Cambridge English First (B1 → B2) - August - Track

Organizing institution
Babel Taleninstituut - Babel Language Institute
Course code
L12
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 850
Level
Bachelor
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Would you like to improve your English language skills for study or work and be able to communicate more effectively in English with people from countries all over the world in different settings?  Then this follow-up course is the right course for you, You will practise all language skills using authentic and up-to-date English covering topics such as computer games, travel, sport, family, technology and inventions. Grammar and revision vocabulary development as well as lively classroom discussions on a broad range of issues are an integral part of the course. 

The course focuses on developing a variety of skills and strategies. To aid language growth in all four areas (especially when producing the language in the form of written and spoken English), grammar and vocabulary will be highlighted throughout the length of the course. Trainers will encourage students to develop learning strategies which help them to improve their language skills during their self-study time as well as when they simply hear or read new words. As a result of this focus, trainers will promote the benefits of submerging oneself in the target language. The course will likewise offer a range of entertaining reading and listening exercises to help students to enhance these skills both as classwork and homework. Moreover, students can expect to take part in a variety of speaking activities in order to stimulate conversations suitable to both formal and informal situations. This active use of English will help build confidence and, as the trainer monitors discussion, improve pronunciation. To complement their training in productive skills, students will also be given a variety of writing activities to complete and will receive regular feedback on them. 

This course is suitable for people who have reached CEFR level B1.  You are required to do a placement test developed by Babel. This test consists of two parts: multiple choice and writing. A teacher will assess your language skills. On the basis of your test result you will get an advice about which course is suitable for you.  Please note that it can take up to 5 working days until your language level is assessed. In case you have already completed the placement test we kindly ask for your patience, the Babel Service Desk will review your application within a few days. 

Course director

Marc Gebuis

Course aim

This course aims to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), expand your vocabulary and learn self-study strategies. The course’s end goal is for you to reach level B2.

Study load

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

Costs

Fee:
€ 850
Housing fee:
€ 650

Housing through:

  • Utrecht Summer School

More information

Babel Language Institute | English courses Utrecht | T: +31 (0)30 227 0008 | E: info@babel.nl

Registration

Application deadline: 01 May 2020