Tř. Československých legií 9
701 03 Ostrava
Both internal sub-departments of the Department of Romance Studies provide teaching within a wide range of disciplines – linguistics, translation, didactics and literary theory - in the Bachelor degree programmes French for Business, French Language and Literature, Spanish for Business, and Spanish Language and Literature, as well in the Master's degree programmes French Language and Literature, French for Translating, French Language Teaching for Secondary Schools, Spanish Language and Literature, Spanish for Translating, and Spanish Language Teaching for Secondary Schools. The Department also offers lifelong learning requalification courses for primary and secondary school teachers (extension studies in French or Spanish Language and Literature for Secondary Schools).
The three-year Bachelor degree programmes French for Business and Spanish for Business prepare graduates for employment in companies and institutions involved with French- or Spanish-speaking countries or to work in the tourism industry. The Bachelor degree programmes include tuition in another foreign language selected by the students.
In 2010, two new single-major Master's degree programmes were approved: French for Translating and Spanish for Translating.
The Department of Romance Studies provides teaching of practical language courses for the whole University of Ostrava: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian and Galician.
Research activities at the Department of Romance Studies involve a wide range of specializations from linguistics, literary theory, translation studies and didactics. The Department is involved in long-term cooperation with a number of Czech and foreign universities and institutions, either as a part of the Erasmus programme or on the basis of bilateral agreements.