English 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 22 January 2018 and consists of 11 lessons of 90 minutes.

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.

You are welcome to also come to the informal sessions every Thursday evening under the new All-You-Can-Talk program. Practise your English to the point of perfection!

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.

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

Course overview

Be sure to also attend the informal practise sessions! Make your course even more effective! (more information)

week commencing 22 January

English Beginner 1 (A0-A1)

€238

For whom:  This course is suitable for students who do not speak any level of English yet and would like to get all explanations in Dutch.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Thursday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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

English File Beginner (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194501835)

week commencing 22 January

English Beginner 2 (A1)

€238

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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

English File Beginner (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194501835)

week commencing 22 January

English Beginner 3 (A1)

€238

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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

English File Beginner (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194501835)

week commencing 22 January

English Elementary 1 (A1)

€238

Result after the course:  You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. You can introduce yourself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have. You can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Wednesday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs or Monday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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

English File Elementary (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194598644)

week commencing 22 January

English Elementary 2 (A1+)

€238

Result after the course:  You can better understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. You know several ways to introduce yourself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Wednesday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs or Friday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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

English File Elementary (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194598644)

week commencing 22 January

English Elementary 3 (A1-A2)

€238

Result after the course:  You know several ways to introduce yourself and others and can ask and answer You can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Wednesday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs or Tuesday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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

English File Elementary (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194598644)

week commencing 22 January

English Pre-Intermediate 1 (A2)

€238

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 11 weeks: Monday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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 22 January

English Pre-Intermediate 2 (A2-B1)

€238

Result after the course:  You can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). You can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. You can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. The end level of this course in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference is A2/B1.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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

New English File Pre-Intermediate Tekstboek €36.00

(ISBN: 9780194384339)

week commencing 22 January

English Pre-Intermediate 3 (A2-B1)

€238

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Friday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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 22 January

English Intermediate 1 (B1)

€238

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 11 weeks: Tuesday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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 22 January

English Intermediate 2 (B1-B2)

€238

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.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Wednesday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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 22 January

English Intermediate 3 (B1-B2)

€238

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Saturday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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 22 January

English Upper-Intermediate 1 (B1-B2+)

€238

Result after the course:  After the course, you will have completed a number of advanced grammatical topics in English and your level according to the Common European Framework of Reference will approach B2.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs or Wednesday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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 22 January

English Upper-Intermediate 2 (B2)

€238

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 11 weeks: Tuesday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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 22 January

English Upper-Intermediate 3 (B2+)

€238

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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 22 January

English Advanced 1 (B2-C1)

€238

Result after the course:  Your grasp of the English language approaches that of a native speaker, both in written and spoken form. Once you have completed the next module English Advanced 2, you will have obtained CEFR level C1.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs or Saturday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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

English File Advanced (3rd) €55.00

(ISBN: 9780194502399 )

week commencing 22 January

English Advanced 2 (B2-C1+)

€238

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.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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

English File Advanced (3rd) €55.00

(ISBN: 9780194502399 )

week commencing 22 January

English Advanced 3 (C1)

€238

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday between 12:00 and 13:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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

English File Advanced (3rd) €55.00

(ISBN: 9780194502399 )

week commencing 22 January

English Advanced 4 (C1)

€238

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Thursday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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

New English File Advanced Student's Book €50.00

(ISBN: 9780194594585)

week commencing 22 January

Business English (B2)

€238

Description:  This course aims at improving applied English in a professional environment, building upon your current knowledge and skills. You will learn a range of practical skills including writing English business letters, have phone conversations and give presentations. Attention will also be given to pronunciation and enhancing your confidence when speaking to e.g. English-speaking clients.

For whom:  Professionals who need English in a business setting and are already somewhat proficient in English.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Thursday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

week commencing 22 January

English Conversation A

€238

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 11 weeks: Wednesday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

week commencing 22 January

English Conversation B

€238

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 8 weeks: Tuesday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs or Tuesday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

week commencing 22 January

English Conversation C

€238

Description:  This course is fantastic for those who wish to speak English at the highest level. The course is very suitable for trying out different techniques and there is lots of room for your own input. So if you want to give a presentation or debate a certain topic, this course is the place for you!

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Thursday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

week commencing 22 January

English Elementary 1/RUS (A1+)

€275

Description:  Курс английского языка в Гааге. Данный курс английского языка предназначен для русскоговорящих студентов, которые совсем немного говорят на английском языке. Особенностью данного курса является то, что всё объяснение ведётся на русском языке. Вам не нужно владеть голландским языком, чтобы записаться на данный курс.

For whom:  Russian speaking students who wish to get all explanations in Russian.

Result after the course:  По окончании данного курса Вы сможете разговаривать на английском языке на простые, знакомые Вам темы. Вы сможете общаться на английском языке, при условии, что Ваш собеседник говорит медленно и готов Вам помочь. Вы научитесь представляться на английском, рассказыть о себе и своей семье и друзьях, говорить о том, что у Вас есть.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Friday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Учебник не входит в стоимость курса, Вам следует приобрести его самостоятельно, например, на сайтах bol.com и intertaal.com. Учебник может быть использован для нескольких курсов.

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

English File Elementary (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194598644)

week commencing 22 January

Accelerated Elementary (A1-A2)

€435

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

For whom:  Excellent course for those who want a fast-paced course and improve their English skills together with other serious fellow students.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 7 weeks: Monday and Thursday between 14:00 and 16:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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

English File Elementary (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194598644)

week commencing 22 January

Accelerated Pre-Intermediate 1 (A2-B1)

€435

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 7 weeks: Monday and Thursday between 12:00 and 14:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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 22 January

Accelerated Pre-Intermediate 2 (A2)

€435

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 7 weeks: Monday and Thursday between 13:00 and 15:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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 22 January

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: Tuesday and Friday between 12:00 and 14:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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 22 January

Accelerated Upper-Intermediate (B2)

€435

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 7 weeks: Tuesday and Friday between 13:00 and 15:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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 22 January

Accelerated Advanced (C1)

€435

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 7 weeks: Monday and Thursday between 14:00 and 16:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

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

English File Advanced (3rd) €55.00

(ISBN: 9780194502399 )

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) €48.00

(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.

Ielts Practice Tests Plus 2 €35.00

(ISBN: 9781405833127)

Improve Your IELTS Writing Skills €40.00

(ISBN: ISBN: 9780230009448)

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 *