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Grammar & Vocabulary 2 (online course)

Are you afraid of making mistakes in your written or spoken English? Are you unsure whether your message comes across the right way? Do you often have to search for the right words? This training addresses all these problems and makes sure you can get to work in English with renewed confidence.

This course is a follow-up course for Grammar & Vocabulary 1, but is also suitable to be taken as a standalone course.

Course Level

Grammar & Vocabulary 2: B2/C1 (CEFR)


The following components are covered:

•      Review and expansion of knowledge about active and passive language use

•      Modals

•      Use of gerunds and infinitives

•      Word order in complex sentences

•      Adjectives and adverbs

•      Relative clauses

•      Conditional clauses

•      Punctuation

People who learn English sometimes worry about their grammar, but not being able to find the right word may also hinder successful communication. The words you choose to use, or choose not to use, can convey more than just ideas. They can have a different meaning, convey an underlying message or opinion, or even change the course of history!

With about 800 new words being added to the English dictionary every year, it is difficult to determine where to start. This course shows you how best to learn new words, recognise new words and their meaning and how you can expand your vocabulary yourself. You create a personal dictionary of useful words to be used in a business context or your private life.


The course consists of 10 sessions of 1.5 hours per week. In addition to class hours, you should aim to spend about 2 hours on self-study per week. The maximum number of participants per group is 9.

Dates and times

The course is offered in March and September. The next round of courses will be offered in March 2021.

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Course material

English Vocabulary in Use Upper-Intermediate Book with Answers
ISBN: 9781316631751

This book can be purchased at the Studystore on the WUR campus (Forum building).

The Wageningen in’to Languages Grammar Reader, Level 1 and 2.
This reader is provided in digital form by the teacher.


If you take this course as part of WUR’s Language Policy, your skills will be tested during class. If you pass the course you will receive a certificate from Wageningen in’to Languages.


WUR employees € 555 (Excluding course material)                 

Regular fee: € 650 (Excluding course material)

Prior to registration: placement test

For Grammar & Vocabulary 2 an OOPT score of at least 70 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