Welcome to Liberec!

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Welcome to Liberec!
Welcome to Liberec!
Dear Incoming Erasmus student,
We are sure you have heard so much about what your Erasmus semester/year is
going to be like from the stories of countless of your friends who went on their own
Erasmus stint. Whatever your expectations are, we hope that we can fulfill them and
give you the best Erasmus experience ever.
Hopefully this guide can get you more excited than you probably already are right
now, and aside from that, prepare you on what to expect in your Erasmus home for
the next few months.
This guide book contains basic information about Czech Republic and Liberec. One
part is devoted to helping you get to Liberec and our dormitories from Prague, settle
into the dormitories, and several tips about life in the dormitories. We also included a
small dictionary of Czech words and phrases which will help you survive your first few
days here. And finally, we will introduce to you our organization, the ESN, what we
do, and what is in-store for you during the welcome days. We highly recommend for
you not to miss the Welcome days because we planned a lot of events to help you
get to know your fellow Erasmus students.
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email
([email protected]), Facebook group (http://on.fb.me/1Ta8sWi) or by screaming
“Pomoc!” at the top of your lungs (least effective method but quite fun, right? Plus,
you learn a new Czech word!).
With love,
ESN Liberec Team
Mezinárodní klub studentů při Technické univerzitě v Liberci o.s.
17. listopadu 586/6, Liberec 460 15, Czech Republic | IČO: 22856218
[email protected] | www.esn-liberec.cz
What’s inside?
Some info about Czech Republic and Liberec
How to get to Liberec from Prague
-
Arriving from the airport
Arriving from Florenc international bus station
How to get to Harcov dormitories from Liberec City Center
Harcov Life
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What to expect?
Checking in and dormitory facilities
Calmness at night
Internet
Printing
Sports facilities
Food shops
Pubs and clubs
Medical care
Some University stuff that you need to know
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Technical University of Liberec
University Library
University canteens (Menza) and coffeehouses
ISIC
My little Czech dictionary and phrase book
Welcome days schedule
Academic calendar and holidays
ESN Liberec
Mezinárodní klub studentů při Technické univerzitě v Liberci o.s.
17. listopadu 586/6, Liberec 460 15, Czech Republic | IČO: 22856218
[email protected] | www.esn-liberec.cz
Some info about Czech Republic and
Liberec
Czech Republic
Czech Republic is a landlocked country in central Europe. It shares its borders with Germany, Poland,
Slovakia, and Austria.
For a country that’s only been around since 1993, Czech Republic does a fine job of showcasing an
exciting history. Here the past becomes real. Castles and chateaux abound, illuminating the stories of
powerful families and individuals whose influence was felt well beyond the nation’s current borders.
Unravel the history of Bohemia and Moravia, the two ancient lands that now make up the modern
Czech Republic and you’re unearthing the history of Europe itself. During your Erasmus stay here, we
have planned some trips which will show you the rich nature and amazing landmarks that this country
has to offer.
Popular for its excellent beer, majestic castles, and historical old towns, you will definitely discover that
there is a lot more to Czech Republic than these.
You have probably read a lot about Czech Republic before coming here, so this is just a short
summary of the facts and figures for this awesome country.
AT A GLANCE
Official name: Czech Republic
Capital city: Prague
Population: 10 505 445
Area: 78 866 km2
Borders: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland
Government: Parliamentary republic
President: Miloš Zeman (2013-17)
Highest mountain: Sněžka (1602 m)
Important rivers: Vltava, Labe
Official language: Czech
Anthem: Kde domov můj? (Where is my home?)
Religion: 80 % not religious, 20 % with religion
Currency: Czech crown (česká koruna, CZK)
Time zone: UTC (+1), summer time UTC (+2)
Official Flag
Regions and important cities
Coat of Arms
Liberec
Liberec is situated in the northern part of the Czech Republic. The suburbs of Liberec has a population
of 150,000 inhabitants, which makes it the fifth largest city in Czech Republic, and second largest city
in Bohemia. The Ještěd tower, a 94 m tall tower used to transmit television signals, is built on the top
of the Ještěd mountain. It offers a nice view of the countryside, which includes the beautiful Jizerské
mountains.
Mezinárodní klub studentů při Technické univerzitě v Liberci o.s.
17. listopadu 586/6, Liberec 460 15, Czech Republic | IČO: 22856218
[email protected] | www.esn-liberec.cz
How to get to Liberec from Prague
From Prague Airport to Liberec
All international flights go to the Václav
Havel Airport in Prague (also known as
LETIŠTĚ VÁCLAVA HAVLA PRAHA).
Upon arrival, look for “Public Transport
Information” kiosks in the arrival hall of both
Terminal 1 and 2 where you can purchase a
transport ticket valid for trams, buses, and
metro within Prague. Purchase a 90-minute
ticket for 32 CZK. However, this kiosk is
only open from 7am to 10pm. Outside these
hours, you will need Czech money to
purchase the tickets from the automats (32
CZK) or from the bus driver (40 CZK). Note
that the driver does not accept large bills and
the automat only accepts coins.
From the airport, take the bus number 100 which you can find in the bus stop just outside
the airport.
Note: When you get into the bus, do not forget
to validate your ticket on those cute little
yellow rectangular boxes you will see upon
entering the bus. Inspectors come quite often
to check if you have validated tickets and you
will have to pay a fine if they catch you without
it. Not a lot of fun when it’s your first time in a
new city, right?
Bus number 100 takes you to stop Zličín. From
here, you take the Metro C (yellow line) all the
way to the last station, Černý Most. Here you will
Mezinárodní klub studentů při Technické univerzitě v Liberci o.s.
17. listopadu 586/6, Liberec 460 15, Czech Republic | IČO: 22856218
[email protected] | www.esn-liberec.cz
find Student Agency buses leaving every hour to Liberec. Ticket price is at 95CZK. We
recommend that you book your tickets in advance because buses get full quite often. To
book your tickets, check out this site: https://bustickets.studentagency.eu/
The Student Agency buses to Liberec are direct buses so you will get off at the first stop
which is called Fügnerova-Blažkova station. Finally, you have arrived in Liberec!
From Florenc International Bus Station to Liberec
If you are arriving by bus, it is also pretty easy. The main thing is you have to make your way
to Černý Most, and from there everything is the same as stated previously. So, from the bus
terminal, take the Florenc underground metro line C (yellow line) to Černý Most. For this
connection, you will only need the 30-minute ticket which only costs 24CZK and can also be
bought at the ticket counters, tobacconist, or the automat. Do not forget to validate your ticket
before entering the station and going down the escalators.
From Liberec City Center (Fügnerova) to Harcov
When you get to Liberec City Center, then it is just a 10-minute bus ride to the Harcov
dormitories. You can buy the 40-minute ticket for 20CZK from the tobacconist, the automat,
or the driver (24CZK with the driver). You can take buses number 15, 19, or 29. For buses
15 and 29, your destination is bus stop Stodolní. For bus number 19, your destination is
Březová Alej. We have created a really cool video that you can watch to familiarize yourself
with how to go from the city center to the dormitories. Follow this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_P6WJ3-p5U
If you think you might need assistance because of you big bags, you can get help from your
buddy if you ask really nicely. Expect them to contact you before coming to Liberec. This is
also why registering to our SectionBox is very important, so you can be assigned a buddy.
So
register
now
if
you
still
haven’t!
Click
here:
https://www.sectionbox.org/tul/form_foreigner.php
Arriving late?
Are you arriving late (note: last trip of buses to Liberec is at 11pm)? Or do you want to spend
your first few days exploring Prague on your own? Do not worry, because ESN Czech
Republic has partnered with Bohemian Hostels to give you discounts on your stay if you
book online with a promo code. To get the promo code, send an e-mail to [email protected] or [email protected] Find more information here: http://www.esncz.cz/partners/bohemian-hostels
Mezinárodní klub studentů při Technické univerzitě v Liberci o.s.
17. listopadu 586/6, Liberec 460 15, Czech Republic | IČO: 22856218
[email protected] | www.esn-liberec.cz
Harcov Life
What to expect?
Harcov is arguably the best dormitory in the Czech Republic. It was voted as such three
times in 2011, 2013 and 2014. It is very close to nature as you would see a wonderful view
outside when you look out of your window. Make sure to check out the rooftops of buildings
A, B, and C before they close for winter as you will find here one of the best views of Liberec.
So aside from the good surroundings, the Harcov community is both fun and unique. You
won’t have a boring day here (unless you love to lock yourself inside your room). From the
party people, to the sporty jocks, to the nerdy guys. The student population is so diverse.
You will definitely find your niche. But of course there is the ESN and the buddies who are
dedicated to helping you enjoy your stay here. You will definitely have your own group of
close Erasmus friends but do not forget to try to reach out to the local people because that is
how you will learn about the Czech culture.
Checking-in and dormitory facilities
Checking-in to the dormitory might be a daunting task for a newcomer especially because
there is a high chance you might encounter someone who does not speak in English. But do
not fear, this is where your buddy can help you. Your buddy can guide you in filling out the
forms, and knowing the rules in the dormitory initially. There are just a few things that you
should bring with you during this process:
- Passport or ID card for EU citizens
- 2 passport photos
- A guarantee of 3000CZK which you will get in the end of your stay provided that you
did not cause any damage to the room.
After signing a contract, you will get your dormitory card with your picture on it and your room
keys. You will also receive a white paper where you will write all pre-existing damages in
your room. Be very meticulous about filling this up and make sure you put every possible
damages you initially find because it might happen that you will get charged for these
damages in the end because you did not write it on the paper.
The common flat consists of two rooms that share a common kitchen, toilet, and bathroom.
The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, a two-burner electric stove, cupboards, and
shelves. Each room can accomodate 2 to 3 persons and is equipped with beds, pillows,
mattresses, blankets, tables, closet, drawers, and lamps. It is possible to request for a single
room, but granting of it depends on the availability. The rent for a shared room is 90CZK per
day, and for the single room is 120CZK per day.
For more information, visit: http://koleje.tul.cz/
Dormitory address: 17.listopadu 584, 46015 Liberec 15, Czech Republic
Schedule for Moving in / Moving out:
Mo - Fr: 7:00 -11:30, 12:00 – 14:00 (Other days or hour, need to pay additional 300 Kč)
Accommodation service operating hours:
Mo – Th: 9:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 15:00
Fr: 9:00 - 12:00 , 13:00 - 14:00
What you can borrow at the reception:
Vacuum cleaner : 16 kč / hour
Iron: 8 kč / 30 min
Washing machine: 12 kč / 30 min (every other hour 31Kč)
Clothes drier: for free
When you lose something:
Key of the table drawer or door: 50 kč
Replacement of locks table/door: 100 kč / 200 kč
Dormitory identity card “Kolejka”: 200 kč
Mezinárodní klub studentů při Technické univerzitě v Liberci o.s.
17. listopadu 586/6, Liberec 460 15, Czech Republic | IČO: 22856218
[email protected] | www.esn-liberec.cz
Calmness at night
Because Harcov is a dormitory and it is essentially a place where students sleep, you should
be aware that disturbing the peace after 10pm is strictly prohibited. Accomodation services
will intervene, and if that’s not enough, they might call the police on you. Erasmus students
are notorious for having very loud and crazy room parties, but you can always move your
party to the nearby student clubs if it gets too late in the night.
Internet
After the registration to our school system (made by the school), you will receive a username
and password, which you need to connect to internet in school and in dormitory. It takes
time, in the mean time, you can go to the S-club restaurant or Žito restaurant, where wifi is
available. Just order something and sit there as long as you want.
For information on how to connect and install the school internet, check out this website:
http://liane.tul.cz/en/Liane_at_Residence.
Printing
There are two possibilities to print your documents in the dormitories and the university:
1. In the school and in the dormitories
You can print your documents in the library located in building H and in the reception
of each dormitory. But you need to have some money on your ISIC card. You can put
the money into your ISIC card in receptions in all dormitories in Harcov and Vesec, in
school buildings F (in services for students) and H (library). You can find more
information here about printing via Satikos system on the internet also in English.
2. In ESN clubroom
You need to have the ESNcard and ask one of the members of ESN Liberec for
assistance.
Sports facilities
You will be happy to learn that you won’t be totally unhealthy during your Erasmus stay.
When you feel guilty about all those food you ate, and all those alcohol that you drank, know
that you can always go to the gym to stretch your muscles and burn those unwanted
Erasmus weight. If you register early, you can avail of the gym membership for one whole
semester for just 1000CZK. This includes the use of an adequately equipped gym, sauna,
and swimming pool (specified schedules only). There is also an option to register for group
classes like yoga, aerobics, TRX, and so on. During the semester, we will give you more
information and help you to register if you want.
There are other sports facilities around the dormitory like the football field, beach volleyball
court, tennis court, table tennis rooms, and sports climbing wall. Ask your buddy how to book
these if you are interested.
It is also possible to create a sports team for Erasmus students and participate in the Harcov
league. Let us know if you are interested, and we can help you manage the team.
Food shop
Since Harcov is really like a small community, we have our own food shop in the ground floor
of the Menza building, right across Restaurace Žito. They sell basic food stuff, bread, eggs,
drinks and snacks which is very convenient because of its proximity. If you cannot find what
you need, there are other food shops around the vicinity of the dormitory that you can check
out. First is right up the hill near the bus stop Březová Alej. And the second one is along
Husova street and you will pass by it when you walk to University, which is also very
convenient.
Mezinárodní klub studentů při Technické univerzitě v Liberci o.s.
17. listopadu 586/6, Liberec 460 15, Czech Republic | IČO: 22856218
[email protected] | www.esn-liberec.cz
Medical Care
There are two options for doctors in Harcov. First is the University doctor and dentist which
you can find in F building on the campus at Husova street. The doctor speaks English, so
don’t worry. Here are the addresses and contact information.
Address: Husova 1290 75, Liberec 460 01
Practical Doctor: MUDr. Dagmar Švorcová
Dentist: MUDr. Helena Dašková
Phone: +420 48 535 3163
Phone: +420 48 510 7121
Open hours: Mo-Fr: 7:00-12:00
Open hours: Mo,We,Fr 7:00-13:00
Tu 10:00-13:30
Closer to the dormitories is a newly opened clinic located at the back of dormitory block F.
The doctor here speaks English and German.
Address: 17. listopadu 590/14 Liberec, Starý Harcov 46015
Practical Doctor: MUDr. Petra Lajžnerová
Phone: +420 607 888 930
Open hours:
For patients without booking: Mo/Wed/Thu: 7:30-10:30; Tue: 12:00-15:00; Fri: 7:30-12:00
Email: [email protected]
More information on their website: http://www.praktikliberec.cz/
In case of emergency and conditions requiring immediate medical attention, it will be good to
go straight to the hospital in Jablonecká Street. Here are the emergency numbers:
Emergency services for adults
Dental Emergency Service
Phone: +420 485 105 050
Phone: +420 485 102 379
Open hours: Mo-Fr: 17:00-21:00
Open hours: Weekend: 8:00-12:00
Weekend: 8:00-18:00
Pubs and clubs
There are a total of 6 pubs and clubs in the vicinity of Harcov. Each one catering to a
different crowd. You will get to know each one of these clubs when you join the Tour de Pub
during the Welcome days.
S-club is situated in front of building C. You can order food, play bowling, and table football.
There is also disco and ESN parties are usually held in this club. You can play bowling for
50% off the price if you own an ESNcard.
Vácha & Zanzibar is pub and disco behind S club. There is a possibility of opening door so
there is more space for dancing in Zanzi.
Had club is the club for those who likes Drum´n´base or similar music. There is a dancing
space and some sofas to lounge around. You can play table football there and there are
sometimes tournaments in table football. It is situated down the building D.
Žito pub is situated under canteen between building C and D. You can have pizza or other
meals there. You can also watch your favorite sporting events here.
Dandy pub is café, tearoom and pub in one. There are 4 kinds of beer, 25 kinds of tea and 8
kinds of coffee. It is situated down the building E.
Hroch pub is a bar situated down the building F. You can play pool, darts or tablefootball
there. There are 3 different kinds of beer and each week you can taste special ones from
small breweries in Czech Republic.
Mezinárodní klub studentů při Technické univerzitě v Liberci o.s.
17. listopadu 586/6, Liberec 460 15, Czech Republic | IČO: 22856218
[email protected] | www.esn-liberec.cz
University stuff that you need to know
Technical University of Liberec
The Technical University of Liberec (TUL) is a dynamic
university of medium size that joins forms of technical
and university education. Within six faculties and a
university institute it offers a large spectrum of
acquirements in technical, scientific, humanity, as well
as, artistic and interdisciplinary study branches. It has
well equipped laboratories and top quality teams of
research workers for humanities. You can find more
information on the website http://www.tul.cz.
Below is a directory of study departments and responsible persons for each department. You
can contact these people if you have any questions regarding your study.
Faculty of Economics (www.ef.tul.cz)
Study department location: 7th floor of the building H, Voroněžská street 1329/13, Liberec 1
Office hours: Tuesday:
8:30am–11am
1pm–3pm
Wednesday: 8:30am–11am
Thursday:
8:30am–11am
1pm–3pm
Department
Study department
Faculty coordinator
Person
Jana Bělohlávková
KateřinaTěhníková
Lenka Mráčková - head
Ing. Jaroslav Deml
Ing. Marie Hlavatá
Email address
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Telephone
+420 48 535 2425
+420 48 535 2387
+420 48 535 2391
+420 48 535 2203
+420 48 535 2418
Faculty of Textile (www.ft.tul.cz)
Study department location: Building B Studentská 2 461 17 Liberec
Office hours: Monday to Friday (except Wednesday):
9:00am–11am
1:30pm–2:30pm
Department
Study department
Faculty coordinator
Person
Ing. Jana Šounová
Ing. Lenka Nevyhoštěná
Ing. Pavla Těšínová, PhD.
Email address
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Telephone
+420 48 535 3639
+420 48 535 3239
+420 48 535 3734
Faculty of Architecture (www.fua.tul.cz)
Location: Studentská 1402/2 461 17 Liberec 1
Department
Study department
Faculty coordinator
Person
Eva Konopová
Ing. arch. Mg.A.
Šmídek
Petr
Email address
[email protected]
[email protected]
Telephone
+420 48 535 3506
+420 48 535 3239
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (www.fs.tul.cz)
Department
Study department
Faculty coordinator
Person
Mgr. Radka Dvořáková
Ing.
Mgr.
Dana
Semotjuková
Ing. Marcela Válková
Email address
[email protected]
[email protected]
Telephone
+420 48 535 3767
+420 48 535 3716
[email protected]
+420 48 535 3246
Mezinárodní klub studentů při Technické univerzitě v Liberci o.s.
17. listopadu 586/6, Liberec 460 15, Czech Republic | IČO: 22856218
[email protected] | www.esn-liberec.cz
Faculty of Science, Humanities, and Education (www.fp.tul.cz)
Department
Study department
Faculty coordinator
Person
Šárka Vašátková
Miroslava Brabcová
Eva Söchtigová
Mgr.Daniela
Bímová,
PhD.
Email address
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Telephone
+420 48 535 2403
+420 48 535 2404
+420 48 535 2476
+420 48 535 2308
Faculty of Mechatronics and Interdisciplinary Engineering
Studies (www.fm.tul.cz)
Department
Study department
Faculty coordinator
Person
Věra Pánková
Prof.Ing. Jaroslav Nosek, CSc.
Email address
[email protected]
[email protected]
Telephone
+420 48 535 3429
+420 48 535 3249
Institute of Health Studies (www.uzs.tul.cz)
Department
Study department
Faculty coordinator
Person
Marcela Málková
Ing. Renata Čermáková
Bc. Markéta Hejduková,
DiS.
Bc. Michaela Větrovcová
Email address
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Telephone
+420 48 535 3724
+420 48 535 319
+420 48 535 3691
[email protected]
+420 48 535 3691
University Library
The library can be found in H building in Voroněžská street (adress: Voroněžská 13 Liberec)
on the ground floor, just in front of the entrance door. The library's collection is focussed on
science, technology, architecture, arts and construction. There is a well lit and airconditioned
study area, while the basement is comfortably furnished. Registration is free, you just need
an ISIC card. Penalty is given to books not returned on time. If you want to register, just ask
at the reception of the library. You can find more information here: http://knihovna.tul.cz/en/.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 – 18:30
Phone: +420 485 352 553
E-mail: [email protected]
University canteens (Menza) and coffeehouses
There are three university canteens that provide meal for students and staff. Two buffets, in
Harcov and Husova Street, complement the service. The university café serves great tasting
coffee and a selection of quick snacks like baguettes and sandwiches.
Coffeehouses:
 Husova (just next to the canteen)
 Husova (first floor of the Information Centre)
 Voroněžská (just next to the canteen)
Good for getting quick snacks during breaks between clases. Offering a varied choices of
food and drinks in Husova.
Canteens/Menza:
 Harcov (dormitory building complex, opposite of the Žito restaurant) – the only
canteen which serves dinner.
 Husova (building F, Husova street)
 Voroněžská (building H, Voroněžská street)
The menu is available one week in advance, you can order online as early as that. Every day
you have possibility to choose one from approximately 6 meals, but their quantity is limited.
Mezinárodní klub studentů při Technické univerzitě v Liberci o.s.
17. listopadu 586/6, Liberec 460 15, Czech Republic | IČO: 22856218
[email protected] | www.esn-liberec.cz
So you have to order your lunch and dinner through webportal or on ordering terminals in the
canteens. The advantage is that you can cancel your order in case of need. Orders are
linked to the ISIC card on which you have your own cash account. You have to deposit
money at the cash desk in each canteen or in the dormitory receptions.
If you want to eat in the university canteens, first you need to register. The registration can
be done in one of the canteen‘s in the reception. Then you will just put money into your ISIC
card and order meals via a menza webpage or by machines.
ISIC
You may have noticed that ISIC has been mentions several times already in this guidebook.
ISIC card is required and is very important. You need it for entering the dormitory or parties,
for ordering meals, for recieving some students discounts, and so on.
How to get it:
You do not have to be scared. During Welcome Days you will have the posibility to get it with
our assistance. In case you will come a bit later, you have to first go to your faculty - student
department, where you will ask about making ISIC card. They will give you a paper, and you
will pay for it. Then you have to go to the office in building F in Husova street (right next
computer room) with the paper and your ID or passport. There they will take a photo of you
and you will pick your ISIC card up again in student department of your faculty around one
week later.
ISIC office:
Open hours: every Monday 13:00 – 15:00
Responsible person: Milena BÍLKOVÁ
Phone: +420 485353223
Mezinárodní klub studentů při Technické univerzitě v Liberci o.s.
17. listopadu 586/6, Liberec 460 15, Czech Republic | IČO: 22856218
[email protected] | www.esn-liberec.cz
My little Czech dictionary and phrase book
Czech is the language spoken here in Czech Republic. Since Prague is a big, touristic city,
English is spoken more widely there than in Liberec. Although English is also sometimes
spoken in shops in Liberec, it will serve you well to know a bit of the language before you
come as Czechs appreciate it when foreigners try(but mostly fail) to speak their language.
Below are a few phrases and words that can help you in your Erasmus stay.
Useful Phrases:
Yes = Ano (ano)
No = Ne (ne)
Please = Prosím (proseem)
Thank you = Děkuji vám (dyekooyi vam)
Thanks = Díky (deeki)
Excuse me = S dovolením (s dovolenyeem)
Sorry = promiň (promin)
Hello = Ahoj, čau (ahoy, chau)
Good morning = Dobré ráno (dobrye rano)
Good afternoon = Dobré odpoledne (dobrye odpoledne)
Good night = Dobrou noc (dobroh nots)
Good-bye = Na shledanou (nas-khledanow)
‘Good day’ = dobrý den (it is possible to say ‘Dobrý den’ all day, except during the night)
What is your name? = Jak se jmenuješ? (yak se menooyesh)
My name is ...= Jmenuji se... (menooyi se)
How are you? = Jak se máš? (yak se mush)
Fine thanks, and you? = Děkuji, dobře, a ty? (dyekooyi dobrzhe, a ti)
I (don´t) understand = (Ne)rozumím ((ne)rozoomeem)
Do you speak english? = Mluvíš anglicky ? (mlooveesh anglitskee)
I don´t speak czech = Nemluvím česky (nemlooveem chehskee)
Nice to meet you = Těší mě (tyeh-sheee mnyeh)
One more beer, please! = Ještě jedno pivo, prosím! (yestye yedno pivo, proseem!)
I live on Harcov dormitory. = Bydlím na koleji Harcov (Bidleem na koleyi Harsov)
One ticket to Liberec, please. = Jednu jízdenku do Liberce, prosím (yednu yeezdenku do
Liberse, proseem)
Help me! = Pomoz mi! (pomoz mi)
Useful words:
Currency
exchange
=
Směnárna
(smnyenahrna)
Pub = Hospoda (hospoda)
Men = Muži, páni, kluci (muzhi, pahnyi,
clucy)
Women = Ženy, Dámy, Holky (zheny,
dahmy, holki)
School
= škola (shcola)
Pračka = washing machine
Sušák = clothes horse
Žehlička = iron
Vysavač = vacuum cleaner
Bathroom = Toaleta, záchod
Čísla - Numbers
One – jedna
Two – dva
Three – tři
Four – čtyři
Five – pět
Six – šest
Seven – sedm
Eight – osm
Nine – devět
Ten – deset
Eleven – jedenáct
Twelve – dvanáct
Thirteen – třináct
Fourteen – čtrnáct
Fifteen – patnáct
Sixteen – šestnáct
Seventeen–sedmnáct
Eighteen – osmnáct
Nineteen – devatenáct
Twenty – dvacet
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Thirty – třicet
Forty – čtyřicet
Fifty – padesát
Sixty – šedesát
Seventy – sedmdesát
Eighty – osmdesát
Ninety – devadesát
Hundred – sto
Thousand - tisíc
Jídlo – Food
Polévka = soup
Hlavní jídlo = main dish
Dezert = dessert
Kuchař = cook
Vařič/sporák = cooker
Hrnec = pot
Pánev = pan
Chleba = bread
Rohlík = roll
Máslo = butter
Kafe/káva = coffee
Čaj = tea
Mléko = milk
Džus = juice
Voda = water
Neperlivá voda = still water
Perlivá voda = sparkling water
Pivo = beer
Cukr = sugar
Sůl = salt
Koření = spice
Zelenina = vegetable
Mrkev = carrot
Rajče = tomato
Paprika= pepper
Okurka = cucumber
Cibule = onion
Česnek = garlic
Zelí = cabbage
Kyselé zelí = sauerkraut
Hrách = peas
Ovoce = fruit
Banán = banana
Jablko = apple
Pomeranč = orange
Vejce = egg
Rajčatový protlak = tomato puree
Kečup = ketchup
Smetana = cream
Rýže = rice
Těstoviny = pasta
Hovězí maso = beef meat
Vepřové maso = pork meat
Mleté maso = minced meat
Řízek = schnitzel
Ryba = fish
Losos = salmon
Kuře/kuřecí
maso/drůbeží
=
chicken/chicken meat
Šunka = ham
Sýr = cheese
Hranolky = French fries/chips
Brambory = potatoes
Bramborová kaše = mashed potato
Bramborák = potato pancake
Knedlíky = dumplings
Houskový knedlík = dumpling made of
bread
Bramborový knedlík = dumpling made of
potatoes
Cost of Living
If you come from the western part of Europe, you will be happy to know that prices of
products here are generally lower than in your home. To give you an idea, here are the usual
prices of basic food commodities.
CZK
CZK
Milk (1 liter)
20
Apples (1kg)
25
Loaf of bread
25
Water (1,5l bottle)
13
Eggs (10 pcs)
30
Czech beer (0.5 liter bottle) 15
Cheese (100g) - Eidam 17
Butter
30
Whole chicken
Ham (100g)
20
90
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17. listopadu 586/6, Liberec 460 15, Czech Republic | IČO: 22856218
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Welcome days
We recommend for you not to miss the Welcome days. We have prepared a lot of activities
and events for you to get to know each other better. Also, there are some activities that you
are required to do and it will be easier to handle it with the group than doing it by yourself
alone, if you come later. Missing the Welcome days would suck, trust us!
Thursday 24th September (meeting at 9.30, block C, Harcov dormitory)
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10:00
10:30
11:15
12:00
14:00
15:30
19:30
- 10:30
- 11:00
- 12:00
- 13:30
- 15:00
- 18:30
- 20:30
Registration (at Conference Room E9 building, top floor)
Presentation of TUL and practical information
ISIC cards photoshooting, building F
Lunch-menza HUSOVA
SIM-card activation (at M building)
Ice breaking games
Czech Dinner (M building), Presentation of ESN Liberec, Q&A
Friday 25th September (meeting at 9.30, block C, Harcov dormitory)
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10:00 - 11:45 Registration at the Faculties and Foreign Police
14:00 - 18:00 City tour
22:00 - 00:00 Welcome Party (S-Club, Harcov)
Saturday 26th September (meeting 12.30, block C, Harcov dormitory)
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12:00 - 13:00 Kitchen Stuff selling (For Charity!)
14:00 - 19:00 Trip to Ještěd (up by cable way 75 CZK, downhill) (in case of bad weather –
ZOO Liberec, or trip to Liberecká výšina)
21:00 - 00:00 Tour de Pub (meeting at 21.00, block C, Harcov dormitory)
Sunday 27th September
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14:00 - 19:00 Paintball/Lasergames (depends on weather)
Monday 28th September
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14:00 – 18:00 Barbecue afternoon
Events per day are possible to change. We will notify you right away.
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17. listopadu 586/6, Liberec 460 15, Czech Republic | IČO: 22856218
[email protected] | www.esn-liberec.cz
Academic calendar and holidays
Academic Calendar
Winter Semester 2015/16
14 weeks
Orientation Week for International Students
21 September 2015 - 25 September 2015
Teaching
29 September 2015 - 15 January 2016
Assessment Period
18 January 2016 - 19 February 2016
Winter Holidays
21 December 2015 - 1 January 2016
Rector's Day Off
November 16, 2015
Summer Semester 2015/16
14 weeks
Teaching
22 February 2016 - 27 May 2016
Assessment Period
30 May 2016 - 1 July 2016
Summer Holidays
18 January 2016 - 19 February 2016
Rector's Day Off
May 11, 2016
Holidays for AY 2015/2016
No classes due to public holidays in Czech republic:
Winter semester:
28 October 2015
17 November 2015
24 December 2015
25 December 2015
Summer semester: 28 March 2016
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17. listopadu 586/6, Liberec 460 15, Czech Republic | IČO: 22856218
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ESN Liberec
The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is a non-profit international student organization. Our
mission is to represent international students, thus provide opportunities for cultural
understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students.
In 36 countries there are more than 430 institutions like that with around 12 thousands of
active people. In the Czech Republic there are 18 teams and ESN Liberec is one of them.
You can find more information about our team on our website www.esn-liberec.cz or on our
facebook page www.facebook.com/esnliberec. If you have some questions, don't hesitate
to write to our e-mail [email protected] If you have some concrete question to one of
our members here is a list of e-mails of the whole team:
 President: [email protected]
 Vice President: [email protected]
 Human Resources: [email protected]
 Buddy coordinator: [email protected]
 Social Erasmus coordinator: [email protected]
 Party coordinator: [email protected]
 Sport coordinator: [email protected]
 Trips coordinator: [email protected]
 Activity coordinator: [email protected]
Club-room / ESN-room
We have our own office in Harcov. You can find it in the block C, 6th floor, it is just in the hall.
It serves as a venue of our weekly team meetings but we also organize there movie nights,
activities, games, dark hour, and more. It's possible to borrow our room sometimes but you
have to ask one of the ESN team members to accompany you because only they have the
access to the room.
SocialErasmus
The aim of the SocialErasmus project is to allow international students to benefit maximum
from the local community and enrich others through the international background of the
students. International students are invited to volunteer in the framework of the
SocialErasmus project under three main areas of action: education, charity and environment.
The SocialErasmus project enables people to experience something new and to get new
perspectives as well as learn more about European cultures.
ESN Liberec|SocialErasmus
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Erasmus to schools: Erasmus students will come to the high school class, tell to
pupils their experience about life in university in general and the Erasmus life in
Liberec
 Altamira: Erasmus student will help in historical place with the work on it
 Free Hugs: Students will be walking to the streets with the papers in hands which
says : we want to give you free hugs. And we give it to them the love, peace and we
make their day better.
 Charity Run: For 2 years now, ESN Liberec has successfully organized charity runs
which benefits our less-abled friends finance their needs such as a new wheelchair
and other stuff. We involve the local students, Erasmus students, and the entire
community in Liberec in this very noble endeavor.
Moreover, there is much more of what we organize and the best thing is that you can be a
part of it! You can see some photos below and also find some videos about those events on
our YouTube channal, just search for „ESN Liberec“.
The ESNcard
The ESNcard is the membership card of ESN which means that you can gain access to all
the services offered by the ESN and our partners. With the ESNcard, you will enjoy
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thousands of discounts (housing, sport, food, bars, etc.) all over Europe. Moreover, you will
have the opportunity to participate in thousands of events (trips, cultural events, sports
activities and parties) all year long.
The aim of the ESNcard is to support and give opportunities to international students during
and after their exchange.
Who uses the ESNcard?
You can get the ESNcard, if you belong to one of the following groups:
 You have been an international student (e.g Erasmus or any other exchange
program)
 You are currently an international student on exchange
 You are a volunteer in ESN
ESNcard.org
This website is working as a browser for all of the discounts and special offers connected
with the ESN card all around the Europe. As first, you have to register your ESN card there,
with your name and email, to verify that you are real user. It can browsed in few basic ways:
 Write a name of the country – you will find out all the discounts provided for ESNcard
holders in the country
 Write a name of the exact city – you will find out all the discounts which are provided
for ESNcard holders in the city, be careful, sometimes it’s possible to use the discount
only for Erasmus students who study at exact city
Then you can be more specific, after this basic browsing you can put:
 Specific kind of discount – food, sport, restaurants, culture, up to you
 Specific discount by sections – discounts which are managed by some concrete
section
How to register at ESNcard.org?
1. Click on a login
2. Click on create new account
3. Fill correctly all requested information
4. Click on create account
5. You will receive and an email to verify your account, click on the link
6. Start using your discounts!
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17. listopadu 586/6, Liberec 460 15, Czech Republic | IČO: 22856218
[email protected] | www.esn-liberec.cz
See you soon, guys! Ješted is waiting for you!
<3 ESN Liberec <3
Mezinárodní klub studentů při Technické univerzitě v Liberci o.s.
17. listopadu 586/6, Liberec 460 15, Czech Republic | IČO: 22856218
[email protected] | www.esn-liberec.cz

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