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English Skills Lab 2: Academic Grammar & Vocabulary intermediate course

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.

Target group

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.

Course level

English Skills Lab 2: B2 and up

Course content

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.

After completing English Lab Skills 2, you may also be interested in Academic Writing, English Speaking & Pronunciation or English Presenting & Performance.


    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 January, April and October. The next course starts in April 2020.

    Course material

    Participants will have access to Brightspace, 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.


    BSc/MSc WUR students €60
    WUR Employees €250
    Regular fee €275

    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 You cannot cancel the appointment online.

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