English Studies at MFF UK

English language courses are listed as optional courses. However, every student of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics is obliged to pass the final departmental English exam. The exam is the same for students of all levels. Students usually sit for the exam in the fourth semester of their bachelor study programme.

Students must register for the exam in SIS under code NJAZ091.


Preparatory English courses

The Department of Language Education provides students with a four-semester preparation programme for the exam: two teaching hours a week for higher levels – codes NJAZ070, 072, 074, 090 (C – intermediate, D – advanced) and/or four teaching hours a week for lower levels – codes NJAZ071, 073, 075, 089 ( B – pre-intermediate).

For each course successfully passed, students will receive 1 credit in the faculty credit system as well as an additional 5 bonus points to be credited towards the final departmental English exam. A maximal total of 20 bonus points is allowed.

Course requirements include: written tests (grammatical and lexical tests, listening tests, reading comprehension tests and specialized English tests), class work and class attendance.

code subject winter semester summer semester
NJAZ070 English Language for Upper-Intermediate and Advanced Students I 0/2 Z   1 credit
NJAZ071 English Language for Intermediate Students I 0/4 Z   1 credit
NJAZ072 English Language for Upper-Intermediate and Advanced Students II   0/2 Z 1 credit
NJAZ073 English Language for Intermediate Students II   0/4 Z 1 credit
NJAZ074 English Language for Upper-Intermediate and Advanced Students III 0/2 Z   1 credit
NJAZ075 English Language for Intermediate Students III 0/4 Z   1 credit
NJAZ090 English Language for Upper-Intermediate and Advanced Students IV   0/2 Z 1 credit
NJAZ089 English Language for Intermediate Students IV   0/4 Z 1 credit


British textbooks NEW Total English -- Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced - (Pearson/Longman -- Student's Book and Workbook) are used in the courses.

B pre-intermediate
1st year -- NEW Total English Pre-Intermediate
2nd year -- NEW Total English Intermediate
C intermediate
1st year -- NEW Total English Upper-Intermediate
2nd year -- NEW Total English Upper-Intermediate
D advanced
1st year -- NEW Total English Advanced
2nd year -- Total English Advanced

In all semesters, students will use the textbook Křepinská A., Bubeníková M., Mikuláš M.: Angličtina pro studenty MFF UK. Praha: Matfyzpress, 2013.


Placement: 1st year students who attend the introductory workshop at the University Training Centre at Albeř are given an English placement test to determine which level the student should register for. Those who do not attend this workshop must register in Prague, and the level they choose is left to their own discretion.