The Institute of Applied Language Studies is a university institute providing language education to UWB students. The Institute cooperates with professional organisations across Europe and participates in international discussions regarding the future of European language education and language examination standardisation. The Institute of Applied Language Studies also participates in projects that are focused on language education improvement and takes part in international projects, e.g. ELTACS, PELLIC, and DeafPort.
The Institute of Applied Language Studies offers courses in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Latin, as well as Czech as a foreign language. The students of the University of West Bohemia can study languages either for general use or for specific purposes and professional communication. Some of the courses are compulsory, others are optional.
In accordance with the Long-term Plan of the University of West Bohemia, the Institute exists to improve the language competencies of its graduates in order to enhance their competiveness in the European labour market.