English Intermediate

Course information

Boost your English with the English Intermediate course. This course helps you if you have an intermediate command of English, but have trouble using the language actively. This could be due to lack of confidence in your English or to a lack of opportunities to use English in your day-to-day activities.

This course focuses primarily on active language use: speaking, listening, conversation and vocabulary. Reading and writing are addressed as well, but to a lesser extent. Speaking correctly requires some grammar, including the formulation of questions and the use of narrative tenses (past simple, past continuous, past perfect) to talk about the past.

The topics addressed in English Intermediate are general, personal or work-related. You will learn to speak about your own experiences (e.g. learning a new language), your work, friendship and family. You will also learn to respond appropriately when someone states an opinion (me too, me neither), to talk about a film or TV series that you have seen and about current topics.

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 Upper 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 Pre-Intermediate 2 course at UvA Talen, an assessment will not be necessary.

Course materials

Cambridge English Empower Intermediate, € 55
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.
This course is also available as a crash course in December.

Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 10 Aug 2020 04 Sep 2020 09:00 - 11:30 50 725 Enrol NOW!
Saturdays 05 Sep 2020 19 Dec 2020 13:00 - 16:00 48 725 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 07 Sep 2020 02 Oct 2020 09:00 - 11:30 50 725 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 05 Oct 2020 30 Oct 2020 09:00 - 11:30 50 725 Enrol NOW!
Tuesdays & Thursdays 06 Oct 2020 10 Dec 2020 19:00 - 21:30 50 725 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 02 Nov 2020 27 Nov 2020 09:00 - 11:30 50 725 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 30 Nov 2020 22 Dec 2020 13:00 - 16:00 51 725 Enrol NOW!