English Upper Intermediate 2 (B1+ - B2)

Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
Course Level

Do you want to raise your level of English to B2? Then this course is the right one for you. You will practise all language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening) using authentic and up-to-date materials and discussing a wide range of topics. In this course you will participate in active training in grammar and vocabulary development as well as lively classroom discussions. Your trainer will give you regular feedback and advice on how you can improve.

The course focuses on:

  • expanding your vocabulary;
  • increasing general conversational skills;
  • developing reading skills;
  • acquiring learning strategies;
  • improving pronunciation;
  • increasing knowledge of grammar;
  • improving listening skills;
  • improving writing skills.

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.

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 develop your self-study strategies. The course aim is to reach level B2.

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
11 July 2022