Preparatory Course in English

The Department of English and American Studies, Philosophical Faculty, Palacký University in Olomouc, organises preparatory courses for applicants for the Bachelor’s degree study programme in English. In the course, the students will be acquainted with:

  • requirements and appropriate literature for study (language and knowledge of culture)

  • test format (length, types of test tasks, evaluation)

  • useful tips and strategies for successful completion of all the test tasks

The price of the one-day course includes:

  • clearly arranged material with all the types of test tasks, including a sample entrance exam

  • lessons aimed at successful test management – analysis of test tasks, solutions for individual test items, explanations of problems, evaluation

  • overview of basic cultural and factual themes

In light of its content and the type of test tasks, this course is also suitable as preparation for the ‘Maturita’ Czech school-leaving exam in English and for international exams (the sections on reading skills and test of vocabulary and grammar).

Course info:

  • one-day course (8 classes) + extensive material via the Internet, with key – ca 1390 CZK 

Participants will be provided with online materials consisting in additional test tasks, with a key and commentary on why the given answer is right or wrong, and a sample entrance exam with a key, commentary and material for the part dealing with the cultural life and institutions of English-speaking countries. The material is suitable for self-study after completion of the course. A password will be given to the participants of the course by the tutor.

Schedule (date TBA, usually in February)

9.15 - 9.45: Registration
9.45 - 11.15, 11.30 - 13.00: Classes
13.00 - 14.00: Break
14.00 - 15.30, 15.45 - 17.15: Classes

The guarantor of the course is PhDr. Sabina Pazderová (official Cambridge PET, FCE and CAE examiner). Please send questions to the email address

Thanks for your interest and see you in Olomouc!