English Summer Courses

TaalTaal offers quality English courses on several levels. Our groups are small and dynamic, so you will have lots of personal attention and guidance.

The new season starts in the week of 23 July 2018 and consists of 7 lessons of 120 minutes (unless noted otherwise).

It is possible to sign up for a course that is already running. Please take into account about 2.5 hours of self-study next to the regular courses.

Are you interested in signing up? Please use the sign up buttons located under each course description. If you have any questions, you're welcome to call us, send an e-mail or use the contact form.

Want to wait until September? Click here for the English Autumn Course! The autumn season starts in the week of September 17th

Please note: private lessons and intensive courses can be started at any time.

Course overview

week commencing 23 July

English Pre-Intermediate 1 (A2)

€218

Result after the course:  You now have a solid foundation for progressing to CEFR level A2-B1 once you've completed the Pre-Intermediate module.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Tuesday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

English File Pre-Intermediate (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194598651)

week commencing 23 July

English Intermediate 1 (B1)

€218

Result after the course:  You can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation. You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. You can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Tuesday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

English File Intermediate (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194597104)

week commencing 23 July

English Upper-Intermediate 2 (B2)

€218

Result after the course:  You can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. You can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. You can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. You can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. The end level of this course in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference is B2.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Wednesday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs or Thursday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

English File Upper-Intermediate (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194558747)

week commencing 23 July

English Upper-Intermediate 3 (B2+)

€218

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Saturday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

English File Upper-Intermediate (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194558747)

week commencing 23 July

English Conversation A

€218

Description:  The classes aim at improving English speaking skills, including pronunciation. Using role playing games and various exercises, your confidence while speaking English will surely get a boost!

For whom:  Students who are enrolled in one of the Elementary, Pre-Intermediate or Intermediate classes (CEFR levels A2 to B1-B2) or already have an equivalent level.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Tuesday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

week commencing 30 July

English Conversation B

€218

Description:  Like the Conversation A classes, the B version is very suitable for following in conjunction with a regular class. You can also take only the conversation class. There is a bit more emphasis on vocabulary and a little bit of grammar to make sure the sentence structures are all right. This is done from a practical approach.

For whom:  Students who are participating in one of the Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate or Advanced courses (CEFR levels B1-B2 to C1) or already have an equivalent level. In case of Intermediate, you can also choose to participate in the Conversation A group (where you'll be the most advanced student!)

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Wednesday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

week commencing 23 July

Accelerated Intermediate (B1-B2)

€435

Description:  This course encompasses the English Intermediate 1 and 2 courses in one compact course given twice a week.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 7 weeks: Monday and Thursday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

English File Intermediate (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194597104)

week commencing 23 July

English IELTS training (B2)

€425

Description:  During this course you're going to be drilled in each of the four exam parts: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. You will be using real assignments from previous exams. Extra attention will go the the hardest part of the exam, which is Writing. The course is both intensive and effective, to make the most of out it, you have to allocate sufficient time for both the contact hours and homework.

For whom:  Students who already have Upper-Intermediate or higher (CEFR level B2) who need to pass the IELS exam. Usually it's for studying at a college or university in the Netherlands or abroad.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 7 weeks: Monday and Thursday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Cambridge IELTS 12 Academic Student's Book with Answers €30.00

(ISBN: 9781316637821)

Intensive English Course

€975

Description: An intensive course is given privately (for 1 person) and consists of 15 contact hours divided over 1 or 2 weeks, for example 5 consecutive days of 3 hours each. The exact configuration can be discussed with the teacher for best possible results. Please do take into account time needed for self-study and homework.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  flexible

Lesson method: Any lesson method may be used, but as an indication, you can consider one of the following standard books.

English File Beginner (3rd) €40.00

(ISBN: 9780194501835)

English File Elementary (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194598644)

English File Pre-Intermediate (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194598651)

English File Intermediate (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194597104)

English File Upper-Intermediate (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194558747)

English File Advanced (3rd) €55.00

(ISBN: 9780194502399 )

English IELTS training

€975

Description:  This is a special private course (for 1 person) which is aimed at preparing you for the IELTS exam in 10 lessons of each 1,5 hours (15 hours total).

This exam consists of four parts: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. During this course you are going to drill each of the four parts. You practise Speaking in class with the trainer who is going to teach you the right way to answer the questions and give you tips so that you can get a high score at the exam. You do Writing at home using the course book and doing the real assignments from the previous exams. The teacher checks your written answers and provides you with feedback. If you wish, you can practise Listening and Reading at home doing the real tests from the book and spend class time discussing the results.

For whom:  IELTS candidates who are going to sit for the exam. The level of your General English should be minimum Upper-Intermediate (B2).

Frequency, duration, day and time:  flexible

You should register for the exam yourself via the British Council website.

Lesson method: Any lesson method may be used, but as an indication, you can consider one of the following standard books.

Cambridge IELTS 12 Academic Student's Book with Answers €30.00

(ISBN: 9781316637821)

Our Philosophy

* Quality education by experienced teachers * Focus on practical results * Lots of conversation * Excellent return on price + time investment * Excursions with teacher and fellow students (on request) * Accelerated courses available *