ISLS 2024

The 34th International Summer Language School (ISLS) is organized by the Institute of Applied Language Studies, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic. International Summer Language School offers various language courses at beginner/intermediate / advanced levels. In 2024 you can choose from the following 8 languages:


The International Summer Language School first took place in 1990 with 130 students and lecturers. In eighteen years the number has increased to 877 participants (students and lecturers) from all parts of the Czech Republic and abroad. In the year 2015, 171 participants arrived from countries as Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Italy, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of South Africa, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, the U.S.A., Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe. Every year a great number of foreigners living in the Czech Republic come and participate in the International Summer Language School to improve their level of the Czech language.

One of the most loyal participants to the International Summer Language School is  Charles Hall, PhD., dr. h. c. from the University of Memphis, Tennessee, the USA, who will be coming this year as a lecturer and a coordinator of a group of American students for the twenty-fifth time. In November 2007 he was awarded the honorary title dr. h. c. (doctor honoris causa) from the University of West Bohemia.

We hope to meet you in Pilsen!