The Department of Languages is, in accordance with the principles of European language policies and with the strategic development of the whole university, focusing on preparing professionals to follow and study materials in foreign languages, to be able to obtain and understand information in foreign languages and to use the foreign languages in not only day to day communications of real life but also, and especially, in their professional life. The team of the department follow an overarching principle that good language abilities are the most important aspect for mutual understanding, European integration, employment and mobility.
The above described principle is implied into the education with the belief that it is necessary for mutual understanding in the European region to continue with teaching a wide range of languages - English, French, Italian, German, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, and Czech. Students of all Czech-taught FEM’s Bachelor study programmes have the possibility to apply for Extended Language specialisation where they are offered to study courses specialising in professional language skills and European integration in English, French or German. The aim of this programme is to prepare for study abroad, active participation on international conferences and meetings or last but not least to prepare for future employment in international companies and institutions. The graduates of this study programme specialisation will earn an international language certificate TOEIC (The Test of English for International Communication), TFI (French-language proficiency test) or UNICERT III (German-language proficiency test).
Furthermore, the Department of Languages offers an Intensive French language course for the students of Master study programme European Agrarian diplomacy and German, French, Spanish or Czech language courses for students of English-taught Bachelor study programmes. One of the current aims of the department is the support language education addressing the economic, social and cultural changes in Europe within Lifelong Learning and the University of the Third Age.