English Pre-Intermediate 1

Course information

The course English Pre-Intermediate 1 is suitable for students with a basic knowledge of reading, writing, speaking and listening in English. You should be familiar with basic grammar such as the simple present and simple past tenses, and be able to provide straightforward information about the present, past and future.

During English Pre-Intermediate 1, you will extend your active vocabulary skills further. This will equip you to take part in conversations with increasing ease, even without preparation (for example, when someone asks you for information or when sales staff talk to you in a shop).

The course covers topics such as work, travel, money and tourism. On completion of English Pre-Intermediate 1, you will be able, for example, to read about a vacancy and apply for the job (write an application letter and CV). You will also be able not only to understand television programmes and online articles about familiar topics, including those given above, but will also have the ability to talk and write about them.

Grammar covered includes the use of the present perfect tense with justalready and yet (I’ve already spent my salary), and the use of the modal auxiliary verbs musthave and can (you must switch off the light).

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 2.


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 2 course at UvA Talen, an assesment will not be necessary.

Course materials

Cambridge English Empower Pre-Intermediate, € 55 (chapter 1-6)
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 09:00 - 11:00 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 09:00 - 11:00 40 620 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 04 Nov 2019 29 Nov 2019 09:00 - 11:00 40 620 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 02 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 09:00 - 12:00 45 620 Enrol NOW!