Cambridge English Advanced (B2+ → C1) mid August

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Are you looking for an international English language qualification for work or an academic course? Or would you simply like to communicate in English at a higher level and be more fluent? This follow-up Advanced Cambridge English C1 course will provide you with the tools to boost your confidence in English and reach the required level for the Cambridge Advanced Exam. In small groups of up to 16 students with a qualified teacher, you will progress quickly and effectively. 

During this course, you will work on improving your English up to C1 level and to prepare for the Cambridge Advanced Exam. We’ll use a wide variety of exercises to practise your fluency, expand your vocabulary, improve your grammar and perfect your pronunciation. Self-study is also an integral part of the course and can be done at the institute, which is situated in a beautiful building in the centre of Utrecht. We encourage you to explore this beautiful part of the Netherlands in your free time and to practise your English with your classmates. 

This course will help you: 

  • expand your vocabulary;
  • review and improve your grammar;
  • improve your comprehension of written and spoken English;
  • develop your writing skills;
  • train your conversational skills;
  • speak with confidence in almost any situation;
  • improve your pronunciation;
  • prepare for the Cambridge Advanced Examination; 
  • acquire smart self-study strategies.

This course will be offered in a virtual classroom setting. Check the course description for more information.

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Course director
Alison Brown

Target audience

This course corresponds with level C1, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), and is suitable for people who have reached CEFR level B2+.

An English language proficiency test, consisting of multiple choice questions and writing assignments, must be completed in advance to determine your level. A teacher will assess your language skills and give personal advice about the most appropriate English course. Please keep in mind it can take up to 5 working days to assess your level.

Aim of the course

This course aims to further improve your English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, expand your vocabulary and help you acquire smart self-study strategies. The aim of the course is to reach level C1.

Study load

Total study load: 50 hours

  • Contact hours: 27 
  • Hours of self study at the institute: 12 
  • Homework: 11 


Course fee:
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Extra application information

We would like to thank you for your application for an English summer course at the Utrecht Summer School. Before we can proceed with the registration process however, we would like to invite you to complete our online entry test. The test assesses your current English language level and allows us to place you in the course appropriate to that level. Please complete the test WITHIN TWO WEEKS.

Click on this link to start the test. 

Please indicate in which Summer School course you plan to take part. 

Within one week of completing the test you will receive the final score. We will then accept you if you have enrolled at the correct level. If not, we will notify you with our recommendation. 

If you have a question concerning your results, or about the course in general, please contact Babel directly. You can call us at +31302270008 or send an email to

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Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
12 August 2021