English Advanced 2

Course information

English Advanced 2 is intended for students with an advanced knowledge of English. For example, you should possess a broad, active vocabulary (academic, professional and private) and be familiar with complex grammar.

The course focuses on reading and listening, but primarily on expanding your vocabulary and on active speaking and writing (including making proposals and stating your opinion). This could be in a presentation, a debate, or in writing a job-application letter or promotional material. In the process, you will learn to use persuasive language (highly trained, core values etc.) to reinforce your argumentation.

By the end of English Advanced 2, you will be able to get along in a variety of situations, even if you are not prepared or if you are talking about an unfamiliar topic, and you will be able to suit your language to the situation (formal and informal).

The grammar addressed during this course is highly advanced. You will learn to use cleft sentences (what bores me is, the main thing is), ellipsis and substitution to make a text more legible.

If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate showing the level you have attained.


The intake procedure for this course comprises: intake interview, online test

After you have registered for this course, we will invite you for an assessment to determine your level. We recommend that you enrol at least two weeks before the start of the course. If you enrol later than this, we cannot guarantee there will be time for the intake procedure.

If you have completed the English Advanced 1 course at UvA Talen, an assesment will not be necessary.

Course materials

Cambridge English Empower Advanced, € 55 (chapter 6-10)
The course material is not included in the course price. If you buy the books via UvA Talen, you will receive them from the teacher during the first lesson.

Schedule and registration

This course is also available as a crash course in December.

Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 09 Sep 2019 04 Oct 2019 11:15 - 13:15 40 620 Enrol NOW!
Tuesdays & Thursdays 01 Oct 2019 05 Dec 2019 19:00 - 21:00 40 620 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 07 Oct 2019 01 Nov 2019 11:15 - 13:15 40 620 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 04 Nov 2019 29 Nov 2019 11:15 - 13:15 40 620 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 02 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 13:00 - 16:00 45 620 Enrol NOW!