Do you sometimes have difficulty accurately using more advanced English grammar in your academic studies? Would you like to develop the academic vocabulary you need to perform well in all your academic activities? This course equips students to operate effectively in English during their academic journey. It provides you with advanced skills to enable you to more accurately use the key aspects of English grammar and vocabulary that you need at the university level.
Classes take place on the campus of Wageningen University & Research, in the Forum building.
English Skills Lab 2 is for Bachelor’s and Master’s students looking to further develop their academic grammar and vocabulary or for anyone who completed English Skills Lab 1 and would like to continue improving their English.
English Skills Lab 2: B2 and up
Each session will focus on specific language areas – both grammar and vocabulary – and will offer ample opportunity to practise and gain confidence in the accurate use of that language within the session. The course expects students to complete language assignments during self-study, thus freeing up more class time for questions, feedback and practice.
- Grammar covered: A brief review and practice of past, present and future tenses. Review and practice using the passive form, modals, conditionals and reported speech.
- Vocabulary covered: Academic vocabulary required in all fields - cause and effect, argumentation, prepositions, connection, hedging and academic word development.
This course consists of one class a week for 8 weeks. Each class is 1 hour and 45 minutes. You should expect to spend 2 to 3 hours on homework each week.
Dates and times
The course English Skills Lab 2 is offered annually in October, February, and May.
|Group||Start date||End date||Day||Time|
|Group A||1 October||3 December||Monday||19.30-21.15 hrs|
|Group B||4 October||6 December||Thursday||17.30-19.15 hrs|
Participants will have access to Blackboard, where all the required materials will be available.
Certification and exam
To receive a Wageningen in'to Languages certificate, a minimum attendance of 80% is required. A diagnostic test is optional. This costs €25.
|BSc/MSc WUR students||€60|
Prior to registration: placement test
All our English courses require a placement test. English Skills Lab 2 requires an OOPT score of 70 or higher. Arrange an OOPT appointment through our online calendar. If you cannot attend your appointment, please call us at +31 (0) 317 48 25 52 or email us at email@example.com. You cannot cancel the appointment online.