English Pre-Intermediate (A2)

Level: Beginner (0/A2)

This course will help you with the basics of English. Maybe you understand a lot more than you can say. Maybe you know some words, but cannot put them into sentences, or feel scared when you have to speak them out. This course will help you to overcome your fears and teach you what you need to use English in your daily life!

€ 445,00

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Starting from 7 September 2021

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About the course

This course is for students who are at level A1. This means that you probably do not speak English very often, although you understand words and phrases. You can read some simple English around you, but you want to learn more.

Our teachers will help you to learn how to use English to communicate with the people around you, and will teach you the basics of the language, taking you to level A2.

You will learn how to:

  • Introduce yourself and talk about your hobbies, family, life and plans
  • Handle practical, real world situations like shopping, booking a hotel room, or making friends on a holiday
  • Describe the world around you (events, places, people)
  • Use the correct verb forms to talk about the present, future and past

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Learning goals

  • By the end of this course, you will feel more confident using English. You will know how to form good, clear sentences to communicate about practical situations. You’ll be able to talk more easily to people.
  • Maybe watching Netflix will be a bit easier too! You will recognise more English words around you, and understand some of the main verb forms. Your vocabulary will increase.
  • After this course, if you want to go further, you can join our B1 course (Intermediate). Your teacher will help you to decide if that is right for you.

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Method

All Babel’s courses are taught by highly-qualified, professional teachers and are interactive, fun, and focused on students’ needs. This means we:

  • Are flexible to what a group needs
  • Ask for your feedback on how the lessons are going, and respond to what you tell us
  • Use high-quality materials
  • Do a lot of speaking activities, in small groups and as a whole group
  • Teach grammar and vocabulary in a way that connects them to real life use
  • Encourage students to learn outside the classroom too

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Time investment

  • This course consists of 18 classes of 1hr45 minutes. Alongside this, you will need to do some homework and preparation for your lessons. You should expect to spend at least 2 hours a week on this.
  • However, the more time you give to learning, the more you will benefit. There are lots of exercises to practise at home. There are lots of websites where you can read more English texts, and lots of ways to listen to more English. Your teacher will show you these, and you can decide for yourself how much you want to do.

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Practical

  • The language of instruction is English.
  • You will be working with a book. You can order this book on our special book page. Please ensure you have your book ready for the first session.
  • If you are learning online, you can order the e-book version of the student book. You can do this here.
  • You will receive a certificate of participation if you follow at least 80% of the classes.
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.

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Schedule

  • Starting date: 7 September 2021
    DayDateStartEnd
    Tuesday7 September 202118:0019:45
    Tuesday14 September 202118:0019:45
    Tuesday21 September 202118:0019:45
    Tuesday28 September 202118:0019:45
    Tuesday5 October 202118:0019:45
    Tuesday12 October 202118:0019:45
    Tuesday19 October 202118:0019:45
    Tuesday26 October 202118:0019:45
    Tuesday2 November 202118:0019:45
    Tuesday9 November 202118:0019:45
    Tuesday16 November 202118:0019:45
    Tuesday23 November 202118:0019:45
    Tuesday30 November 202118:0019:45
    Tuesday7 December 202118:0019:45
    Tuesday14 December 202118:0019:45
    Tuesday4 January 202218:0019:45
    Tuesday11 January 202218:0019:45
    Tuesday18 January 202218:0019:45

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  • Starting date: 17 November 2021
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    Wednesday17 November 202120:0021:45
    Monday22 November 202120:0021:45
    Wednesday24 November 202120:0021:45
    Monday29 November 202120:0021:45
    Wednesday1 December 202120:0021:45
    Monday6 December 202120:0021:45
    Wednesday8 December 202120:0021:45
    Monday13 December 202120:0021:45
    Wednesday15 December 202120:0021:45
    Monday20 December 202120:0021:45
    Wednesday22 December 202120:0021:45
    Monday3 January 202220:0021:45
    Wednesday5 January 202220:0021:45
    Monday10 January 202220:0021:45
    Wednesday12 January 202220:0021:45
    Monday17 January 202220:0021:45
    Wednesday19 January 202220:0021:45
    Monday24 January 202220:0021:45

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