Cambridge English First (B1 → B2) - Track

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Do you want to communicate in English easily in a social or professional environment? Our Cambridge English First course will help you train all the necessary language skills, and improve your fluency and use of authentic, modern English. In addition to the essential grammar and vocabulary work, you will practise your conversational skills and your comprehension of written and spoken English. In small classes of up to 16 international students with a qualified trainer, you’ll feel supported and motivated to achieve your language learning goals.

This course will help you feel more confident when communicating in English in almost any situation. We’ll use practical exercises to build your vocabulary and train your grammar, while engaging classroom discussions on a variety of topics will improve your fluency and use of authentic English. 

This course will help you:

  • expand your vocabulary;
  • review and improve your grammar;
  • improve your comprehension of written and spoken English;
  • develop your writing skills;
  • train your conversational skills;
  • speak with confidence in almost any situation;
  • improve your pronunciation;
  • acquire smart self-study strategies.

In the unfortunate event we cannot offer the course on location, a virtual classroom setting will be available for language courses. Check the course description for more information. 

Course director

Alison Brown

Target audience

This course corresponds with level B2, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), and is suitable for students who have reached level B1. An English language proficiency test, consisting of multiple choice questions and writing assignments, must be completed in advance to determine your level. A teacher will assess your language skills and give personal advice about the most appropriate English course. Please keep in mind it can take up to 5 working days to assess your level.

Course aim

This course aims to improve your English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, expand your vocabulary and help you acquire smart self-study strategies. The course aim is to reach level B2.

Study load

Contact hours: 54; Hours of self study at the institute: 24; Homework: 22; Total study load: 100 hours.


Course fee:
Housing fee:

Housing through:

  • Utrecht Summer School

More information

Babel Language Institute | English courses Utrecht | T: +31 (0)30 227 0008 | E:  


Application deadline: 01 May 2021

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