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British Centre at the Palacky University Library

The British Centre is part of the university library, and offers specialized services in the field of learning and teaching English, language tests, and international language certifications. On the basis of the partnership with the Language School UPLIFT and the British Council, with a global presence (managing centres in more than 100 countries), it focuses on spreading British culture, language, information about education opportunities in the United Kingdom, etc.

The British Centre has a library with a unique range of literature for anyone interested in learning English. The library is designed to ensure anyone interested in learning English will find materials appropriate for their skill and level.

Students of UPLIFT language school receive 50% off their membership fee at the British Centre.

The library also offers:
textbooks for all levels, materials for Cambridge exams (including original tests from previous years), Business English for all language levels, methodological guides for teachers of English, simplified reading materials with recordings on CD, classic and contemporary fiction (also on CD), courses on DVD or videotape, grammars and dictionaries, language tests with keys, movies on DVD (usually with English subtitles) and on video, music CDs, information on life in Britain, and British bilingual magazines.
The library also offers:
International English exams These exams are held in Olomouc three times a year, and are included in the international system for rating the level of knowledge of European languages and are recognized by universities, companies and government agencies in most of the world. The tests are for people who want to improve their chances of getting a good job, improve their skills, be well prepared for language studies or business trips abroad, or to obtain an internationally recognized certificate that confirms their level of English. In addition to textbooks, tests with keys, listening tests and DVDs with examples of interviews, they also have original tests from past years.

Methodological seminars for teachers of English These seminars are usually organized in collaboration with British publishers and participation is free. For school teacher these seminars are often the only possible form of further education, and for students they are a welcome addition to their studies.

Book club Group members are predominantly educators (English teachers) and the reading groups are for them a way to get acquainted with contemporary British fiction.

Readings, exhibitions, literary evenings, student meetings, etc. A list of all current and planned events can be found on the website of the British Centre.

Employees of the British Centre are happy to advise you when choosing the appropriate level of language courses. We also help you select of the most appropriate study material. Group sessions can be booked by telephone.

In addition to being a public library and the provision of examination-related services, the British Centre offers lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and competitions designed for the general public.

Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday 9–12 13–17
Wednesday 9–12 13–17
Thursday closed 13–17
Friday 9–15 closed
Saturday 9–12 closed

Knihovna UP - Britské centrum
Křížkovského 8
771 00 Olomouc

Tel.: 585 631 874
E-mail: bc@upol.cz


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