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Do you want to improve your English? Our courses will bring you up to speed. We have about twenty different options, so we have something at every level. From Beginner to Proficiency, from language to literature, taking in business English and exam training on the way. In September and January we offer our full range of 12- or 18-week courses, and in late spring we offer an extra round of short courses, including exam training workshops and conversation classes. 

What level are you at? Are you not sure what your level is in English? Have a look here. If you want to take a course at Beginner, Elementary or Pre-intermediate level, you can register immediately via the website. For courses at Intermediate level and above, you will have to speak to a teacher first. Please come along to one of our intake sessions in April of May.

NB: Online registration is only possible for lower level courses. Higher level courses are indicated by a button marked ‘Information’. 

English for everyone

English for everyone

These courses range from Elementary to Proficiency and are taught entirely in English. This year, we have five new courses with a little extra flavour. As well as working on speaking and listening, reading and writing, we’ll be picking up tips for public speaking from TED Talks.

English Elementary Intensive 6 x at Tue 14-05-2019 18:30 - 21:45
English Intermediate Intensive 6 x at Thu 16-05-2019 18:30 - 21:45
Business English

Business English

What's different in business language? You already know the rules for grammar and vocabulary in everyday life, but business language can be slightly different and that's why we offer a business course. Click on the link for details.

English Business course Intensiv... 6 x at Thu 16-05-2019 18:30 - 21:45


You already know a lot of English, but when you try to speak you are not happy with your fluency. An English conversation course will help you to ‘find your voice’. We offer conversation classes from Pre-Intermediate to Advanced.

English Conversation: Elementary 6 x at Mon 13-05-2019 18:30 - 20:00
English Conversation: Intermedia... 6 x at Mon 13-05-2019 20:15 - 21:45
Engels Conversatie Beginners 6 x at Tue 14-05-2019 11:15 - 12:45
English Conversation: Pre-interm... 6 x at Wed 15-05-2019 18:30 - 20:00
English Conversation Advanced 6 x at Wed 15-05-2019 20:15 - 21:45
Cambridge English

Cambridge English

You've been studying English for years and want to put the icing on the cake with an internationally-recognised Cambridge certificate at B2, C1 or even C2 level. We will help you to dot those i's, cross those t's and do yourself justice in the official exams. The world is your oyster!

Cambridge Proficiency exam train... 5 x at Mon 06-05-2019 20:15 - 21:45
Cambridge Proficiency exam train... 3 x at Mon 06-05-2019 20:15 - 21:45
Cambridge First exam training, 5... 5 x at Wed 08-05-2019 18:30 - 20:00
Cambridge First exam training, 2... 2 x at Wed 08-05-2019 18:30 - 20:00
Cambridge Advanced exam training... 5 x at Thu 09-05-2019 20:15 - 21:45

Learning English with Volksuniversiteit Amsterdam
We offer English courses at various levels, both during the day and in the evening. Classes are based on learning together in a group, under the guidance of a fully qualified teacher. Most of our courses are all-round general English courses, covering the five skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking and holding a conversation. Some courses have a special focus, such as the English Literature Reading Group, the Business English course, the Cambridge preparation courses and the conversation classes. You can choose the course that suits your needs.

Learning another language with Volksuniversiteit Amsterdam
Our team of experienced teachers offers day and evening courses for groups at beginner and advanced level in seventeen different languages: Arabic, Chinese, German, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Swedish. Experience at first hand the pleasure and value of learning a language in a group.  Do you have any specific training needs? Let us know, and we’ll see what we can do for you.