OJZ 101 - Bachelor’s English 1 for Complete Beginners


Course description:

Code:  OJZ 101

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

Abbreviation: BA1z

Length: 1 semester

Level: A1 – A2

Credits: 2

Target participants: Students who have successfully completed the course OJZ 100 in the winter term or students who need to consolidate their knowledge of the basic grammatical structures, vocabulary and start to develop language skills. It is not an advancement 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: A1

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 A2 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 at first registering on-line. (STAG)