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Business English Course (C1) – Business Higher

Are you already an advanced learner? Do you have a command of English at the B2 level and want to do business professionally and successfully in English or work more easily at an international organisation? Would you like to communicate with international business partners or organisations more confidently and flexibly? If so, this business English course is what you are looking for.

You will learn how to conduct meetings, give presentations, read complex business texts in English, and you will write English e-mails, reports, and project plans. The grammar and vocabulary you need to express yourself appropriately are also covered.

Business Higher

After this course

  • you will have a command of business English at C1 level;
  • you will be able to convincingly express your opinion on subjects;
  • you will be able to make valuable contributions during meetings;
  • you will be able understand complex business texts and write them yourself;
  • you will be able to communicate fluently in routine and non-routine situations with colleagues, partners, and external contacts.

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 Business Higher Exam (C1): 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 fee. You can register for an exam through The British Council.

Official Cambridge Exam Preparation Centre

Practical information about the course

Dates winter course

14 February to 6 June

Number of meetings

15 2-hour lessons

Course day


Times September course: 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

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

€ 895,-

RU students (50% discount)

€ 358,-

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)

€ 805,50

WUR employees and students (always a 10% discount)

€ 805,50

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 of 80 or higher or a Cambridge Preliminary certificate (score c or higher) is required to enrol in the Business English Course (C1) – Business Higher


Do you have an OOPT score of 80 or higher? Then register for Business English Course (C1) – Business Higher

Course materials

  • PASS Cambridge BEC Higher, Cengage Learning Inc. (2e druk) (ISBN:  9781133313229)
  • 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.​