English for Academic Staff Summer School

  • 22 – 26 July 2024
  • Masaryk University Language Centre, Komenského nám. 2, Brno, Czech Republic

The English for Academic Staff Summer School is designed for academic, non-academic, administrative and technical staff members in Higher Education institutions who are or want to be among the staff of Higher Education Institutions with international and intercultural environment:

  • who are in search of ways of improving their English proficiency specific to their own professions;
  • who want to improve their communication in English;
  • who are willing to gain more insight into English as a medium of written and oral communication in Higher Education institutions;
  • who want to keep up to date with developments in global communication in English;
  • who want to reflect on and develop their intercultural communication skills.

The English for Academic Staff Summer School workshops include topics such as:

  • diverse methods of improving your vocabulary;
  • levels of formality in speaking and listening, various speaking situations in academic and professional contexts;
  • levels of formality in writing and reading various genres;
  • language of giving and accepting feedback;
  • creative and critical thinking;
  • intercultural communication.

Discover effective English communication strategies in the internationalized landscape of Higher Education with our English for Academic Staff Summer School. Tailored for academic, non-academic, administrative, and technical staff with English as a second language, our program offers engaging seminars and reflective activities covering language, soft skills, and communication nuances.

  • Immerse yourself in vocabulary enhancement, grammar refinement, and the art of formality in both spoken and written contexts. Foster critical and creative thinking, hone feedback skills, and delve into intercultural communication. Expect to expand your English repertoire, refine learning strategies, and elevate your contribution to communication standards in academia.
  • Hosted at Masaryk University in the heart of Brno, our structured five-day course provides a unique study experience. International and university experts guide you through practical insights on internationalization processes and effective communication in Higher Education settings.
  • Each day comprises stimulating seminars, interactive workshops, and hands-on activities, offering a platform to engage, discuss, practice, and reflect on English language and communication with university colleagues. Explore new facets of communication and thinking skills in English, broadening your horizons.

Beyond the classroom, our Summer School invites you to discover Brno and its surroundings, expand your professional network, forge new friendships, and relish a transformative learning experience within the charming ambiance of Masaryk University. Join us for a week of linguistic and cultural enrichment!

Minimum level of English

B1+ Intermediate (CEFR)

Course schedule

  • Monday to Friday, 22 lessons / week
  • Brno Treasure Hunt
  • Networking Dinner


Upon successful completion and minimum 85 % attendance, participants receive a Masaryk University Language Centre Certificate of Attendance.

Important dates:

The closing date for applications and payment: 9 June 2024
Pre-summer school information package: 1 July 2024
Program Dates: 22–26 July 2024

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Masaryk University Language Centre – the summer school venue

The programme will take place in the Masaryk University Building at Komenského náměstí 2, Brno, Czech Republic.

The Masaryk University Language Centre is based in the heart of Brno and the city’s cultural and social life is literally on its doorstep. Together with The Centre for International Cooperation, The Teiresias Support Centre for Students with Special Needs and The University Computer Centre with a non-stop service, the Language Centre is housed in a Neo-Renaissance building, opened originally for the German University of Technology in 1860. Today, the building offers state-of-the-art teaching and learning resources and facilities to Masaryk University students and staff-members.

Brno, Masaryk University, Language Centre

Brno is the capital of Moravia and the second largest city of the Czech Republic. It is mostly known for its modernist architecture, rapidly expanding high tech-sector, café culture and the reputation for the highest quality of life in the country. Brno is also home to six public universities. Masaryk University (www.muni.cz), the second-largest university in the Czech Republic, is the leading Higher Education institution in the region. The Masaryk University Language Centre (www.cjv.muni.cz), the largest language centre in the country, provides language and communication focused services and support to the whole university. It enhances international collaboration and continuous exchange of knowledge, ideas and information on a worldwide scale.

For further information, please email our team at summerschools@cjv.muni.cz or check our section of Frequently Asked Questions about summer schools.

B1+ Intermediate (CEFR)
Language of instruction
When 22 July – 26 July 2024
Monday to Friday, 22 lessons / week
Participants public, MU employees
490 EUR
The fee includes tuition, course materials, coffee breaks and the Summer School Dinner.
Participants can apply for ERASMUS+ funding.

Application form

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