OJZ 600 - Bachelor’s English 4 - Idiomatic Language

Course description:

Code: OJZ 600

Title: Bachelor’s English 4 Idiomatic Language (Bakalářská angličtina 4 idiomatický jazyk)

Abbreviation: BA4i

Length: one semester

Level: B2-C1

Credits: 2

Target participants: Any students who have reached at least the B1+ level and want to improve their English beyond the scope of the basic English classes. The course does not prepare students for any kind of examination.

Entry requirement/level of the course: B1+ - B2

If not sure, please, assess your level using a placement test or the “CEFR assessment grid” on our web pages.

Aims: The aim of the course is to improve the idiomatic aspect of students’ English, i.e. on practical examples enhance the students’ sensitivity to the “real” English structures and the nuances of meaning.

Content and Approach: In the course we analyze authentic English source materials (blogs, short stories, sitcoms, poetry, cartoons, etc.), excerpt various structures, vocabulary, collocations, and phenomena, fit these into a broader context of the language, and practice them in such a way that they become part of the active skills of the students.


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


The work load for preparation at home varies, but a minimum of one hour is expected per week.

Materials:  The source materials for the course are provided by students themselves at the beginning of the semester.


Other requirements:

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