English Upper Intermediate 2

Course information

The language course English Upper Intermediate 2 is suitable for students with reasonably advanced knowledge of English. For example, you should be able to participate in a conversation without much difficulty and be able to easily read news reports, articles and blog entries.

This course focuses on reading, writing, speaking and listening. Grammar and vocabulary are also addressed as components of these skills.

After this course, you will be able to speak easily and freely about a variety of topics. You will understand nearly all of what is discussed in an informal conversation, and you will be able to state your opinion, for example on financial matters or moral dilemmas, with ease. You will also be able to start a fluent conversation about your field of work.

During English Upper Intermediate 2, you will learn to read and understand texts on diverse topics with ease. When reading something about an unfamiliar topic (for example technical or academic), you will be able to use an online translation program or dictionary to understand the main points. You will also learn how to write a structured essay, travel blog, formal email or review.

The grammar covered in this course includes the composition of more complex sentences using passive forms (those languages are spoken) and causative structures (I’m getting my hair cut).

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 Advanced 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 Upper Intermediate 1 course at UvA Talen, an assessment will not be necessary.

Course materials

Cambridge English Empower Upper Intermediate, € 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 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
Tuesdays & Thursdays 14 Jul 2020 17 Sep 2020 19:00 - 21:00 40 620 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 10 Aug 2020 04 Sep 2020 09:00 - 11:00 40 620 Enrol NOW!
Saturdays 05 Sep 2020 28 Nov 2020 13:00 - 16:00 39 620 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 07 Sep 2020 02 Oct 2020 09:00 - 11:00 40 620 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 05 Oct 2020 30 Oct 2020 09:00 - 11:00 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 09:00 - 11:00 40 620 Enrol NOW!
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri 30 Nov 2020 18 Dec 2020 09:00 - 12:00 45 620 Enrol NOW!