English A2/B1 > B1 - online

This course is intended for participants who are able to understand and use phrases and high-frequency vocabulary of familiar subjects (family, work, shopping, etc.) and understand most of the main points of TV programs if delivery is relatively short, slow and clear (CEFR level A2/B1 reading, listening and conversation).

During the English General Language Skills courses of the University of Groningen Language Centre, attention will be on speaking, writing, reading and listening with some focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.

Online course
This course will be taught as an online interactive group course via Blackboard Collaborate; our online classroom for the coming period! One lesson lasts 90 minutes. Per lesson you should count on 2-3 hours of self-study. Read here about everything you can expect from an online language course.

Get a taste during the free Webinar Week!
Sign up for the English webinar, during which you can find out about the courses and the virtual classroom, ask questions and get a taste of what to expect.

To be able to register, it is required that you have your language level evaluated through our English office hours or have taken a previous Language Centre English course.

Course Material   
The course material is not included in the course fee and is not available at the Language Centre.

  • Roadmap A2+
    Publisher: Pearson
    • If you are ordering in the Netherlands, you can order the physical book, which comes with digital resources, an interactive e-book, and a mobile app: ISBN: 9781292227955
    • If you are ordering outside the Netherlands, you can order only the interactive e-book, which comes with digital resources. The interactive e-book is valid for two years: ISBN: 9781292356785

The book, Roadmap A2+, either in physical form or e-book form, is required. The materials and activities within the book aid students in developing their English skills in speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as well as vocabulary and grammar. 

    You will also be using online course material in Nestor, the blackboard learning environment of the University of Groningen, as well as Google Drive and Google Docs, for which you will need a student RUG mail account or a Gmail account.

    Using a Rosetta Stone account besides a language course
    It is possible to use a Rosetta Stone account for online independent study besides one of our language courses, with the advantage that the account can be used after the course to keep working on your language skills. Please note that a Rosetta Stone account is not compulsory for our language courses and will not be used by the teacher.

    Coursecode Free spots Starts on Ends on Days Enrollment start Enrollment end
    ENG-1-O-2021-617 16 21 Sep 2021 04 Nov 2021
    • Tuesday 11:00 - 12:30
    • Thursday 11:00 - 12:30
    30 June 2021 12:00 14 September 2021 12:00
    Lesson: Sept. 21, 2021, 11 a.m. -Sept. 21, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
    Lesson 1: Sept. 23, 2021, 11 a.m. -Sept. 23, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
    Lesson 2: Sept. 28, 2021, 11 a.m. -Sept. 28, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
    Lesson 3: Sept. 30, 2021, 11 a.m. -Sept. 30, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
    Lesson 4: Oct. 5, 2021, 11 a.m. -Oct. 5, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
    Lesson 5: Oct. 7, 2021, 11 a.m. -Oct. 7, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
    Lesson 6: Oct. 12, 2021, 11 a.m. -Oct. 12, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
    Lesson 7: Oct. 14, 2021, 11 a.m. -Oct. 14, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
    Lesson 8: Oct. 19, 2021, 11 a.m. -Oct. 19, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
    Lesson 9: Oct. 21, 2021, 11 a.m. -Oct. 21, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
    Lesson 10: Oct. 26, 2021, 11 a.m. -Oct. 26, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
    Lesson 11: Oct. 28, 2021, 11 a.m. -Oct. 28, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
    Lesson 12: Nov. 2, 2021, 11 a.m. -Nov. 2, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
    Lesson 13: Nov. 4, 2021, 11 a.m. -Nov. 4, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

    More courses: English - General Group Courses & Speaking Courses