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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.

Classes take place in the Forum building on the Wageningen University & Research campus.

Course information

Course Day Start End Time
Basic English Wednesday 16-sept 25-nov 10.10 - 11.40

The maximum number of participants per group is 16.

Course material

  • English Unlimited - Elementary self-study pack (workbook + dvd)
    ISBN: 9780521697743
  • Recommended:
    English Grammar in Use, with answers + CD-Rom, Third edition
    ISBN: 9780521189392


If you are taking the course as part of the Wageningen University & Research Language Policy, your skills will be tested in the final class. If you pass the test, you will receive a Wageningen in’to Languages certificate. If you do not pass, you will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance, providing you have attended enough classes.


Regular fee: € 650
WUR employees: € 555 (Excluding course material)

    Prior to registration: placement test

    For Basic English an OOPT score between 0 and 40 is required. You can apply for the online OOPT by emailing us at
    You will then receive an email containing a login code and an explanation of the test. You can take the test when it suits you. We advise you, however, to do so at your earliest opportunity. Tip: Make sure you are able to take the test without being disturbed. The test lasts a maximum of 80 minutes. It is not possible to pause the test and finish it at a later time.
    The test contains a listening component. Please use good headphones or speakers to listen to the audio fragments.

    Test completed? Please send an email to so we can share your results with you. If you have any questions about this test, you can reach us via + 31 (0) 317 48 25 52 or