English Upper Intermediate 1 (B1 -> B1+)

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Course fee (excl. housing)
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Would you like to speak better English and communicate more easily? Do you feel a little bit ‘rusty’ when it comes to English? If so, this course will help you on your way! Our interactive, friendly classes will help you to work on all your language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). There will be plenty of time for lively class discussions, vocabulary work, personal feedback, grammar revision and sharing your ideas.

This course is suitable for those who already have a basic knowledge of English. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on understanding and producing spoken and written English.

During this course, you will: 

  • expand your vocabulary;
  • increase general conversational skills;
  • practise reading and listening comprehension; 
  • improve pronunciation;
  • review and practise grammar;
  • role-play a variety of situations
  • improve your writing skills with teacher feedback

This course is suitable for people who have reached CEFR level B1.  

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. 

Course director
Alison Brown

Aim of the course

This course aims to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, expand your vocabulary and develop your self-study strategies. The course aim is to reach level B1+.

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

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Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
27 June 2022