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 22 July 2019 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 see the courses starting January 2020? Click here for the English January Course! This season starts in the week of January 20th 2020

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

Course overview

English Beginner 1 (A0-A1)

week commencing 22 July
€218

For whom:  This course is suitable for students, who do not have any level of English.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Monday 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 Beginner (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194029803)

English Elementary 1 (A1)

week commencing 29 July
€218

Result after the course:  You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at satisfying specific needs. You can introduce yourself to 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 speak slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

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 Elementary (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194598644)

English Intermediate 1 (B1)

week commencing 22 July
€218

Result after the course:  You can understand the main ideas of complex texts 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 texts on a wide range of subjects and explain viewpoints on current issues, giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Tuesday 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 Intermediate (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194597104)

English Intermediate 3 (B1-B2)

week commencing 22 July
€218

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Wednesday 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 Intermediate (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194597104)

English Upper-Intermediate 1 (B1-B2+)

week commencing 22 July
€218

Result after the course:  After following this course, you will have completed a number of advanced grammatical topics in English and your level according to the CEFR will be B2.

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 Upper-Intermediate (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194558747)

English Conversation B

week commencing 22 July
€218

Description:  Like the Conversation A classes, the B version is very suitable for following in combination 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 and Upper-Intermediate courses (CEFR levels B1-B2) or already have an equivalent level.

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

English Conversation C

week commencing 22 July
€218

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 do a debate on a certain topic, this course is suitable for you!

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

Accelerated Intermediate (B1-B2)

week commencing 22 July
€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)

English IELTS training (B2)

week commencing 22 July
€435

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 be given to the most difficult part of the exam, which is Writing. The course is both intensive and effective, but to get the most out of it, you will have to allocate sufficient time for both the contact hours and homework.

For whom:  Students who already have an Upper-Intermediate or higher level (CEFR B2) and need to pass the IELTS 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 20:00 and 22:00 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 €35.00

(ISBN: 9781316637821)

English FCE training (B2)

week commencing 22 July
€218

Description:  During this course you're going to be drilled in each of the four exam parts: Listening, Reading (including Use of English), Writing and Speaking. You will be using real assignments from previous exams. Extra attention will be spent on the most difficult parts of the exam, which are Reading, especially the Use of English section and writing, the essay segment. The course is both intensive and effective, to get the most out of it, you will have to allocate sufficient time for both contact hours and homework.

For whom:  Students at Secondary/High School, who have an Upper-Intermediate (CEFR B2) level and need do this exam for school purposes. This exam can also be done by individuals who would like to attain a Cambridge certificate, seeing it has a lifetime validity.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Monday 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.

Cambridge English First 2 Student's Book €26.00

(ISBN: 9781316503577)

English CAE training

week commencing 22 July
€315

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Friday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs

English CPE training

week commencing 22 July
€315

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Friday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs

Kids' Course English

week commencing 8 July
€135

Description:  Looking for a fun, educational English summer course for your child/children? Come to TaalTaal! Here pre-schoolers and primary school children can become acquainted with the first principles of English in a playful way. They will be singing, dancing, playing games, and learning English all at the same time! The lessons are focused on the development of speech, musical hearing, reading skills (for the slightly older children), sensory perception (working with different tactile materials), logic, fantasy, memory, social and communicative skills.

For whom:  Kids from 4 to 6 years.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 4 weeks: Monday and Thursday between 15:00 and 16:00 hrs

There is an extra block starting July 29th. You can let us know in the comment field when you enroll which block you prefer.

Kids' Course English 2

week commencing 8 July
€135

Description:  Looking for a fun, educational English summer course for your child/children? Come to TaalTaal! Here pre-schoolers and primary school children can become acquainted with the first principles of English in a playful way. They will be singing, dancing, playing games, and learning English all at the same time! The lessons are focused on the development of speech, musical hearing, reading skills (for the slightly older children), sensory perception (working with different tactile materials), logic, fantasy, memory, social and communicative skills.

For whom:  Kids of 6 to 9 years who can read already.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 4 weeks: Monday and Thursday between 16:00 and 17:00 hrs

There is an extra block starting July 29th. You can let us know in the comment field when you enroll which block you prefer.

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: 9780194598576)

English File Intermediate (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194597104)

English File Upper-Intermediate (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194558747)

English File Advanced (3rd) €48.00

(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 €35.00

(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 *