Basic English

Do you have little knowledge of English and do you want to acquire a solid foundation? For example, to use on holiday or to talk to international colleagues? Then this course is exactly what you need. You learn the basic English skills required to hold an informal conversation and to read and write simple texts.

Target group

Everyone that has little knowledge of English and wants to acquire a solid foundation in a short time.

Course level

A1-A2 (CEFR)

Course content

The beginner course is focussed on practical skills. You learn English using everyday situations. The following topics are covered:

Admission requirements

To take this course you need an Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) score between 0-40. You can apply for the online OOPT by emailing us at

What is the Oxford Online Placement Test?

Dates and times

This course is offered annually in March and October.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.


You follow the course at our location: Campus Wageningen University & Research.

Number of meetings

10 sessions of 1.5 hours per week.


2 to 3 hours per week.

Course materials

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


You will receive a certificate from Wageningen in’to Languages if you attend at least 80% of the lessons.


WUR employees The costs can be borne by the department/Sciences Group where you work. Read more about this.
WUR employees €660
Regular fee €786,50

The course price does not include course materials.