The 62nd annual Summer School of Slavonic Studies (LŠSS) organised by
Charles University in Prague gets underway on Saturday.
Over the next four weeks, some 140 students from 40 countries will attend Czech language classes and seminars on the nation’s history, literature and traditions. They will also go on walking tours of Prague and attend various cultural events.
An annual summer school of Slavonic Studies got underway in the Moravian city of Olomouc on Saturday. Over 100 students from 23 countries around the world are attending the course, with the youngest a 16-year-old girl from China and the oldest an American man of 73. The summer school is being held at Olomouc’s Palacký University for the 31st time.
Some 140 students have signed up to Charles University’s Czech language summer school, which is being held this year for the 60th time. The course, which is organised by the Institute of Czech Studies at the institution’s Faculty of Arts, runs from Saturday until 25 August. Students are divided into four levels at the summer school, which also focuses on Czech literature, history and culture and has a rich accompanying programme.
The summer school of Slavonic languages opened at Masaryk University in Brno on Monday to 140 students from 38 countries. It offers a four week intensive course in Czech language and literature, with film screenings, trips and dance lessons. Established in 1967 the summer school is traditionally attended by second and third generation expats and foreign students. The youngest participant is 13 years, the oldest 58.
Each summer the small eastern Bohemian town of Dobruška becomes a home to dozens of people from around the world who come to reconnect with the language and customs of their Czech ancestors. The summer programme, organized by Prague’s Charles University and supported by the Czech government, offers intensive language courses as well as an insight into Czech culture and way of life.
Around 150 students of the Czech language from around the world have gathered in Prague for the Summer School of Slavonic Studies. The course, which is being held for the 57th time this year, is organised by the Institute of Czech Studies at the Arts Faculty of Charles University. Alongside language classes, it includes cultural events and day trips. An accompanying symposium entitled The Czech Language in the World and the World in the Czech Language will be attended by around four dozen leading Czech studies experts from around the globe.
The traditional Summer School of Slavonic Languages began on Saturday at Palacky University in Olomouc. The annual three-week program is meant to introduce students from all over the world to Czech language, culture and literature, also offering optional Russian and Polish courses as well as organized weekend trips to a number of Czech towns. This year, around 80 students from 25 countries will be participating in the program. The largest group of students by country came from France.
Thursday marks the end of Charles University's 51st Czech Language Summer School. Over the past month, participants from over 36 countries, from Mexico to Mongolia, have been brushing up on their Czech skills in the nation's capital. Former student Rosie Johnston went back to school to see the progress that they had made: