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Introduction to Practical English

Would you like to improve your speaking and listening skills in English? This course is particularly suitable as preparation for work, studies or an internship abroad.

The focus of the course is on practical skills, but ample attention is also given to English culture.

Classes take place on the Wageningen UR Campus, in the Forum building.

Target group

Introduction to Practical English is for anyone who wants to acquire a solid foundation in English in a short amount of time.

End level

Introduction to Practical English: A2 (CEFR)


The following topics are included in the course:

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


This course runs for 13 classes. There will be 1 weekly class of 1 hour and 45 minutes. In addition to the classes, you will be spending 2 to 3 hours on homework each week.

Dates and times

The course is offered twice a year; in March and October.

Course material

  • English Unlimited, Elementary self-study pack (workbook+dvd)
    ISBN: 9780521697743

Aanbevolen (niet verplicht):

  • Essential Grammar in Use, with answers + CD-Rom, fourth edition (Raymond Murphy)
    ISBN: 9780521169714

These books are available at the WUR-shop on the Wageningen UR campus, in the Forum building.


You receive a Wageningen in’to Languages certificate upon completion of the course.

Fees (excluding course material)  

Students € 90
WUR Employees € 400
Regular fee € 450

Prior to registration: placement test

To make sure everyone is placed in the right course, new course participants are obliged to take the free Oxford Online Placement Test. This particular course requires a score between 20 and 40. Please note: registration cannot be confirmed without a placement test result. Arrange an appointment through our online calendar.

Please note that it is not possible to withdraw your subscription online. If you are unable to attend your appointment please let us know by phone (+31 317 48 25 52) or send an e-mail to