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Basic English

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 pronunciation
  • Reading and writing basics


This course meets once a week for 10 weeks. Each class is 1.5 hours. Participants should expect to spend 2 to 3 hours on homework each week.


The next course wille start in March 2020.

Start date End date Course day Time
March 3, 2020 May 19, 2020 Tuesday 10.10 - 11.40 hrs

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: € 650
WUR employees: € 555

  • 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