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Basic English (online course)

Would you like to improve your basic speaking and listening skills in English? This course focuses on practical skills but also spends ample time on English culture.

Target groups

Basic English is a course in the context of the Wageningen Language policy. The course is intended for anyone who wants to acquire a solid foundation in English in a short amount of time.

Course level

Basic English: A1-A2 CEFR


The following topics are included in the course:

  • Introducing yourself
  • Providing personal information
  • Explaining yourself to others: asking and answering questions
  • Establishing grammar, vocabulary foundation
  • Practising pronunciation
  • Reading and writing basics


This course runs for 10 sessions. There will be 1 weekly class of 1 hour and 30 minutes. In addition to the sessions, you will be spending 2 to 3 hours on homework each week. The maximum number of participants per group is 9.

Dates and times

The course Basic English is offered annually in March and September.

If you would like to take this course but it is either full or does not list a starting date that suits you, please click here and you will be notified once you can sign up for new dates.

Course materials

English for Everyone Course Book Level 2 Beginner: A Complete Self-Study Programme. ISBN: 9780241252697  |  Druk: 1

After having registered for this course, you will receive additional information about the course materials in due time.


To receive a Wageningen in'to Languages certificate, a minimum attendence of 80% is required.

Fees (excl. course materials)

WUR employees: € 555
Regular fee: € 650

In case you are a WUR employee, please contact your supervisor. If they approve your taking this course in the context of your work at WUR, you can do so free of charge.