Cambridge English Proficiency (C1 → C1+) early August

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Would you like to communicate in English at a high level without effort, with international friends or work relations? Our advanced level Cambridge English Proficiency C1+ course helps you train the necessary skills and knowledge to express yourself accurately and without effort. In small classes of up to 16 students with a qualified teacher you will advance in your learning quickly and effectively. 

By the end of this course you have further improved your English language skills. Aside from the essential grammar and vocabulary work, expect lots of roleplays and engaging group discussions on a variety of complex topics. 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;
  • have conversations at a high level; 
  • read and comprehend complex texts; 
  • improve your listening skills;
  • acquire smart learning strategies;
  • perfect your pronunciation;
  • further improve your grammar;
  • improve your writing skills;
  • gain insight into cultural differences and the subtleties of English language.

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 students who have reached level C1. The course is a good preparation for the Cambridge Proficiency C2 course. 

    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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    Course + course materials

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    Application deadline: 
    Registration deadline
    01 June 2021