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Grammar & Vocabulary 1

Are you afraid of making mistakes in your written or spoken English? Are you unsure whether your message comes across the right way? Do you often have to search for the right words? This training addresses all these problems and makes sure you can get to work in English with renewed confidence.

Course Level

Grammar & Vocabulary 1: B1/B2 (CEFR).

Contents

Grammar
The following components are covered:

•      Refresh your knowledge and use of the basic tenses (present / past / past and future)

•      Sentence analysis and standard rules for word order

•      Adjectives and adverbs

•      Relative pronouns

•      Phrases starting with ‘if’

•      Plural forms of nouns

•      Punctuation

Vocabulary
People who learn English sometimes worry about their grammar, but not being able to find the right word may also hinder successful communication. The words you choose to use, or choose not to use, can convey more than just ideas. They can have a different meaning, convey an underlying message or opinion, or even change the course of history!

With about 800 new words being added to the English dictionary every year, it is difficult to determine where to start. This course shows you how best to learn new words, recognise new words and their meaning and how you can expand your vocabulary yourself. You create a personal dictionary of useful words to be used in a business context or your private life.

After this course you can register for Grammar & Vocabulary 2.

Approach

The course consists of 10 sessions of 1.5 hours per week. In addition to class hours, you should aim to spend about 2 hours on self-study per week.

Dates and times

The course is offered in March and September. The next course round starts in March 2020.

Start date End date Course Time
March 3, 2020 May 19, 2020 Tuesday 10.40 - 12.10 hrs

Course material

English Vocabulary in Use Upper-Intermediate Book with Answers
ISBN:   9781316631751

This book can be purchased at the Studystore on the WUR campus (Forum building).

The Wageningen in’to Languages Grammar Reader, Level 1 and 2.
This reader is provided in digital form by the teacher.  

Certification

If you take this course as part of WUR’s Language Policy, your skills will be tested during class. If you pass the course you will receive a certificate from Wageningen in’to Languages.

Fees 2019

WUR employees € 555                 

Regular fee: € 650

You can only pay with us by debit or credit card.

Prior to registration: placement test

To guarantee placement in the right course, new course participants are required to come and take a free placement test (Oxford Online Placement Test). To be admitted to the course you must score between 50 and 70. You cannot register for the course without an OOPT score. Make an appointment via the online agenda.

Please note: you cannot deregister online. If you can’t make it to the appointment, please let us know by sending an email to into@wur.nl.