English Elementary 2

Course information

Students must have some knowledge of English to take the course English Elementary 2. You have to be able, for example, to arrange an appointment with someone in writing or orally, and to form sentences using the present simple and past simple tenses.

During English Elementary 2, you will learn to talk about things that happened in the past, for example a trip you took. You will also learn how to write a structured email about your holiday plans or about a film or television series you have seen.

On completion of this course, you will be able to make yourself understood in English when on holiday: for example asking for tourist information, checking into a hotel and asking the way. You will be able to read simple texts, including personal blogs on lifestyle, food and sport,  as well as being able to understand videos on these topics.

Grammar covered in English Elementary 2 includes the use of various present tenses (present continuous and present perfect). You will learn how to talk about the future using sentences with going to, and how to give advice using should and shouldn’t (you should visit your mother more often).

If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate showing the level you have attained and you will be able to continue to English Pre-Intermediate 1.


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 Elementary 1 course at UvA Talen, an assessment will not be necessary.

Course materials

Cambridge English Empower Elementary, € 55 (chapter 7-12)
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 can also be taken as an intensive summer course.

Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 10 Aug 2020 04 Sep 2020 13:30 - 15:30 40 620 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 07 Sep 2020 02 Oct 2020 13:30 - 15:30 40 620 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 05 Oct 2020 30 Oct 2020 13:30 - 15:30 40 620 Enrol NOW!
Tuesdays & Thursdays 06 Oct 2020 10 Dec 2020 19:00 - 21:00 40 620 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 02 Nov 2020 27 Nov 2020 13:30 - 15:30 40 620 Enrol NOW!