This course is designed for absolute beginners and will give you the basics you need to start using English right away. No English? No problem - our experienced teachers are trained to help and guide you as you begin your journey with us.You will learn about; greetings, nationalities, numbers, calendars, colours, etc, and begin using very simple English from the first lesson to encourage and develop communication skills.

What you want

Absolute Beginners English is an ideal course for those wishing to establish a solid foundation in English. Whether it's for your career, or personal development, a solid foundation is essential for learning any new language.

What you can expect

The course provides 22 contact hours throughout 11 weeks. During this time, we focus on offering a dynamic and student-focused learning environment. These 11 weeks will also allow the learner to immerse themselves with not only the language but also the English culture.

This is achieved by providing the following elements in our courses.

  • vocabulary
  • listening;
  • grammar;
  • speaking;
  • reading & comprehension;
  • In-class activities

At an A1 level you can:

  1. Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases in English.
  2. Introduce yourself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as: where you live, people you know and things you have.
  3. Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

What you get

After successful completion of the course, you can breakthrough to your next language level with a working vocabulary and solid grammar foundation. And to top it off, you get an A1 language proficiency certificate defined by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Course stages

English Absolute Beginner A English Absolute Beginner B English Absolute Beginner C
A0.1 (stage 1) A0.2 (stage 2) A0.3 (stage 3)
11 weeks / 44 hours (2 lessons per week) 11 weeks / 44 hours (2 lessons per week) 11 weeks / 44 hours (2 lessons per week)
€ 525,- € 525,- € 525,-
Course book € 45
*If you re-register directly after your first course you will receive an earlybird discount for the next course / Course books are not included in course price


You can buy these courses after you have visited us to test your level! Click here to create an appointment.

English Absolute Beginner B/C

Start date: 20/01/2020

End date: 09/04/2020



Marco's experience (Cambridge Proficiency, 2019)

Marco's experience (Cambridge Proficiency, 2019)

Marco shares his experience of taking the Cambridge CPE course with us at CBE.

Urbanus's experience (Dutch Beginners 4, 2019)

Urbanus's experience (Dutch Beginners 4, 2019)

Urbanus shares how much he has learned on his Dutch course so far!

CPE evaluation 2015

CPE evaluation 2015

"I've thoroughly enjoyed the evening classes, it was one of the good things in the week. A way of playful learning, with lots of humour. In the mean time I learned to dot the i's and improve my spelling. On top of that there's the idiom, which is great fun. There are so much to discover in this language that I like it even better than before!"