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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 April 2024 and consists of 11 lessons of 120 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 and homework 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.

OK Starting September 2023, TaalTaal will offer an upgraded course program with regular lessons of 2 hours each so that you will make progress more quickly at a pace that's still comfortable. If you're an existing student and would like to learn which follow-up class is the best fit for you, please feel free to contact us.

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

Course overview

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

English Beginner NEW 1 (A0-A1)

week commencing 22 April
€318

Description: In this beginners course, you will learn how to introduce yourself in English and engage in simple conversations. Afterwards, you will be able to make simple sentences in English, count until 100 and ask questions on a shop, restaurant or bar.

For whom: Complete beginners without any prior knowledge of English.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Wednesday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs
* Friday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs
* Saturday 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.

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English File Beginner (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194029803)

English Beginner NEW 2 (A1)

week commencing 22 April
€318

Description: In this course, you will learn about the 'present continuous', 'past simple', irregular verbs and prepositions. Afterwards, you will be able to make sentences in the present and past and talk about shopping, clothes, travel and vacations.

For whom: Beginners with some basic knowledge of English.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Wednesday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs
* Wednesday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs
* Saturday 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.

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English File Beginner (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194029803)

English Elementary NEW 1 (A1+)

week commencing 22 April
€318

Description: English Elementary NEW 1 covers the first half of the English File book. Topics include work, hobbies, people, places, and daily routines.

For whom: Students who completed the Beginner courses or have CEFR level A1.

Result after the course: You will have improved your basic skills in forming standard sentences using the present simple, past simple, and present continuous, as well as begin to learn about the future tense when talking about a wide range of topics.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Monday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs
* Tuesday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs (ONLINE)
* Thursday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs
* Saturday between 10:00 and 12:00 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.

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English File Elementary (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194031592)

English Elementary NEW 2 (A1-A2)

week commencing 22 April
€318

Description: This course covers the second half of the English File Book, Chapters 7-12. Topics include arts, culture, the internet, and future plans. This will further increase your speaking skills and reading comprehension.

Result after the course: You will have gained sufficient practice to be confident enough to place orders at restaurants and bars, make reservations by phone and online, make comparisons using a wider range of adjectives to describe people, places, and things.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Monday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs
* Monday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs (ONLINE)
* Thursday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs
* Saturday 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.

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English File Elementary (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194031592)

English Pre-Intermediate NEW 1 (A2)

week commencing 22 April
€318

Description: This course covers the first half of the English File Book, Chapters 1-6. Topics include holidays, personal relationships, lifestyle, and future plans and dreams

Result after the course: You will have gained new skills in forming complex sentences using modal verbs, phrasal verbs and correct word order, further improved pronunciation, and acquired some basic writing skills as well. Your enriched vocabulary will allow you to discuss more abstract concepts, describe emotions, and make predictions about the future.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Tuesday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs
* Wednesday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs (ONLINE)
* Wednesday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs
* Saturday between 9:00 and 11:00 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.

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English File Pre-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194037419)

English Pre-Intermediate NEW 2 (A2-B1)

week commencing 22 April
€318

Description: This course covers the second half of the English File Book, chapters 7-12. Topics include health and anatomy, sports and movement, and phone conversations.

Result after the course: You will have learned to communicate ideas and opinions about prominent figures in history, politics, and popular culture with a marked improvement in fluency, acquiring the ability to use the present perfect tense, the passive voice, reported speech, modals, and quantifiers. Your reading skills will have improved and you begin to think, speak, and write in complex sentences with some ability to paraphrase.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Monday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs
* Tuesday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs
* Wednesday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs
* Thursday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs
* Saturday 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.

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English File Pre-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194037419)

English Intermediate NEW 1 (B1+)

week commencing 22 April
€318

Description: English Intermediate NEW 1 is the first of three parts of our Intermediate course which covers Chapters 1-3 of the English File book. Topics include finances, modern family life, personality, and gender roles.

Result after the course: You will have reinforced your understanding and use of the present simple and continuous tenses, the use of present tenses in future forms, and learned rudimentary use of the present perfect continuous. You will have been introduced to strong adjectives, collocations, and proper adjective + preposition combinations which you can use to express comparisons between people and experiences. Your pronunciation has improved through the practice of short and long vowel sounds and proper sentence stress.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Tuesday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs
* Tuesday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs
* Friday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs (ONLINE)

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.

book

English File Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194035910)

English Intermediate NEW 2 (B1-B2)

week commencing 22 April
€318

Description: English Intermediate NEW 2 is the second part of our Intermediate course which covers Chapters 4-6 of the English File book. Topics include social conventions and ettiquette, superstitions, and romantic relationships.

Result after the course: You will have improved your mastery of the most common regular and irregular verbs in the past participle form, have been introduced to the passive voice. You have learned to use modals of ability and deduction with a clear understanding of their differences. You have continued practicing the present perfect and simple past tenses, choosing appropriately between them to describe experiences, significant people, and their past and present habits.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 10:00 and 12:00 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.

book

English File Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194035910)

English Intermediate NEW 3 (B1-B2+)

week commencing 22 April
€318

Description: English Intermediate NEW 3 is the third and final part of our Intermediate course which covers Chapters 7-10 of the English File book. Topics include money, culture, transportation, psychology, gender

Result after the course: You will have been introduced to the first, second, and third conditionals, future time clauses, and reported speech. Your comprehension of spoken English will have significantly improved, your newly-acquired skills enable you to manage various situations in English-speaking environments, reacting appropriately, discussing topics pertinent to everyday life and personal interests. You are able read longer straightforward texts as well as create organised written texts on more abstract subjects using proper word order, prepositions, and an expanded repertoire of modal verbs, adjectives, and collocations.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Tuesday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs
* Tuesday between 10:00 and 12:00 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.

book

English File Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194035910)

English Upper-Intermediate NEW 1 (B2)

week commencing 22 April
€318

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday 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.

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English File Upper-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194039697)

English Upper-Intermediate NEW 2 (B2+)

week commencing 22 April
€318

Description: English Upper-Intermediate NEW 3 is the last part of our Upper-Intermediate course which covers the final chapters of the English File book, Chapters 5-7. Topics include music, historical events, business and advertising, the media, past regrets and future aspirations.

Result after the course: You will have acquired essential skills for public speaking, and have learned how to organise your thoughts in chunks of information and present them in a logical sequence to effectively convey information. You easily navigate between unreal conditionals, past modals, and future time clauses. Through more complex writing tasks you have learned to write letters using formal and informal styles, construct narratives using time expressions, and present opinions using linking expressions and applying principles of structured and organised writing. More complex listening tasks have improved your comprehension and reinforced correct pronunciation. You will have further honed your reading and writing skills with a broader range of adverbial phrases, collocations, and subordinating conjunctions.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 10:00 and 12:00 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.

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English File Upper-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194039697)

English Advanced NEW 1 (B2-C1)

week commencing 22 April
€318

Description: English Advanced NEW 1 is part 1 of 3 of our Advanced course which covers Chapters 1-3 of the English File book. Topics include conflict and warfare, books and films, personality types, and career choices.

Result after the course: You will have gained a higher level of proficiency that enables you to perform complex tasks related to work and study as well as share opinions on a wide range of topics including literature, cinema, and work-life balance with greater detail. You demonstrate flexibility between formal and informal styles while engaging in academic, business, and professional discourse. Your vocabulary will have been enriched with idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs, and discourse markers which you can comfortably use in written and spoken communication. Advanced listening activities have fine tuned your ability to understand colloquial language, enabling you participate in meaningful social interactions, understand various types of humour, and respond appropriately in English-speaking environments. You will have tackled various types of complex written material that demonstrate proper writing structure and organisation.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Wednesday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs
* Friday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs (ONLINE)
* Friday between 10:00 and 12:00 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.

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English File advanced (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194038355)

English Advanced NEW 2 (B2-C1+)

week commencing 22 April
€318

Description: English Advanced NEW 2 is part 2 of 3 of our Advanced course covers Chapters 4-6 of the English File book. Topics include time, finances, stress and relaxation, long-distance relationships, and life priorities.

Result after the course: Your English proficiency will have further approached native-speaker levels. You have learned to detect implicit meaning, give advice on personal matters, offer solutions to work-related challenges and share nuanced opinions about global problems. You will have learned to add emphasis using inversion, express speculation and deduction using advanced modals, and practice distancing through verbs, adverbs and the passive voice.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Friday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs
* Friday between 10:00 and 12:00 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.

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English File advanced (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194038355)

English Advanced NEW 3 (C1)

week commencing 22 April
€318

Description: English Advanced NEW 2 is the last part of our Advanced course covers Chapters 7-10 of the English File book. Topics include travel and tourism, future plans and arrangements, sense and perception.

Result after the course: Your English proficiency will have reached near-native proficiency and enabling you to function in an English-speaking country with a greater sense of autonomy. You use the complete range of sentence structures, synonyms, advanced gerunds, connectors and cohesive devices with ease and precision in both written and spoken forms of communication. You can easily read lengthy, demanding texts on a wide range of topics, write clear, well-organised, and cohesive texts on complex subjects for various purposes and effectively practice proof-reading and revision. You are able to speak confidently, fluently, and clearly, readily accessing a rich vocabulary for social, academic, and professional contexts.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Thursday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs
* Friday between 12:00 and 14:00 hrs
* Saturday between 10:00 and 12:00 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.

book

English File advanced (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194038355)

Business English/Academic (B2)

week commencing 22 April
€318

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks:

* Thursday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs
* Friday between 18:00 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!)

English Conversation B+

week commencing 22 April
€318

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday 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!)

English Conversation C

week commencing 22 April
€318

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 11 weeks:

* Tuesday between 12:00 and 14:00 hrs
* Wednesday between 20:00 and 22:00 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!)

English Creative Writing (B2)

week commencing 22 April
€238

Description: This course is intended to elevate your level of English through descriptive writing. During the course you will encounter storytelling, vibrant vocabulary to enhance speaking and writing English on a daily basis.

For whom: This course is designed for Advanced students, who have a B2 to C1 level (or higher). If you are in need of a tailor-made course, then this is the course for you.

Result after the course: After the course you will be able to write expressively and descriptively. This is supposed to bring out the writer in you.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 8 weeks: Tuesday between 18:00 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!)

English Pre-Intermediate 2/RUS (A2+)

week commencing 22 April
€238

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Saturday between 16:00 and 17:30 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!)

English Intermediate/RUS

week commencing 22 April
€238

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Saturday 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!)

English IELTS training (B2)

week commencing 22 April
€495

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 18:00 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.

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Cambridge IELTS 12 Academic Student's Book with Answers €35.00

(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.

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English File Beginner (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194029803)

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English File Elementary (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194031592)

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English File Pre-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194037419)

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English File Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194035910)

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English File Upper-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194039697)

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English File advanced (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194038355)

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 *