English Advanced 1 (B2 → B2+)

Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
Course Level

Are you looking for an in-depth, high-level course to improve your English language skills? Our Advanced course will help you to develop your language skills so that you can communicate more effectively and confidently in a wide range of work and study situations. Our interactive teaching will improve your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. We will use vocabulary work, personal feedback, and grammar revision to ensure that you achieve your learning goals and conversation. Speaking practice will be a part of every class, offering you a chance to boost your fluency and to get to know your classmates too!

During the course you will:

  • expand your vocabulary.
  • increase general conversational skills.
  • develop reading skills.
  • acquire learning skills.
  • improve pronunciation.
  • increase knowledge of grammar.
  • improve listening skills.
  • improve writing skills.

Registration information: registration closes four weeks before the start of the course. This course is suitable for people who have reached CEFR level B2. To check your level, you will need to take the Babel placement test. This test consists of two parts: multiple choice questions and writing tasks. A teacher will assess your language skills. On the basis of your test result, you will be advised on a suitable course. If you have taken the placement test and your level matches, Babel will accept your application and you will receive an invoice.

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Course director
Erick van den Bercken

Aim of the course

This course aims to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and learn self-study strategies. The course aim is to reach level B2+.

Study load

Total study load: 50 hours

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


Course fee:
Fee covers
Course + course materials
Housing fee:
Housing cost
Housing provider:
Utrecht Summer School

Contact details


Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
01 July 2023