The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies, Charles University (ILPS CU) is a scientific-educational workplace and is one of the many parts of Charles University.
Since September 1981, ILPS CU has been working as a facility of Charles University for the organization and methodology of preparing foreign students for study at Czech universities and for teaching other foreigners.
ILPS CU has developed over sixty years of tradition of teaching Czech as a foreign language and is the only institution in the Czech Republic that prepares foreigners – scholarship holders of the Government of the Czech Republic for studying at Czech universities. It also organizes various Czech courses for all those interested in the Czech language and Czech culture. Foreign language courses and post-secondary courses of various specializations for Czech citizens have a tradition at ILPS CU. Teaching is provided by study centres, which also provide students with accommodation and meals.