English language course

Do you want to improve your English language skills, learn to use English in a professional setting or perfect your English? Then our Taalcentrum-VU group course in English is just the ticket.

  • Boost your English language skills
  • Interactive teaching methods
  • English at various levels
  • Anne makes your words work.
  • Olet
  • Karla
  • Sofieke
  • Marijke
  • Sam
  • Rob
  • Marijke
  • Joop
  • Mathilde
  • Janneke
  • Jane
  • David
  • Ellen
  • Marja
  • Peter
  • Christine
  • Eric
  • Paul
  • Sanne
  • Annette
  • Philip
  • Judith
  • Lian
  • Suzanne
  • Anouk

Practical information


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Who is it for?

For anyone who would like to become more proficient in English

Dates

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Class

19:30-21:30h

Workshops

15

Self-study

3 hours per session

Location

VU University Amsterdam

Fees

€695 course materials and lunch included (open training course)

The exact cost for a private or in-company workshop will depend on your needs and the size of the group. Would you like to know more? Just fill in our contact form or call us on 020 - 598 64 20. We will be happy to make an appointment with you for a free consultation without any obligation.


English language course

Would you like to become more proficient in English? Are you interested in quickly learning the basics of the English language? Or do you want to improve your English language skills, learn to use English in a professional setting or perfect your English? Then our Taalcentrum-VU group course in English is just the ticket. We provide English language courses at various levels. The working language of the course is English, making the course suitable for both expats and native speakers of Dutch.

A course consists of 15 sessions of 2 hours per level. The courses can be taken separately or consecutively. Lessons will take place at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the evenings, allowing you to combine this course with your work or studies. We use an interactive teaching method. The course fee includes course materials which you will receive during your first lesson. If you are having doubts about your level of English or which course to register for, please fill in the form below to schedule an intake interview.

Our English language courses:

  • Elementary English A1

    In this course you will learn the basics of English. The focus will be on speaking and listening in order to build your confidence in using English outside of the classroom in everyday situations. Afterwards you can have simple, short conversations in English and read and understand short texts. Level: The course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn the basic skills of English and has no or almost no knowledge of English.
  • Elementary English A2

    In this course the focus will be on speaking and listening in order to build your confidence in using English outside of the classroom in everyday situations. You will learn new useful vocabulary for everyday situations, and how to use basic English grammar to form simple phrases and sentences. The course Elementary English A2 prepares you for the follow-up course Elementary English A2+. Level: This course is intended for adult learners who want to learn a basic level of General English quickly and effectively. It is very suitable for those who have had little previous experience in learning English or who, by self-study, have mastered English at an A1 level.
  • Elementary English A2+

    In this course the focus will be on speaking and listening in order to build your confidence in using English outside of the classroom in everyday situations. At the end of this second part of the course you will have mastered approximately English at the A2 level of the European Framework of Reference for Languages. Level: This course is intended for adult learners who want to learn a basic level of General English quickly and effectively. It is very suitable for anyone who has taken the Elementary English A2 course or who, by self-study, have experience at an A2 level.
  • Intermediate English B1

    In this course you will further develop your knowledge of English at a B1 level. The emphasis is on speaking and listening to increase your confidence in the daily use of English outside the classroom. This course focusses on more detailed vocabulary as well as new English grammar tenses so learners can express themselves better. The course prepares you for the follow-up course Intermediate English B1+. Level: The course is suitable for anyone who has mastered English at an A2 level and is looking to communicate more easily in daily situations.
  • Intermediate English B1+

    English course description: In this course you will perpetuate the skills you learned during the B1 course. You will expand your vocabulary and learn to apply more complex English grammatical rules correctly. You are expected to practice an average of 3 hours a week at home. At the end of this second part of the course you will have mastered English at the B1 level of the European Framework of Reference for Languages. Level:This course is intended for adult learners who have already completed a minimum of 30 hours B1 or similar, or can show a sufficient level of proficiency during intake.
  • Upper Intermediate English B2

    The course consolidates and extends those skills learned at the B1 level, and is suited to those learners who need to extend their vocabulary and gain a better knowledge and confidence in using more complex grammatical structures. The course is ideal for learners wanting to use English at work or in Education, or who wish to spend time living or working in an English-speaking environment. This level is also ideal for those who want to go on to C1 Advanced or those studying for IELTS exams or the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE). The course prepares you for the follow-up course English Upper Intermediate B2+. Level: This course is intended for adult learners who have already completed a minimum of 60 hours B1 or similar, or can show a sufficient level of proficiency during intake.
  • Upper Intermediate English B2+

    In this course you extend your knowledge and skills from a B1+ level to a B2 level. You will also learn to apply more complex English grammar correctly, improve your pronunciation and increase your vocabulary through many speaking exercises. The course is ideal for learners wanting to use English at work or in Education, or who wish to spend time living or working in an English-speaking environment. This level is also ideal for those who want to go on to C1 Advanced or those studying for IELTS exams or the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE). At the end of this second part of the course you will have mastered English at the B2 level of the European Framework of Reference for Languages. Level: This course is intended for adult learners who have already completed a minimum of 30 hours B2 or similar, or can show a sufficient level of proficiency during intake.
  • Advanced English C1

    In this course you extend your knowledge and skills from a B2 level to a C1 level. You will perfect your pronunciation, increase your vocabulary and learn to actively participate in high-level conversations, both private and in a business context. You will understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. You will be able to write about complex subjects in letters, essays, or reports using the appropriate style. The course prepares you for the follow-up course English Advanced C1+. Level: This course is intended for adult learners who have already reached a level of B2 proficiency, have recently completed at least 60 hours of study at Upper Intermediate level, or can demonstrate sufficient skills during intake. The course is ideal for those learners who need to use English professionally or academically.
  • Advanced English C1+

    In this course you will extend your knowledge and skills in English to a C1 level. You will perfect your pronunciation, increase your vocabulary and learn to actively participate in high-level conversations, both private and in a business context. You will understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. You will be able to write about complex subjects in letters, essays, or reports using the appropriate style. At the end of this second part of the course you will have mastered English at the C1 level of the European Framework of Reference for Languages. Level:This course is intended for adult learners who have already completed a minimum of 30 hours C1 or similar, or can show a sufficient level of proficiency during intake. The course is ideal for those learners who need to use English professionally or academically.

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