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Advanced Speaking Skills - Summer course

Do you have a good command of English but would like to speak even more fluently? This is your chance. Advanced Speaking Skills offers you the opportunity to practise under the guidance of a native speaker!

Level

Advanced Speaking Skills: C1-C2 (CEFR)

Course contents

Each session has a specific theme. These may range from discussing current affairs based on a thought-provoking column to talking through a case study. The themes of each class are partially determined by the students on the course, thus creating a course that caters to student’s need’s.

The course covers the following themes:

  • Effective vocabulary recording and learning techniques
  • The world of work: discussing your work and professional experience
  • Developing an argument and the use of persuasive language
  • Debating/presenting/defending an argument
  • Discussing your future plans and making predictions
  • Discussing current affairs 
  • Using vague language
  • Tactful and diplomatic language
  • The importance of vocabulary and tone   
  • Socialising and telling anecdotes   
  • Idioms and expressions  
  • The idiosyncrasies of English

    Planning

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

    Dates and times

    Start date End date Days Time
    8 July 19 July Monday, Wednesday and Friday 13:30 - 16:30 hrs
    Course dates
    Monday 8 July
    Wednesday 10 July
    Friday 12 July
    Monday 15 July
    Wednesday 17 July
    Friday 19 July

    Course material

    • 21st Century Communication 4
      ISBN: 9781305955479

      Certification

      If you follow the course as part of the Wageningen University & Research Language Policy, your skills will be tested in class. If you pass the course, you will receive a certificate from Wageningen in’to Languages. If you do not pass, you will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance, providing you have attended enough classes.

      Fees

      Fees for employees € 525
      Regular fee € 580
      • 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 of at least 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 E: into@wur.nl.