English B1 > B1/B2

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This course is intended for participants who are able to communicate on the main points of familiar matters (family, hobbies, travel, work, etc.) and understand the main points of radio and TV programs if delivery is clear and deliberate (CEFR level 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.

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.

Advice
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 B1
    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: 9781292228099
    • 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: 9781292356808

The book, Roadmap B1, 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. 

    Nestor/Google
    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.

    More courses: English - General Group Courses & Speaking Courses