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English B1 course - Cambridge Preliminary

If you already have a basic level of English (A2), you can have a simple conversation about everyday matters and understand simple English texts on familiar topics. Would you like to expand your English vocabulary and grammar, so that you can pick up more details from conversations and texts and write simple texts yourself? If so, this English course for intermediate students (B1) is what you're looking for.

You will develop the basic language skills (reading, listening, writing, and speaking) you need to communicate more confidently in English.


After this course:

  • you will have a command of English at B1 level;
  • you will be able to have a simple conversation about studies, work, or interests;
  • you will be able to make polite requests, describe people and situations, and explain ideas and plans;
  • you will be able to write simple texts about everyday topics.

Cambridge exam

At the end of the course you will not only have raised your English to a higher level, but you will also be prepared for the Cambridge Preliminary Exam (B1): you will know exactly what to expect during the exam and how best to tackle the assignments. You can take a Cambridge exam at one of the British Council examination centres in the Netherlands. If you pass the exam, you will receive a certificate that will enhance your CV on an international level. This certificate is recognised in almost all countries and remains valid throughout your life.
You can also take this course if you do not want to take the exam.
The exam costs are not included in the course price. You can register for an exam through The British Council.

Official Cambridge Exam Preparation Centre

Practical information about the course

Dates winter course

13 February to 19 June

Number of meetings


Course day


Times 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Fully online course

For this course the maximum number of participants is 16 and the language of instruction is English.

Self-study, feedback, and exam preparation for those who want it

Outside the classroom, you will spend about 2 to 4 hours per week working independently on exercises and keeping track of your own progress in our online learning environment. It contains explanatory videos, writing and speaking assignments, and quizzes. At several points during the course, you will receive personal feedback from your lecturer. In addition to developing your language skills, you will be prepared for the Cambridge exam with practice assignments, tips, and mock exams.

Course fee

All our courses and training programmes are exempt from VAT.

Regular fee

€ 795,-

RU students (50% discount)

€ 318,-

RU and Radboudumc employees

Free of charge 
(provided that they meet the necessary conditions for Language Policy Courses)

RU and Radboudumc employees and alumni (always a 10% discount)

€ 715,50

WUR employees and students (always a 10% discount)

€ 715,50

Entry requirements - the OOPT test

To determine your level, you will first have to take an online placement test (Oxford Online Placement Test, OOPT).

An OOPT score between 40 and 60 or a Cambridge Preliminary certificate (score c or higher) is required to enrol in the English B1 course - Cambridge Preliminary.


Do you have an OOPT score between 40 and 60? Then register for the English B1 course - Cambridge Preliminary

Course material

  • Open World Preliminary Student's Book with Answers with Online Workbook, Cambridge University Press
    (ISBN: 9781108759199)
  • Available from Roelants Bookstore
  • Course material is not included in the course fees

Do you have further questions about our English courses?

You might find the answer in the frequently asked questions. Is your question not listed? Please contact us at
E: info@into.ru.nl 
T: 024 361 21 59

Prefer a training course that is entirely aligned with your specific questions, wishes and learning goals?

This is possible! Please contact our tailor-made training department for a no-obligation exploratory discussion.​