English level 1+

Level: Beginner (0/A2)

Do you need to develop your English for work or for your studies? And are you already a little bit familiar with English? Then the course English level 1+ is the right fit for you!

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Starting from 7 September 2020

+ 2 more dates

Virtual classroom

€ 165,00

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Starting from 10 September 2020

About the English level 1+ course

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Conversation practice about everyday topics will increase your vocabulary and fluency. Grammar revision will make you more confident about your accuracy in using English. This level 1+ course will provide students with the knowledge they need for level 2.

The course focuses on:

  • increasing knowledge of grammar;
  • expanding you vocabulary;
  • increasing general conversational skills;
  • developing reading skills;
  • improving pronunciation;
  • improving listening skills;
  • developing writing skills;

This course is the right choice for beginners that already have some basic knowledge about the English language.

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Learning goals

The English level 1+ course is aimed to those who wish to achieve level A2 in a short period of time.

This course is relevant when you have an A1 CEF-score for the components: language structures, writing and self-assessment. The course aims to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and you will learn self-study strategies.

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During the course the focus is on speaking and practical, hands-on exercises using task-based activities. Grammar revision and vocabulary work are done in class and on a self-study basis.

You will be working with the book Cambridge English Empower Elementary. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.

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Time Investment

This English level 1+ course consists of 9 sessions at Babel in Utrecht. The advised self-study load is 2-3 hours a week.

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  • The languages of instruction is English.
  • You will be working with the book Cambridge English Empower Elementary. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.
  • Active participation is required during the course meetings and ample time for self-study, preferably spread out evenly over the week. You will receive a certificate of participation if you attend at least 8 meetings.
  • 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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  • Starting date: 7 September 2020 (Utrecht)
    Monday7 September 202018:4520:15
    Monday14 September 202018:4520:15
    Monday21 September 202018:4520:15
    Monday28 September 202018:4520:15
    Monday5 October 202018:4520:15
    Monday12 October 202018:4520:15
    Monday19 October 202018:4520:15
    Monday26 October 202018:4520:15
    Monday2 November 202018:4520:15

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  • Starting date: 10 September 2020 (Virtual Classroom)
    Thursday10 September 202020:1521:45
    Thursday17 September 202020:1521:45
    Thursday24 September 202020:1521:45
    Thursday1 October 202020:1521:45
    Thursday8 October 202020:1521:45
    Thursday15 October 202020:1521:45
    Thursday22 October 202020:1521:45
    Thursday29 October 202020:1521:45
    Thursday5 November 202020:1521:45

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  • Starting date: 16 November 2020 (Utrecht)
    Monday16 November 202019:0020:30
    Monday23 November 202019:0020:30
    Monday30 November 202019:0020:30
    Monday7 December 202019:0020:30
    Monday14 December 202019:0020:30
    Monday4 January 202119:0020:30
    Monday11 January 202119:0020:30
    Monday18 January 202119:0020:30
    Monday25 January 202119:0020:30

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  • Starting date: 11 February 2021 (Utrecht)
    Thursday11 February 202119:0020:30
    Thursday18 February 202119:0020:30
    Thursday25 February 202119:0020:30
    Thursday4 March 202119:0020:30
    Thursday11 March 202119:0020:30
    Thursday18 March 202119:0020:30
    Thursday25 March 202119:0020:30
    Thursday1 April 202119:0020:30
    Thursday8 April 202119:0020:30

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