English Skills Lab: Academic Grammar & Vocabulary (online)

Do you ever have trouble with English grammar? Does your message not always come across clearly because you cannot come up with the right words in conversation or an academic text? In the English Skills Lab you will learn the grammar and vocabulary that you need to write more complex academic texts in English.

Target group

English Skills Lab is aimed at bachelor’s and master’s students who want to further develop their academic grammar and vocabulary.

Course level

B2-C1 and up (CEFR)

Course content

In this course you will learn to correctly apply the rules of English grammar and vocabulary. You will work on:

It is based on your practice: what questions do you encounter often? You will have ample opportunity to ask questions and practice during the class.

Admission requirements

To take this course you need an Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) score between 50 - 90. You can apply for the online OOPT by emailing us at

What is an Oxford Online Placement Test?

Dates and times

Day Start date End date Time
Monday 30 September 2024 2 December 2024 19:30-21:15 hrs.

View the full schedule here.

This course is offered annually in February, April/May 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.


You follow the course entirely online using the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace.

Number of meetings

8 online classes of 1 hour and 45 minutes per week.


2 to 3 hours per week.

Course materials

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


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

After completing this course, you may also be interested in English Speaking & Pronunciation.


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

The course price does not include course materials.