaking Czech all the time
3. Afternoon programme
Mo Sightseeing Tour of Olomouc
Tu Choice of:
1) a discussion on the theme "Life in the Czech Republic" on the basis of true-life stories and published newspaper articles – articles you bring with you are welcome
or
2) a dance party with not only Czech folkloric songs and dances (polka, …) when everybody will be sure to join in
or
3) experience exchange concerning language learning: you can share your ways of learning Czech
We Free
– the Rose garden offers free entrance
– the Art Museum and the Archdiocesian Museum offer free entrance every first Wednesday of the moth from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and every Sunday
– for interested city rally and sports tournaments
Th 10:30 am
12:00 pm
Classes finish

Departure for a half-day outing, e.g.:
 Bouzov Castle

1. Bouzov Castle – was built at the beginning of the 14thcentury and from 1699 it belonged to the Order of German Knights. After the reconstruction (1896 – 1901) it became a summer residence of the archduke Eugene of Habsburg, the master of the Order.
or
2. Caves of Javoříčko – result of an erosion caused by an underground stream, in summer you will find there relief from the hot sun outside.
or

 Caves of Javoříčko 3. Kroměříž with the Archbishop´s Castle and a beautiful garden
or
4. a town of Šternberk with its castle and monestry
or
5. Náměšť Châteaux
or
6. Bílá Lhota Arboretum
or
7. Sovinec Castle
or
8. Hranice Abbyss and Zbrašovské Caves
or
9. Helfštýn Castle
or
10. Komenský-Town Přerov with a brewery
or ...
6:00 pm Expected arrival
Note: The programme reflects the wishes of the majority of the course participants.
Fr
Holy Hill
Walking tour at Holy Hill with the Pilgrimage Cathedral of the Visitation of Virgin Mary and a zoo where you can easily learn Czech words for animals – later that night we can a have a farewell dinner together in a pleasant restaurant in the town centre
Sa 12:15 pm After the classes the week is definitely over and everybody is leaving or extending …

4. After-Class Activities

If you are left with free time,

  • you can of course practise Czech. Your teachers will be pleased to answer any questions you will have. For diehards individual extra classes can be arranged in the afternoon. Besides that you can help us to prepare our Czech newpapers. Last but not least, after lunch our cosy little library will be open where you will find newspapers, brochures and guide books in English, German, French, Russian as well as in Czech, time tables, Czech textbooks and (easy) Czech books.
  • further you can stroll through Olomouc or explore the neighbouring towns, e.g. Šternberk with its castle and monumental Baroque cathedral, Kroměříž with its Archbishop´s Castle, Zlín with its shoe museum or famous castle ruins of Helfštýn.
  • a great number of sports activities are available – swimming, volleyball, tennis, jogging, minigolf, … . A volleyball or chess tournament can be organised as well as the city rally.

5. And ….

If you want to be prepared for genius loci a book "Nachgetragene Liebe" ("Belated Love") by Peter Härtling (1933 – 2017) cannot be but recommended. This German writer spent his childhood during World War II in Olomouc and in his book he truly depicts the atmosphere of this town. "Engste Heimat" ("Nechte být, paní Smrti") is a title of another book dedicated to the region, its writer Erica Pedretti (*1930) comes from a town near Olomouc.

We are already looking forward to you!