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Monday/Tuesday:14:00 – 19:00 Wednesday: 17:00 – 20:30 Thursday: 10:30 – 16:00

*Friday: by appointment

Phone: 010-282-7820

AUTUMN COURSES

SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2017

Registration: 04 – 07 September 2017 

from 17.30 to 20.00: no appointment needed!

Courses begin from 18 September 2017 and run for 11 weeks

SUMMER COURSES 2017

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English Courses

Our popular English evening courses are aimed at building your confidence and motivation in using English, with a primary focus on getting you to speak English. Lessons are designed to also develop your listening skills, grammar know-how and pronunciation as well as a special focus on writing skills on our Cambridge and academic courses.  As our students come from all over the world, you will also become familiar with different accents which will add to your global understanding of English.

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LEVELS
  • Absolute Beginner 0
  • Elementary Level A
  • Pre-Intermediate Level A2
  • Intermediate Level B1
  • Upper Intermediate Level B2
  • Advanced Level C1
  • Proficiency Level C2
No knowledge of English at all.

This course will start at the very beginning; letters, numbers, greetings, etc. English is spoken from the first lesson to encourage and develop communication skills. The teacher is trained in helping students understand at Absolute Beginners level. 

You can understand and use familiar expressions and very basic phrases aimed at meeting your everyday needs. You can introduce yourself to others and can ask and answer basic questions about where you live, people you know and things you have.

You can interact in a simple way if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

You can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to subjects you are familiar with (for example, very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). You can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

You can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

You can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. You can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. You can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. 

You can describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans

You can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation. You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without problems for either party.

You can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

You can also start preparation for the Cambridge FCE (First Certificate in English) examination when you have B2 level.

You can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. You can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. You can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

It is not obligatory, but if you follow these courses you will be prepared to sit the Cambridge CAE examination, if you wish.

You can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. You can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. 

You can express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning, even in the most complex situation. 

It is not obligatory, but if you follow these courses you will be prepared to sit the Cambridge CPE examination, if you wish.


Cambridge Courses

Throughout the year, Cambridge English organise internationallyrecognised English language examinations here in The Netherlands. Examinations take place over two days at centres in RotterdamDen Haag, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Groningen and Alkmaar. The examinations test all of the language skills – speaking, listening, writing, reading & use of English.

On average, it takes about 1 academic year to be fully prepared for an exam (3 x 11 weeks). However, people have varying experiences of English and can move at different speeds so our teachers will give you a language intake first and advise you from there.

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LEVELS
  • Cambridge First
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • Cambridge Proficiency
  • Exam Information

You can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation. You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without problems for either party. 

You can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without problems for either party. You can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. 

You can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation.

You can understand with ease virtually everything heard or ready. You can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. 

You can express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning, even in the most complex situations.

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Dutch Courses

Getting to know the language of the country you are living in is an exciting and challenging prospect. As with English, our Dutch courses are aimed at building student confidence and motivation in using Dutch, with the main focus on getting you speaking Dutch, not just studying it.

Whether you are planning to stay here for a few months, a few years, or settle here permanently, our Dutch courses will help you build a solid foundation of the language and you are bound to make contacts and meet new friends.

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LEVELS
  • Beginners 1 - > A1
  • Beginners 2 - A1
  • Beginners 3 - > A2
  • Beginners 4 - A2
  • Gevorderden 1 - > B1
  • Gevorderden 2 - B1
  • Gevorderden 3 - >B2
  • Gevorderden 4 B2

No knowledge of Dutch

Beginner 1 courses will start at the very beginning; letters, numbers, greetings, etc. Dutch is spoken from the first lesson to encourage and develop communication skills. The teacher is trained in helping students understand at Absolute Beginners level.

 

You can understand and use familiar expressions and very basic phrases aimed at meeting your everyday needs. You can introduce yourself to others and can ask and answer basic questions about where you live, people you know and things you have. You can interact in a simple way if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

The Beginner 2 course will develop these abilities, introduce new grammar, build your vocabulary and increase your fluency skills.

You can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to subjects you are familiar with (for example, very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

You can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. You can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

The Beginners 3 course will develop these abilities, introduce new grammar, build your vocabulary and increase your fluency skills.

You can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to subjects you are familiar with (for example, very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

You can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine mattersYou can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

The Beginners 4 course will develop these abilities, introduce new grammar, build your vocabulary and increase your fluency skills.

You can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. You can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

The Gevorderden 1 course will develop these abilities, introduce new grammar, build your vocabulary and increase your fluency skills.

You can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. You can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

You can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. You can describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

The Gevorderden 2 course will develop these abilities, introduce new grammar, build your vocabulary and increase your fluency skills.

You start to understand the main ideas of complex text, including discussions in your field of specialisation. You can interact with a cetain degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without problems for either party.

The Gevorderden 3 course will develop these abilities, introduce new grammar, build your vocabulary and increase your fluency skills.

You can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation. You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without problems for either party.

You can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

The Gevorderden 4 course will develop these abilities, introduce new grammar, build your vocabulary and increase your fluency skills.


IELTS

What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test that measures your level of English and gives you a band score based on a scale of 1 (no English) to 9 (expert in English).

The test is taken by people who wish to work or study in a place or country where English is the main language of communication. 

The test is managed by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, British Council, and IDP: IELTS Australia and is an alternative to the TOEFL test. Institutes, colleges and universities (both in The Netherlands and worldwide) accept the academic IELTS as an entrance requirement for non-native-speakers of English and many visa agencies accept the general IELTS as a means to acquiring a VISA for the following countries: Australia, Canada, UK and New Zealand.

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FAQs
  • Where can I take the test?
  • How can I prepare for the test?

This test can be taken in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Eindhoven and you can register for the test with the BLTC in Amsterdam. Click here to register.

 

At CBE we offer a preparation course aimed at improving your IELTS score in all skill areas. Your starting level will determine how long it takes you to reach your required band score. One of our teachers will go through all the options during your initial assessment and work out the best course of action for you.

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