English Cambridge Advanced blended

Level: Intermediate (B1/B2)

We will use a great variety of exercises and classroom activities to work on all your language skills. This C1 level course will also provide you with information you need for passing the Cambridge Advanced exam. This course offers one class session and one self study module per week.

This course is also offered on location. Read more under the Practical tab.

 

COVID-19: From the first of July onwards, several courses will be taught again at our teaching locations. This will be clearly specified on the course page. The other courses will be taught online in our virtual classroom.

Classroom course

€405,00

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Virtual classroom

€350,00

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Starting from 9 July 2020

+ 3 more dates

About this course

Cusus Cambridge blended

We will use a great variety of exercises and classroom activities to work on all your language skills. This C1 level course will also provide you with information you need for passing the Cambridge Advanced exam.

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Learning goals

This English Cambridge Advanced course is aimed at those who wish to achieve level C1. You can start with level B2+. In addition, this course will help you to prepare sufficiently for the Cambridge Advanced exam. The course focuses on:

  • Increasing your general conversational skills: using idioms in everyday conversations; talking about reason, results and purpose; practicing the language of persuasion
  • Expanding your vocabulary: learn more travel idioms, language to express opinions; academic language; talking about research and reporting on results
  • Improving your pronunciation: receive feedback on your spoken production
  • Increasing your knowledge of grammar: practice using structures to help you hypothesise, review complex sentences, adverbial clauses and inversion
  • Developing your reading skills and acquiring self-study skills;
  • Improving your listening skills: understand more complex discussions where multiple speakers are involved
  • Honing your writing skills: writing short reports, essays, proposals; explore formal and persuasive writing

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Method

  • Every week consists of two modules, one module is offered as a class session at Babel and one module as self study. For both weekly modules you will be working with the Cambridge Objective Advanced book and the online learning environment.
  • You can order the course book required on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your book to the first session.
  • The focus in the class sessions is on practical exercises with an emphasis on cooperative work and task-based activities. Grammar revision and vocabulary work are covered in class and in the self-study modules. In these self-study modules you will also be offered additional videos, audio and screencasts. Prior to each class session, the related self-study module should be completed.

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Time investment

This English Cambridge Advanced course consists of 9 class sessions at Babel in Utrecht and 9 self study modules of at least two hours per week. In addition, we recommend you to prepare properly for each class session.

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Practical

  • The language of instruction is English.
  • You will be working with the Cambridge Objective Advanced book, which you can order on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your book to the first session. Active participation is expected  in the course sessions.
  • Prior to each class session, the related self-study module should be completed.
  • The course also includes 2-3 hours of weekly homework assignments. You will receive a certificate of participation if you attend at least 8 meetings and complete 8 self-study modules.
  • 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.
  • This course will be offered on-location at our teaching centre in Utrecht. To guarantee 1.5 metre distance between students, the classes will take place in small groups with a maximum of 8 participants. Due to this small group size, the teacher will be able to give you extra personal attention. Click here for course dates and prices and to enrol for this on-location course. Please make sure that you enrol for the course that is listed as being ‘location Utrecht Nieuwegracht’, because this course is also taught in the virtual classroom.

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Schedule

  • Starting date: 9 July 2020 (Virtual Classroom)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Thursday9 July 202018:0019:45
    Thursday16 July 202018:0019:45
    Thursday23 July 202018:0019:45
    Thursday30 July 202018:0019:45
    Thursday6 August 202018:0019:45
    Thursday13 August 202018:0019:45
    Thursday20 August 202018:0019:45
    Thursday27 August 202018:0019:45
    Thursday10 September 202018:0019:45

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  • Starting date: 9 July 2020 (Utrecht)
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    Thursday9 July 202018:1520:00
    Thursday16 July 202018:1520:00
    Thursday23 July 202018:1520:00
    Thursday30 July 202018:1520:00
    Thursday6 August 202018:1520:00
    Thursday13 August 202018:1520:00
    Thursday20 August 202018:1520:00
    Thursday27 August 202018:1520:00
    Thursday10 September 202018:1520:00

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  • Starting date: 7 September 2020 (Utrecht)
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    Monday7 September 202018:0019:45
    Monday14 September 202018:0019:45
    Monday21 September 202018:0019:45
    Monday28 September 202018:0019:45
    Monday5 October 202018:0019:45
    Monday12 October 202018:0019:45
    Monday19 October 202018:0019:45
    Monday26 October 202018:0019:45
    Monday2 November 202018:0019:45

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  • Starting date: 19 November 2020 (Utrecht)
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    Thursday19 November 202020:0021:45
    Thursday26 November 202020:0021:45
    Thursday3 December 202020:0021:45
    Thursday10 December 202020:0021:45
    Thursday17 December 202020:0021:45
    Thursday7 January 202120:0021:45
    Thursday14 January 202120:0021:45
    Thursday21 January 202120:0021:45
    Thursday28 January 202120:0021:45

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