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 19 July 2021 and consists of 7 lessons of 120 minutes (unless noted otherwise).

Prefer to wait until the September Season that starts in the week of September 20th 2021? (in-person and online available)
Click here for the English Autumn Course!

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.

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

Course overview

English Beginner 1 (A0+)

week commencing 19 July
€218

Description:  English Beginner 1 is the first part of our basic English course. The complete course consists of 3 parts. You will learn how to introduce yourself in English. How to describe your family and the use of the verb 'to be' will also be discussed.

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

Result after the course:  You are able to have short conversations in English.You are able to count to 100 and will be able to place orders in a shop, restaurant, or bar.

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

Advice for new students: If you want to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

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

English File Beginner (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194029803)

English Beginner 2 (A0-A1)

week commencing 19 July
€218

Description:  English Beginner 2 is the second part of our basic English course. The complete course consists of 3 parts. During this course you will learn a.g. the 'present simple', word order and the verb 'can/can't'.

For whom:  Beginners with some knowledge of English or students who have already followed the Beginner 1 course.

Result after the course:  You know how to make questions and you are able to talk about food and drinks, work, sports and other activities.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Friday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs or Saturday between 12:00 and 14:00 hrs

Advice for new students: If you want to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

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

English File Beginner (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194029803)

English Beginner 3 (A1)

week commencing 19 July
€218

Description:  English Beginner 3 is the third part of our basic English course. The complete course consists of 3 parts. During this course you will learn a.g. the 'present continuous',the 'past simple', irregular verbs and prepositions.

For whom:  Beginners with some knowledge of English or students who have already followed the Beginner 2 course.

Result after the course:  You know how to make sentences in the past and present and you are able to talk about shopping and clothes and about travelling and holidays. At the and of this course you have reached CEFR level A1+ and you can continue with our English Elementary course ( CEFR level A2).

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Friday between 11:00 and 13:00 hrs

Advice for new students: If you want to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

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

English File Beginner (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194029803)

English Elementary 1 (A1)

week commencing 19 July
€218

Description:  English Elementary 1 is the first part of our Elementary English course. The complete course consists of 3 parts. Some themes are introducing yourself and how to describe your family and friends.

For whom:  This course is meant for students with some knowledge of English or students who have already followed our Beginner 3 course.

Result after the course:  You know how to introduce yourself, how to use standard sentences and how to talk about daily routines, habits and hobbies.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Monday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs or Saturday between 12:00 and 14:00 hrs or Saturday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs

If you would like to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

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

English File Elementary (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194031592)

English Elementary 2 (A1+)

week commencing 19 July
€218

Description:  English Elementary 2 is the second part of our Elementary English course. The complete course consists of 3 parts. Some themes are travelling, shopping and arts.

For whom:  This course is meant for students with some knowledge of English or students who have already finished our Elementary 1 course.

Result after the course:  You know how to talk about other countries, shopping and clothes. You are also able to ask for or give directions. You are capable of making simple sentences in present and past tenses.

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

If you would like to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

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

English File Elementary (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194031592)

English Pre-Intermediate 1 (A2)

week commencing 19 July
€218

Description:  English Pre-Intermediate 1 is the first part of our Pre-Intermediate English course. The complete course consists of 3 parts. Some themes are holidays, about family and future plans and dreams.

For whom:  This course is meant for students with a sound basic knowledge (A1-A2) of the English language or for students who have already followed our Elementary 3 course.

Result after the course:  You are able to talk about future plans using the future tense. You can also make more complex sentences about family relationships. Word order and prepositions of time and place have also been discussed extensively.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Monday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs or Thursday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs or Saturday between 9:30 and 11:30 hrs (ONLINE)

If you would like to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

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

English File Pre-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194037419)

English Pre-Intermediate 2 (A2-B1)

week commencing 19 July
€218

Description:  English Pre-Intermediate 2 is the second part of our English Pre-Intermediate course. The complete course consists of 3 parts. Some themes are personal relationships, lifestyle and different moods.

For whom:  This course is meant for students with a sound basic knowledge (A2) of the English language or for students who have already followed our Pre-Intermediate 1 course.

Result after the course:  You can compare lifestyle topics. You are able to talk about people in the relationship sphere using modal verbs and verbs with fixed prepositions. You can also write a short story about predictions using the verbs 'should' and 'will'.

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

If you would like to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

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

English File Pre-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194037419)

English Pre-Intermediate 3 (A2-B1)

week commencing 19 July
€218

Description:  English Pre-Intermediate 3 is the third and last part of our Pre-Intermediate course. The complete course consists of three parts. Some themes are biographies, inventions and gossip.

For whom:  This course is meant for students with a sound basic knowledge (A2) of the English language or for students who have already followed our Pre-Intermediate 2 course.

Result after the course:  You will be able to talk about important people in history using a passive or active tense. You will also be able to discuss certain inventions using conditionals. You will be able to talk extensively in a casual or unconstrained way about famous people. After you have finished this course you will have obtained a CEFR level B1 and you can then follow our English Intermediate 1 course.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Wednesday between 16:00 and 18:00 hrs or Saturday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs

If you would like to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

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

English File Pre-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194037419)

English Pre-Intermediate 4 (A2-B1)

week commencing 19 July
€218

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Wednesday between 20:00 and 22:00 hrs (ONLINE)

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

English File Pre-Intermediate (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194598576)

English Intermediate 2 (B1+)

week commencing 19 July
€218

Description:  English Intermediate 2 is the second part of our English Intermediate courses. The complete course consists of 3 parts. Some themes are sports, the human body and relationships.

For whom:  This course is meant for students with a CEFR level B1 or for students who have already followed our Intermediate 1 course.

Result after the course:  You are able to understand several difficult, longer texts about sports and relationships. You can express yourself fluently in English about customs and traditions and you will manage to create well-structured texts on a variety of subjects.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Thursday between 11:00 and 13:00 hrs (ONLINE)

If you would like to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

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

English File Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194035910)

English Intermediate 3 (B1-B2)

week commencing 19 July
€218

Description:  English Intermediate 3 is the third part of our English Intermediate courses. The complete course consists of 3 parts. Some themes are education, the internet and money.

For whom:  This course is meant for students with a CEFR level B1 or for students who have already followed our Intermediate 2 course.

Result after the course:  You can talk at length and write in detail regarding educational systems and about the influence of the Internet. You will also be capable of talking about income and money by using conditional tenses. At the end of this course you are almost at a CEFR level B2 and can now start following one of our English Upper-Intermediate courses.

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

If you would like to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

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

English File Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194035910)

English Upper-Intermediate 1 (B1-B2+)

week commencing 19 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 close to B2.

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

English File Upper-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194039697)

Business English/Academic (B2)

week commencing 19 July
€218

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Thursday between 18:30 and 20:30 hrs (ONLINE)

English Upper-Intermediate 2 (B2)

week commencing 19 July
€218

Result after the course:  You can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, recognising their implicit meanings. You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously without searching for words. You can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. You can produce clear, well-structured, detailed texts about complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. The end level of this course is in accordance with the CEFR level B2.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Tuesday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs or Friday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs

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

English File Upper-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194039697)

English Upper-Intermediate 3 (B2+)

week commencing 19 July
€218

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Wednesday between 18:30 and 20:30 hrs (ONLINE) or 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.

English File Upper-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194039697)

English Upper-Intermediate 4 (B2+)

week commencing 19 July
€218

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.

English File Upper-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194039697)

English Advanced 1 (B2-C1)

week commencing 19 July
€218

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 almost obtained CEFR level C1.

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.

English File Advanced (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194502399 )

English Advanced 3 (C1)

week commencing 19 July
€218

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Monday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs (ONLINE) or 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.

English File Advanced (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194502399 )

English Conversation A+

week commencing 19 July
€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: Wednesday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

English Conversation B

week commencing 19 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 10:00 and 12:00 hrs

English Conversation C

week commencing 19 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: Tuesday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs (ONLINE) or Thursday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

English Conversation C++

week commencing 19 July
€218

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

English Proficiency 4

week commencing 19 July
€275

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 8 weeks: Saturday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs

Accelerated Elementary (A1+)

week commencing 19 July
€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 16:30 and 18:30 hrs

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

English File Elementary (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194598644)

Accelerated Pre-Intermediate 1 (A2)

week commencing 19 July
€435

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 7 weeks: Monday and Thursday between 16:30 and 18:30 hrs

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

English File Pre-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194037419)

Accelerated Pre-Intermediate 2 (A2-B1)

week commencing 19 July
€435

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 7 weeks: Monday and Thursday between 12:30 and 14:30 hrs

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

English File Pre-Intermediate (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194598576)

Accelerated Intermediate (B1-B2)

week commencing 19 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 12:30 and 14:30 hrs (ONLINE)

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

English File Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194035910)

English IELTS training (B2)

week commencing 19 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 18:00 and 20:00 hrs

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

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.

English File Beginner (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194029803)

English File Elementary (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194031592)

English File Pre-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194037419)

English File Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194035910)

English File Upper-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194039697)

English File Advanced (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194502399 )

Intensive 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 *