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Basic English - Summer 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.

Target groups

Basic English is a course for Wageningen University & Research Language Policy and is for all employees who want to quickly acquire a solid foundation in English. The course is also open to external participants.

Course level

Basic English: A1/A2 CEFR

Course content

The course covers the following topics:

  • Providing personal information
  • Explaining yourself to others: asking and answering questions
  • Establishing a grammar and vocabulary foundation
  • Practising pronounciation
  • Reading and writing basics


This course meets three times a week for 2 weeks. Each class is 3 hours. Participants should expect to spend 12 hours on homework each week.


Start date End date Day Time
8 July 19 July Monday, Wednesday and Friday 09:30 - 12:30 hrs
Course dates
Monday 8 July
Wednesday 10 July
Friday 12 July
Monday 15 July
Wednesday 17 July
Friday 19 July

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: € 580
WUR employees: € 525

  • Excluding course material
  • We only accept payment by debit or credit card

Prior to registration: placement test

New course participants are obliged to take the free Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) to ensure that they are placed in the right course. Basic English requires an OOPT score between 0 and 40. Please note: registration cannot be confirmed without a placement test result. Arrange an OOPT appointment through our online calendar.

Please note that it is not possible to cancel your appointment online. If you cannot attend your appointment, please contact us:

T: +31 (0)317 48 25 52