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ENG 4 (CEFR B2 > B2/C1)

Intermediate level
Duration:26 hours (13 or 7 weeks) weeks. Intensive: 2 weeks.
Studyload:Each week: 4 hours of teaching and 4 hours of independent study. Intensive: 26 hours of teaching and 26 hours of independent study in 2 weeks.
Audience: Participants who are able to communicate the basics in English. You understand about 60% - 70% of the content of TV programmes. (CEFR level B2 reading, listening and conversation).

NOTE : 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   

  • PLEASE NOTE: The course material is available with a standard discount on the Study Store website > Rijksuniversiteit Groningen > RUG Talencentrum.
  • The course material is not included in the course fee and is not available at the Language Centre.
  • New Language Leader - Intermediate (coursebook + MyEnglishLab access)
    Publisher: Pearson
    ISBN: 9781447961482
  • The book, New Language Leader, and its online counterpart My English Lab, are both required. Together, they aid students in developing their English skills in speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as well as vocabulary and grammar. The subscription to the online lab is valid for almost two years, so students can continue to improve their English skills even after the General English Skills course is completed.


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.


Unfortunately, our new registration system often experiences start-up problems, as a result of which many of our participants aren’t able to register themselves. We would like to offer our sincere apologies to everyone who has experienced or is currently experiencing such problems. At the moment, we are doing everything that we can to ensure that the new system works flawlessly as soon as possible. Are you having problems registering? Read what you can do here.

Intensity Period Day Time Registration
Regular 16 September - 30 October 2019 Monday and Wednesday 18:00-20:00 closed
Regular 19 November - 23 January 2020 Tuesday and Thursday 20:00-22:00 register online
Intensive 13 - 23 January 2020 Monday - Thursday wk 1: 09:00-12:30
wk 2: 09:00-12:00
will open soon
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Student Discount Full
€ 230 € 355 € 390
Optional Rosetta Stone account for online independent study: € 100

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.

Last modified:18 September 2019 1.04 p.m.
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