English Cambridge Advanced

Level: Intermediate (B1/B2), Advanced (C1/C2)

The course English Cambridge Advanced is suitable for advanced learners of English who wish to further improve their fluency in speaking and writing English.

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

Are you curious what it is like to attend language classes in our virtual classroom? Watch our demo and take a (online) tour in our virtual classroom.

Classroom course

€455,00

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Starting from 10 September 2020

+ 2 more dates

Virtual classroom

€ 395,00

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Starting from 10 September 2020

+ 7 more dates

About the English Cambridge Advanced course

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 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

The focus in the course 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 on a self-study basis.

You will be working with the Cambridge Objective Advanced book. You can order this book required on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your book to the first session.

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Time Investment

This English Cambridge Advanced course consists of 18 sessions of 1 hour 45 minutes at Babel in Utrecht. The recommended self-study load is 2-3 hours per 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.
  • The course also includes 2-3 hours of weekly homework assignments. You will receive a certificate of participation if you attend at least 14 meetings.
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount.
  • 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: 10 September 2020 (Virtual Classroom)
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    Thursday10 September 202018:0019:45
    Thursday17 September 202018:0019:45
    Thursday24 September 202018:0019:45
    Thursday1 October 202018:0019:45
    Thursday8 October 202018:0019:45
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    Thursday29 October 202018:0019:45
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    Thursday26 November 202018:0019:45
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    Thursday10 December 202018:0019:45
    Thursday17 December 202018:0019:45
    Thursday7 January 202118:0019:45
    Thursday14 January 202118:0019:45
    Thursday21 January 202118:0019:45
    Thursday28 January 202118:0019:45

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  • Starting date: 10 September 2020 (Eindhoven)
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    Thursday17 December 202018:0019:45
    Thursday7 January 202118:0019:45
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    Thursday28 January 202118:0019:45

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  • Starting date: 10 September 2020 (Rotterdam)
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  • Starting date: 10 September 2020 (Utrecht)
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    Thursday17 September 202018:1520:00
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    Thursday1 October 202018:1520:00
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    Thursday29 October 202018:1520:00
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    Thursday26 November 202018:1520:00
    Thursday3 December 202018:1520:00
    Thursday10 December 202018:1520:00
    Thursday17 December 202018:1520:00
    Thursday7 January 202118:1520:00
    Thursday14 January 202118:1520:00
    Thursday21 January 202118:1520:00
    Thursday28 January 202118:1520:00

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  • Starting date: 16 November 2020 (Utrecht)
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    Monday16 November 202020:1522:00
    Wednesday18 November 202020:1522:00
    Monday23 November 202020:1522:00
    Wednesday25 November 202020:1522:00
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    Wednesday2 December 202020:1522:00
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    Wednesday27 January 202120:1522:00

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  • Starting date: 17 November 2020 (Virtual Classroom)
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    Tuesday17 November 202020:0021:45
    Thursday19 November 202020:0021:45
    Tuesday24 November 202020:0021:45
    Thursday26 November 202020:0021:45
    Tuesday1 December 202020:0021:45
    Thursday3 December 202020:0021:45
    Tuesday8 December 202020:0021:45
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    Tuesday5 January 202120:0021:45
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    Tuesday19 January 202120:0021:45
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  • Starting date: 17 November 2020 (Eindhoven)
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  • Starting date: 17 November 2020 (Eindhoven)
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  • Starting date: 17 November 2020 (Rotterdam)
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    Tuesday24 November 202009:0010:45
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  • Starting date: 17 November 2020 (Rotterdam)
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  • Starting date: 19 November 2020 (Utrecht)
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    Thursday26 November 202015:4517:30
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