"I can say and understand a few words in English"

What you want

Elementary 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 in the language while having fun!

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

Courses English Elementary A English Elementary B English Elementary C
A1.1 (stage 1) A1.2 (stage 2) A1.3 (stage 3)
Once-a-week 11 weeks / 22 hours (lessons once a week) 11 weeks / 22 hours (lessons once a week) 11 weeks / 22 hours (lessons once a week)
€ 285,- *€ 285,- *€ 285,-
*If you re-register directly after your first course you will receive an earlybird discount on 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 Elementary B

Start date: 20/01/2020

End date: 06/04/2020


English Elementary C

Start date: 20/04/2020

End date: 06/07/2020



Michel, English student 2018

Michel, English student 2018

"At CBE languages they have a team of very skilled and helpful teachers that resulted in me passing for my English C2-level exam"

Shaf & Maaike's experience (Cambridge Proficiency, 2019)

Shaf & Maaike's experience (Cambridge Proficiency, 2019)

Teacher and student sharing some of their thoughts on CBE.

Amanda, Dutch student 2017

Amanda, Dutch student 2017

"Attended Dutch lessons here - welcoming, friendly environment with professional teachers. Made some great friends and recommend this language school over any other in Rotterdam!"