Everything You Need to Know about Life for LGBTQ+ Foreigners

23. 7. 2024

Are you interested in the legal status of queer people in the Czech Republic? Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community? Join us for a lecture focused on how incoming legislation will affect life for the LGBTQ+ community! 

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Czech Grammar Courses for EU Citizens – Registration

1. 7. 2024

Starting on September 9, 2024, we will open new Czech language courses. You can register for them from August 26 until September 1, 2024, lower on this page.

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Czech Language Courses for Non-EU Citizens – Registration

8. 7. 2024

On September 16, 2024 we will open Czech language courses. You can register from August 19 to August 25, 2024 lower on this page.

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About us

We are the Center for Foreigners of the South Moravian Region. We provide Czech language courses, legal and social counselling, and adaptation and integration, in addition to socio-cultural lectures and multicultural activities. Our activities are open for foreigners as well as institutions and the general public.  

All our events are for free.

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What our clients
say about us

Albin John

I am immensely grateful for the support and guidance not only from Marina Melkonjan but also from the entire teams at the OPU and the Center for Foreigners of the South Moravian Region in Brno.

Lyuba Shuginina

The Centre for Foreigners is cool! It offers opportunities to enter a new environment and to learn Czech traditions and values. The most important thing is that you can learn Czech here for free. The employees are always nice and tolerant. I also like to visit the workshops and lectures.

Esraa Thabet

The center represents our second home where we feel safe, creative and  positive. You have helped us through the process of learning Czech, and have been working with us since we have come to the Czech Republic, so we would like to thank you all very much, great job and support highly appreciated. 


Oksana Tsyrkovniak

Hello, dear Mrs. Ljubov! I would like to thank you and the entire team of the Centre for Foreigners for your hard work! In 2022, you helped us immensely with the nostrification of our documents and thanks to that I managed to get a job in my field (I’m a physiotherapist).

Daneliia Yevheniia

I remember how confused I was when I came to your Centre, but the air of professionalism and warmth calmed me down. Thanks to you I really feel secure. Thank you very much for your work.

Nataliia Liubchenko

Your Centre helped me and my family, for which I am very grateful. I wish to all those who work at the Centre good health, happiness and much success!

Vitalija Agopcsuk

After my visit I found a job and I have been working for the Manuvia agency at the Marmon factory for five months now. I am very happy that your Centre exists to help us. And I am grateful for your support, which is important here.

Olena Vitkolenko

Hello Lilie and other workers of the Centre. Thank you very much for all your help! Your work is very important and meaningful. Once again, thank you very much.

T. Šarková, Group of Ukrainian Women

Every time I come to the Centre for Foreigners, I am enchanted by the friendly atmosphere, the order and cleanliness, as well as the willingness of the workers to help. Many thanks to Liliia Pinchuk for her support of Ukrainians in Brno, as well as for helping with information and creating a good mood.

Xiomara Marin

I wanted to express my deepest gratitude for all your incredible support and guidance throughout my immigration journey. Thanks to your expertise and genuine care, I can start a new chapter of my life with confidence and optimism.

Malvína Andrová, University Hospital Brno

The Center is a very useful organization which has helped the University Hospital Brno Centrum on many occasions in dealing with foreigners, for which we are very grateful. 

Eva Vavrouchová, HR director of HESTEGO, a.s. (Vyškov)

One of our employees had some administrative difficulties when arranging for the extension of his employee card. We referred him to you and he received swift and professional assistance.

Petra Grünhutová, headmistress of the Elementary School Krásného

The support that you have provided to our students has been very helpful. They are very satisfied. Thank you on their behalf. 

Alena Doubravová

Today’s event was truly perfect. Dancing! Barbecue! Music! Circus… Thank you for taking such perfect care of us and for doing everything to help us feel at home in this foreign land.

Anžela Sinelnikova

Your work is extremely needed and beneficial for foreigners looking for support. The legal and social counselling and the lectures are extremely professional.  We are like one big family and it is you who deserve the credit for this!

Tetiana Ishchenko

A big thanks to the Center not only for your work, but also for a perfectly organized tenth anniversary celebration. It was fun and the time flew by. Congratulations on your anniversary.  Keep up the great work!

Lahcen Mehennaoui

I studied Czech in Eliška’s course. Her methodology is fantastic, clear and very beneficial for beginners. I was extremely satisfied with the course. I am very grateful to the Center for providing this course and I am looking forward to the next one.  

Danica Schebelle and Jan Kubát, VÚPSV

We greatly appreciate the approach to the activities and operations of the Center in the South Moravian Region. The Center strives to create a suitable space and opportunity for broad professional and objective discussions.   

Iurii Zorkin

Great support in studying Czech and interesting trips. We got to know the Czech culture and many people! Many thanks to the Center for Foreigners of the SMR.

Ivan Rankič

I am very happy that I could attend the Czech courses at the Center. I would like to particularly thank Radim; through him I got to know other Czech lecturers at Vysočina. If I was to describe it in just one word, the word would be – THE BEST. Thanks to you, foreigners feel at home in Brno!

Marija Radojičič

You are the best! I learned about the Center from my friends and then I attended Czech courses at various levels. The willingness and approach of the lecturers were always perfect. My greetings to the best lecturers, Radim and Diana.

Marina Stefaniani

Excellent Center! It helps to everyone who was “foreign” at the beginning. It quickly transforms them into people who feel as if they were born here.  The Center gives the best and nicest of what Czech culture has to offer.

Eva Svobodová

I worked at the Center as a volunteer. I must give credit to the excellent organizational team and modern facilities in the center of Brno. It was my pleasure to work with you, thanks for a great experience!

Julie Hančíková

I felt welcome at the Center for Foreigners and it enriched me. Thanks to the courses and lessons I felt a growing confidence regarding my knowledge of Czech language, and my knowledge of Czech culture grew deeper; I have also met people from all over the world.  

Svitlana Denysova

Thanks to the Center and a special big thank you to Mrs. Ljubov Klok for her support, help in studying the language and assistance with official documents for uniting the family.  Thanks to you, our family is back together!


Excellent Center for the support of foreigners, brilliant and kindhearted people; they helped us a lot. Thank you!

Julija Dajanova

I want to thank you for the fact that there is a place where a foreigner can come without any fear and receive answers to almost any question, because support is crucial in the difficult period of moving to a different country!

Yury Zvizdaruk

Thanks to the pleasant teachers who like to teach us in the form of games, we immersed ourselves in the difficult Czech language. I myself taught meditation here as part of the community activities. I am glad that everything is free for us.  

Elvira Likhtina

I would love to thank you for all the work at the Centre for Foreigners in Brno. Your work and help with the integration is priceless.

Lilija Stupnikova

Our first steps in the Czech Republic were simpler thanks to you. Thank you for resolving all of the problems I came to you with and for the Czech language course. Your work is extremely beneficial and important. A big thank you also goes to Ljuba!