The department provides instruction in foreign languages for all students of the Faculty of Civil Engineering. The languages taught are English, French, German, Russian and Spanish. Czech language training is offered to international students.
The department offers compulsory courses in foreign languages at higher levels of proficiency and for technical communication. It also offers a wide range of elective and specialized courses. Advanced students of English can opt for preparation courses for internationally recognized examinations, such as the Cambridge First Certificate of English and the TOEFL examination. The TOEFL examination can be taken e.g. at the Department of Language Studies of the Academy of Sciences CR; the First Certificate of English examination can be taken at the British Council.
Besides teaching activities, the department is involved in the optimization of the processes applied in teaching foreign languages for civil engineering purposes. The staff members search and test new methodological concepts and work with modern didactic technologies.
There is a modern language laboratory working at the department.