English Pre-Intermediate 2

Course information

The level of the course English Pre-Intermediate 2 means that students should have a comprehensive basic knowledge of reading, writing, speaking and listening in English. For example, you have to be able to hold short unprepared conversations about everyday topics and to write structured and clear emails.

During English Pre-Intermediate 2, you will learn to express your opinions and feelings. These can be on art, music, literature or sport, but may also be about ethical issues or something close to your heart. You will learn to formulate both positive and negative responses, and to write both formal and informal apologies.

On completion of this course, you will be able to write items including blog posts about something you have achieved or done, using linkers (at firstsoonin the end). You will be able to recognise the conclusions drawn in online reviews and give the arguments on which they are based.

Grammar covered includes conditionals (if the weather is good, we’ll go to the park) and the use of the passive (are sold, was built).

Boost your English after English Pre-Intermediate 2

After English Pre-Intermediate 2, you can progress to English Upper Intermediate 1. If you feel that your active English-language skills could use a boost, for example if you lack confidence when speaking in English, then after completing English Pre-Intermediate 2 you could also choose to take the Everyday English course.

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 Pre-Intermediate 1 course at UvA Talen, an assesment will not be necessary.

Course materials

Cambridge English Empower Pre-Intermediate, € 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 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!