English Proficiency 1 (C1 -> C1+)

Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
Course Level

Our proficiency course will give you the thorough training you need to express yourself more confidently in English at the highest level. You will cover a wide range of challenging topics and participate in lively, stimulating activities to ensure language development. Grammar revision and self-study are integral components of the course.

During this course, you will: 

  • further expand your vocabulary;
  • increase your high-level conversational skills;
  • develop reading skills;
  • acquire learning strategies;
  • improve pronunciation;
  • perfect your knowledge of grammar;
  • improve your listening skills;
  • improve writing skills;
  • increase your awareness of cultural differences and register.

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. Please keep in mind that it can take up to 5 working days to assess your language level.

Day-to-day programme (PDF)
Course director
Alison Brown

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

Contact hours: 27 

Hours of self study at the institute: 12 

Homework: 11 

Total study load: 50 hours


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

More information


Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
25 July 2022