The Institute of Applied Language Studies
University of West Bohemia
306 14 Pilsen
Pilsen, Czech Republic
The city of Pilsen, metropolis of West Bohemia, is located 90 km from Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Pilsen is an important industrial, commercial, cultural, and administrative center, famous for its brewery and the Skoda works factory. The city was founded in 1295 and its historical center offers buildings date from the Middle Ages and underground passages, open to the public. The population of Pilsen is 165, 000 inhabitants. Pilsen is also a center of international cultural events and festivals and in the 2015 it becomes European Capital of Culture - http://www.pilsen.eu.