In order to improve the integration of pupils from the Czech Republic into the French system, and to offer a Franco-Czech approach to education, the French Lycée in Prague opened a French-Czech bilingual section in September 2000.
This section exists exclusively for native Czech-speaking pupils aged 10 or thereabouts, who have the motivation and determination to learn French as the language in which they will be educated. They study French for ten hours per week in the first year and eight hours a week in the second year. The Bilingual Section prepares its pupils for entry into the French educational system without cutting them off from their own culture or their native language.
Admission consists in the entrance test on different subjects. Pupils have to write in czech language. Only the pupils who have never studied at LFP are allowed to pass this test. As soon as the results of the test are known, the list of successful pupils is prepared and they are invited to complete their enrollment to the school
The course lasts for two years before the pupils join the cinquième class in the secondary school. Every year the French Lycée in Prague organises two Open Days for families intending to send their children to be educated in the Bilingual Section.