OJZ 100 - Bachelor’s English 1 for Complete Beginners


Course description:

Code:  OJZ 100

Title:  Bachelor’s English 1 for Complete Beginners (Bakalářská angličtina 1 pro úplné začátečníky)

Abbreviation: BA1z

Length: 1 semester

Level: A0 – A1

Credits: 2

Target participants: Students who have never learnt English before or students who consider themselves beginners and need to acquire the basic grammatical structures, vocabulary and start to develop language skills.  It is not a bachelor’s exam preparatory course. However, the structures and skills practiced may help students pass the exam successfully, provided that they work systematically outside classes.

Entry requirement/level of the course: A0

There is no entry requirement as far as language skills are concerned but the participants must be ready to work intensively both during and outside classes.

Aims: To master the basic grammatical structures, vocabulary, to start developing individual language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). The students are expected to reach A1 level as described by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in a relatively short time. Therefore, intensive independent work outside classes is expected, which involves consolidating and extending vocabulary as well as practicing grammar structures presented during the lessons.

Content and Approach:

Using a communicative approach, the course covers the basic grammatical structures, vocabulary and focuses on developing the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Different structures are presented during the lessons, their consolidation and practice will be part of individual preparation. Class activities include individual, pair and group work, reading, speaking and listening. You can find the detailed syllabus on our website.

Assessment/Credits/Workload:

Credit is awarded for:

  • Regular attendance (maximum three absences)
  • Active participation in English in class
  • Homework
  • Passing quizzes and tests with a minimum number of points as determined by individual instructors

A minimum of 2 hours of homework is expected per week.

Materials:  available on Moodle

Other requirements:

  • It is not possible to attend this course without registering on-line first. (STAG)