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 18 January 2021 and consists of 11 lessons of 90 minutes.

Adapted schedule: in-person lessons will begin the week of February 8th. The online lessons do start in the week of January 18th. Please contact us if you'd like to join a running class.

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 18 January
€238

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 11 weeks: Wednesday between 12:00 and 13:30 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 2 (A1+)

week commencing 18 January
€238

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 11 weeks: Saturday between 10:00 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 Elementary (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194031592)

English Pre-Intermediate 1 (A2)

week commencing 18 January
€238

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 11 weeks: Saturday between 10:00 and 11:30 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 2 (A2-B1)

week commencing 25 January
€238

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 11 weeks: Tuesday between 18:30 and 20:00 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 Pre-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194037419)

English Pre-Intermediate 3 (A2-B1)

week commencing 18 January
€238

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 11 weeks: Thursday between 12:00 and 13:30 hrs (ONLINE) or Saturday between 10:00 and 11:30 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 Intermediate 1 (B1)

week commencing 25 January
€238

Description:  English Intermediate 1 is the first part of our English Intermediate courses. The complete course consists of 3 parts. Some themes are transport, food and stereotypes.

For whom:  This course is meant for students with a CEFR level B1 or for students who have already followed our Pre-Intermediate 3 course.

Result after the course:  You are able to make sentences in the past, present and future. Also, you can easily make comparisons about all kinds of topics and you are able to talk extensively about people and their peculiarities. The correct use of articles is also no longer a problem for you.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Thursday between 11:30 and 13:00 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 Intermediate 2 (B1+)

week commencing 18 January
€238

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 11 weeks: Thursday between 10:00 and 11:30 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 18 January
€238

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 11 weeks: Wednesday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (ONLINE)

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 FCE training (B2)

week commencing 18 January
€350

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 11 weeks: Saturday between 11:30 and 13:30 hrs

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

Cambridge English First 2 Student's Book €26.00

(ISBN: 9781316503577)

English Upper-Intermediate 2 (B2)

week commencing 25 January
€238

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 11 weeks: Tuesday between 10:00 and 11:30 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 18 January
€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 almost obtained CEFR level C1.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (ONLINE) or Monday between 10:00 and 11:30 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 18 January
€238

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

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 Proficiency (C1)

week commencing 25 January
€238

Description:  Our 'Conversation Proficiency' course follows our 'Conversation Advanced' course and deals with authentic speaking, reading and writing CPE exams from the past; it is mainly focused on the speaking skill.This course is not only intended as exam training, but is also suitable for students who wish to further improve their English language with regards to their jobs and conversing with native speakers.

For whom:  For students who have successfully completed our Conversation Advanced course (C1) and wish to continue their studies in English. It is also meant for students who wish to prepare for the speaking, reading and writing part of the CPE exam.

Result after the course:  You are able to 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. Your grasp of the English language approaches that of a native speaker, both in written and spoken form. Once you have completed this course you will have obtained a CEFR level C2.

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

English Conversation Advanced

week commencing 18 January
€238

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

English Conversation B

week commencing 18 January
€238

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 11 weeks: Thursday between 11:30 and 13:00 hrs (ONLINE)

English Conversation C

week commencing 18 January
€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 do a debate on a certain topic, this course is suitable for you!

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

English Proficiency 2 (C1-C2)

week commencing 8 February
€275

Description:  Our 'Proficiency 2' course follows our 'Proficiency 1' course and deals with authentic CPE exams from the past. Emphasis is placed on current issues including debate and how to defend points of view. This course is more focused on practical hands-on learning. This course is not only intended as exam training, but is also suitable for students who wish to further improve their English language skills.

For whom:  For those who have successfully completed the Proficiency 1 course.

Result after the course:  You are able to 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. Your grasp of the English language approaches that of a native speaker, both in written and spoken form. Once you have completed this course you will have obtained a CEFR level C2. You are therefore capable of taking the Cambridge CPE exams.

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

Cambridge English Proficiency 1 €35.00

(ISBN: 9781107695047)

English Elementary 1/RUS (A1+)

week commencing 18 January
€238

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 receive all the 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 20:00 and 21:30 hrs (ONLINE)

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.

English File Elementary (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194031592)

Accelerated Elementary (A1+)

week commencing 18 January
€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: Tuesday and Thursday between 11:00 and 13:00 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 Intermediate+ (B1-B2)

week commencing 18 January
€435

Description:  This course is ideal for people who have missed a part of our Intermediate course. You will be brought to a CEFR level B1 through repetition and a summary.

For whom:  The course is intended for students at CEFR level B1 or for those who have partially completed our English Intermediate 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:  Twice a week during 7 weeks: Monday and Thursday between 10:00 and 12:00 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 (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194597104)

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 )

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)

AYCT English (beg/el/p-i)

week commencing 8 February
€0

Description:  TaalTaal offers the possibility of following extra conversation lessons at the level of your regular course in addition to the regular lessons. If you are already following an English course at TaalTaal, there are no extra costs involved. The lessons are given by experienced teachers in order to improve your speaking skills.

For whom:  These sessions are specifically meant for students who are already doing lessons at TaalTaal. Of course, you can always take a trial lesson. People who are not yet following a course at TaalTaal can also take part in these lessons for a fee. In this case, please contact us at 070-3226091 or you can also send an email to info@taaltaal.nl.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 10 weeks: Thursday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

Registration procedure: There is a registration list on the board between classrooms 4.1 and 4.2. Here you can enter your name and your regular class for the days you would like to take the extra AYCT lessons. Taking into account the capacity of the classrooms, the sessions are divided into levels and lessons are given once a week. One class is for the levels Beginner/Elementary and Pre-Intermediate and the other class for the levels Intermediate, Upper-intermediate and Advanced.

AYCT English (int/up-int/adv)

week commencing 8 February
€0

Description:  TaalTaal offers the possibility of following extra conversation lessons at the level of your regular course in addition to the regular lessons. If you are already following a English course with TaalTaal, there are no extra costs involved. The lessons are given by experienced teachers in order to improve your speaking skills.

For whom:  These sessions are specifically meant for students who are already doing lessons at TaalTaal. Of course, you can always take a trial lesson. People who are not yet following a course at TaalTaal can also take part in these lessons for a fee. In this case, please contact us at 070-3226091 or you can also send an email to info@taaltaal.nl.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 10 weeks: Thursday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

Registration procedure: There is a registration list on the board between classrooms 4.1 and 4.2. Here you can enter your name and your regular class for the days you would like to take the extra AYCT lessons. Taking into account the capacity of the classrooms, the sessions are divided into levels and lessons are given once a week. One class is for the levels Beginner/Elementary and Pre-Intermediate and the other class for levels Intermediate, Upper-intermediate and Advanced.

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 *