IHM in Prague 8 offers curriculum for both Czech and international students with instruction in the Czech language. In order for students to successfully fulfill their responsibilities - lectures, seminars, exercises, written work, exams and tests, theses, etc., all students, including foreigners, must be able to write and communicate in Czech on at least a B1 level (in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for languages).

International applicants should familiarize themselves with the required knowledge of the Czech language for study at the Institute of Hospitality Management including sample questions from the "Czech for Foreigners" placement test (level B1).



Listening: I can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. I can understand the main points of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.

Reading: I can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language. I can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.


Spoken interaction: I can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. I can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).

Spoken production: I can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, my dreams, hopes and ambitions. I can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. I can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions.


I can express myself in clear, well-structured text, expressing points of view at some length. I can write about complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report, underlining what I consider to be the salient issues. I can select a style appropriate to the reader in mind.

Recommended textbooks:

HOLÁ, Lída. New Czech Step by Step. Praha: Akropolis, 2008. 256 s. ISBN 978-80-86903-73-6.

HOLÁ, Lída a Pavla BOŘILOVÁ. Česky krok za krokem 2. 1. vydání. Praha: Filip Tomáš - Akropolis, 2009. 208 s. ISBN 978-80-86903-92-7.

MROVĚCOVÁ, Ljuba. Čeština pro rusky mluvící. Vydání první. Brno: Computer Press, a. s., 2009. 296 s. ISBN 978-80-251-1992-1.