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English Skills Lab 2: Academic Grammar & Vocabulary intermediate course (online)

Do you sometimes have difficulty accurately using more advanced English grammar in your academic studies? Would you like to develop the academic vocabulary you need to perform well in all your academic activities? This online course equips students to operate effectively in English during their academic journey. It provides you with advanced skills to enable you to more accurately use the key aspects of English grammar and vocabulary that you need at the university level.

This course is taught entirely online using the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace.

Target group

English Skills Lab 2 is for Bachelor’s and Master’s students looking to further develop their academic grammar and vocabulary or for anyone who completed English Skills Lab 1 and would like to continue improving their English. The maximum number of participants per group is 16.

Course level

English Skills Lab 2: B2 and up

Course content

Each session will focus on specific language areas – both grammar and vocabulary – and will offer ample opportunity to practise and gain confidence in the accurate use of that language within the session. The course expects students to complete language assignments during self-study, thus freeing up more class time for questions, feedback and practice.

  • Grammar covered: A brief review and practice of past, present and future tenses. Review and practice using the passive form, modals, conditionals and reported speech.
  • Vocabulary covered: Academic vocabulary required in all fields - cause and effect, argumentation, prepositions, connection, hedging and academic word development.

After completing English Lab Skills 2, you may also be interested in Academic Writing, English Speaking & Pronunciation or English Presenting & Performance.


This course includes 8 online classes, one per week. Each class is 1 hour and 45 minutes. You should expect to spend 2 to 3 hours on homework each week.

Dates and times

Day Start date End date Time
Thursday 30 September 2 December 19:30-21:15 hrs

View the full schedule here.

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 material

Participants will have access to Brightspace, where all the required materials will be available.

Certification and exam

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


BSc/MSc WUR students €60
WUR Employees €250
Regular fee €275