Marcel Ištván completed his Dutch Studies degree at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in 2009 with his diploma thesis, titled “Analysis of Informative Texts Published by State Institutions in The Netherlands, Czech Republic and Slovakia: Possibilities of Optimization”. In 2017, he defended his dissertation “Application of Text-Optimizing Techniques and their Influence on Adequate Text Comprehension”.
During his studies, he also participated in study abroad programmes at the Universities of Nijmegen and Ghent and took part in several regional colloquia. He also participated in the “Oude Drukken uit de Lage Landen uit de post-incunabele periode (1500-1800) in de universiteitsbibliotheken van de landen van de Boheemse kroon” project, which aimed to create an inventory of old Dutch texts at the National Library of the Czech Republic.
The long-term focus of his research has been text analysis, quality control, and optimization, primarily in the fields of administration and commerce. Since 2016, he has been teaching linguistics at the Department of Dutch Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, as well as translation and analysis. He strives to apply his linguistic knowledge both to his academic and professional work in order to ensure clear and effective communication between people and institutions.