English Proficiency 2 (C1+ -> C2)

Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
Course Level

Do you want to reach near native-speaker level English? Do you wish to express yourself effortlessly and creatively in English in a wide variety of situations and be aware of cultural issues and adapt your register to formal and informal situations? This high-level course offers you the extensive practice in writing, speaking, listening and reading that you need to reach C2 level. Your trainer will monitor your progress, give you regular feedback on your performance, and share tips on how to further improve.

During this high-level 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.

This course is suitable for people who have reached CEFR level C1+. 

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 C2.

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
08 August 2022