Professional English Skills (B2 → C1)

Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
Course Level

Do you need (or want) to use English for professional purposes, and find that sometimes you miss some of the language skills needed to show what you know in the workplace? If so, this course may be a good fit for you. We will look at key professional skills such as discussions, interviews, meetings, and professional writing (emails and longer texts), as well as workplace culture in international business settings.

During the course, you will:

  • expand your professional vocabulary
  • improve professional speaking skills
  • acquire self-study skills
  • improve your pronunciation
  • increase your knowledge of grammar
  • improve your presentation and meeting skills
  • improve your professional writing skills

This course is suitable for those who have already reached at least level B2 (CEF). 

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

At the end of this course you will have gained more knowledge of professional English. You will have practised your own business language skills and received structured feedback to help you improve and excel in English.

Study load

Contact hours: 15

Hours of self study at the institute: 10 

Homework: 10

Total study load: 35 hours



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

More information


Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
01 August 2022