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Engels - English

The English department offers a wide variety of courses, suitable for both Dutch and non-Dutch students, as practically all courses are taught in English only.

Walk-in consultation hour
Every Monday there is a walk-in consultation hour from 5.45-6.45 p.m., from October 1st 2018 onwards until May 2019, except during the school holidays; or otherwise by telephone via the office 020-5451424. An oral assessment is strongly recommended.

Saturday 6 April Open Day from 14.00-16.30 hrs.
Our teachers will be there for intake and information.

English, Conversation Pre-Intermediate

This course is for students at a Pre-Intermediate level who wish to improve their listening and speaking skills and build up their vocabulary to deal effectively with everyday situations. For the fluency courses an oral assessment is strongly recommended. The classes will be carried out in a relaxing and non-stressful atmosphere.

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Wednesday May 15, 2019
8 lessons of 2 hrs start time 19:00 (click here for a full list of session dates and times per session)
Price: € 170,00
Tutor: Ms. S. (Susie) van Bergeijk-Galloway
Book: Oxford Word Skills, Basic (click here for more information)
19:00 - 21:00
Location: Volksuniversiteit Amstelland (click here for address details)
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English, Conversation Intermediate
English, Conversation Intermediate
Course number: 671627

This course is for students at an Intermediate level who wish to improve their listening and speaking skills. A variety of topics will be discussed and text will be handed out for further discussion. For the fluency courses an oral assessment is strongly recommended. The classes will be carried out in a relaxing and non-stressful atmosphere.

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Tuesday May 14, 2019
8 lessons of 2 hrs start time 19:00 (click here for a full list of session dates and times per session)
Price: € 170,00
Tutor: Ms. S. (Susie) van Bergeijk-Galloway
Book: Oxford Word Skills, Intermediate (with CD-ROM) (click here for more information)
19:00 - 21:00
Location: Volksuniversiteit Amstelland (click here for address details)
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English, Conversation Upper-Intermediate

A conversation class for students at an Upper-Intermediate or Cambridge First Certificate level or above who wish to improve their communication skills. The aim is to give students the opportunity to speak and to develop fluency by practising their listening skills, increasing their vocabulary and entering into discussions on various subjects. For the fluency courses an oral assessment is strongly recommended. The classes will be carried out in a relaxing and non-stressful atmosphere.

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Tuesday May 14, 2019
8 lessons of 2 hrs start time 10:00 (click here for a full list of session dates and times per session)
Price: € 170,00
Tutor: Ms. S. (Susie) van Bergeijk-Galloway
Book: Oxford Word Skills, Advanced (with CD-ROM) (click here for more information)
10:00 - 12:00
Location: Volksuniversiteit Amstelland (click here for address details)
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English, Writing course (B1-C1)
English, Writing course (B1-C1)
Course number: 672636

For students with an Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate or Advanced level. The course will help you to build up your texts properly and to use the correct grammatical structures, style, vocabulary and punctuation. You will have to write e-mails, business letters, short essays, articles and reports. Your written tasks will be discussed during class because you can learn a lot from each other. We will spend two weeks on each writing task to make sure you will have ample practice.

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Thursday April 11, 2019
10 lessons of 2 hrs start time 19:30 (click here for a full list of session dates and times per session)
Price: € 260,00
Tutor: Ms. D. (Deborah) Knight
Book: Cambridge English Skills, Real Writing 3 with answers (click here for more information)
19:30 - 21:30
Location: Volksuniversiteit Amstelland (click here for address details)
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English, Grammar workshop (B1-C1)
English, Grammar workshop (B1-C1)
Course number: 679026

For students with a Lower to Upper-Intermediate level. The aim is to point out some of the more common mistakes that people make when they speak or write in English. You will be provided with a clear set of rules covering basic grammar (past, present, future forms) and some of the more complex structures widely in use (passive and if-sentences). After each set of grammar rules presented time will be available to actually practise these in spoken English with the other students. Lunch is included in the course fee.

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Saturday May 18, 2019
1 workshop of 4 hrs start time 10:00 (click here for a full list of session dates and times per session)
Price: € 57,00
Tutor: Ms. drs. M.D. (Marianne) Hendriksen
No books required.
10:00 - 14:00
Location: Volksuniversiteit Amstelland (click here for address details)
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