One-Year Foundation – English Language + IELTS Preparation British Council

The English foundation + IELTS preparation course in the Czech Republic has been created together by the International Union of Youth (MSM), the MSM Academy – International language school, the British Council in Prague and Czech University of Life Sciences (CULS).


The foundation includes intensive English language studies, IELTS preparation and exam with the British Council. Also students study Czech language, which will be useful for their daily communication and integration in the Czech Republic. The classes are taught by qualified teachers from CULS and MSM Academy.

All students who want to study in university in English language must pass IELTS exam in order to confirm their language skills. This is a must-have for all International students. The IELTS certificate is also required if  student wants to get a visa to UK, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. It is also used for employment and immigration to the countries where English is a primary language for work and living.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is currently the most objective way to measure English language skills since 1989 and to this day. The IELTS exam was developed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. Every year over a million candidates sit this exam in over 140 countries around the world. Every IELTS certificate is valid for 2 years.

Organizers of the Course:

Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague
(Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze).

Czech University of Life Sciences is one of the leading state universities in the Czech Republic. It offers high-quality education, rated degrees and certificates to its Czech and international students.

University hosts more than 18 000 students. In 2021 CULS celebrated its 115th anniversary.

The level of education and research system in the university is balanced and fulfills all the European requirements. Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague is one of the top universities in Europe.

Besides English language students in small groups study Czech language which will be an additional advantage when they apply to the university. Courses are taught by the experienced, qualified professors from CULS.

This language course is intended for succesfull entrance to the best high schools in the Czech Republic. Those schools might be such as Prague University of Economics and Business (VŠE), Anglo-American University, University of New York in Prague, Charles University, Czech Technical University and Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, some other prestigious educational institutes all over the Czech Republic.

MSM Academy

The MSM Academy is an international language school, which carries out its educational activities in many areas, namely:

  • offers a range of foreign language courses in Prague – only with native speakers;
  • provides a unique language preparation course to enter British, Canadian, American and Czech universities;
  • provides unique Double Degree Programs –


Czech Republic (CULS) + Switzerland ( HIM or Cesar Ritz Colleges)

Czech Republic (CULS) + USA (Lincoln or Westcliff University)

Czech Republic (CULS) + Canada (UCW)

Czech Republic (CULS) + UK (LSBU)

Czech Republic (CULS) + Germany (IU)

  • organizes trips to foreign language courses in the world-renowned language centers.


Long and intensive exchange of professional experience with foreign colleagues allows MSM Academy to continuously improve the quality of provided services.



  • The British Council

The British Council is an international public organization of the British government created in 1934 for education purposes and expansion of the English culture outside of Great Britain. In England the British Council is registered as a charity. Queen Elizabeth II is the patron and the head of Council, Prince of Wales is the vice-patron and Lord Kinnock, ex-leader of the Labour Party, is the official president of the organization.

The British Council operates in 110 countries in the world and has a rich history and credible experience in teaching English. All teachers are native speakers, highly professional and with experience in the education of international students.

The British Council offers students 9 classrooms with modern equipment and facilities. Together this provides students a great experience in studying English language.

Academic year: 15.9– 31.08

English language + specialized subjects

Winter semester 15.9 – 18.12

Summer semester 15.1 – 7.6

Study Plan:

Course NameHours
Total800 hours
English language (professional)560 hours
English language (IELTS preparation)100 hours
English language (with MSM)40 hours
Czech language (communication skills)40 hours
Mathematics60 hours



  • Documents assistance:help with filling a long-term visa application form for the Czech Embassy. We provide a confirmation of study and confirmation of accommodation for a long-term visa for purpose of studies (required by the Czech Embassy).
  • Providing with the Comprehensivemedical insurance for 1 year (insurance policy is not included in the program cost and costs from 800 Euro).
  • Transferupon arrival to Prague from airport, bus or railway station to the place of
  • Providing with the Czech local SIM card.
  • Providing with the place of accommodationin the Czech Republic (monthly price is from 300 Euro).
  • Police registrationfor international students within the first 3 days upon arrival.
  • Help with nostrification(recognition) of secondary or higher education documents.
  • Futher support with application to Universityin the Czech Republic:
    • Providing help with filling the application forms.
    • Consultation about university programs and entry requirements.

Orientation program in the Czech Republic:

  • Welcome party.
  • Overview tour around Prague with the MSM coordinator, useful information about the city.
  • Visiting a museum or exhibition.
  • Boat trip along the Vltava river.
  • Sports activities (paintball, football etc.).
  • Trip to Karlovy Vary and Cesky Krumlov.
  • Visiting of Prague Aquapalace.
  • Evening musical event.
  • If necessary, we will help to arrange all medical assistance as soon as possible and translate doctor’s comments from Czech language. Health insurance policy is required.
  • During the first year of study, assistance and consultations are free, including the questions about accommodation, work and visa regulations.

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