English Advanced 2 (B2+ → C1)

Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
Course Level

Would you like to express yourself more fluently in English at a high level? Do you sometimes find yourself searching for an expression or phrase to capture exactly what you want to say? This course will give you the tools to boost your confidence in English and reach C1 level. In this course, you will take part in a wide variety of activities designed to practise your fluency, expand your vocabulary, improve your grammar and perfect your pronunciation. Self-study is also an integral component of the course.

During this course, you will work on achieving a C1 level. You will:

  • expand your vocabulary.
  • increase general conversational skills.
  • develop reading skills.
  • acquire effective learning strategies.
  • 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.

English Advanced 2 (B2+ -_ C1)_0.pdf
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 C1.

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
14 July 2023