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The English Center is your home for Quality English Courses and Business English Training that will transform your English communication. Meet your native-speaker trainer in Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Den Haag and online.
Over 24
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Tailor-made English language courses:
online, in-company & on location.

Personalized English Courses and Business English Courses in Amsterdam? Amstelveen? Den Haag? Online? Oh, yes you can!

Enjoy a fully customised English course in a great location in the heart of historic Amsterdam – very close to Amsterdam Central Station – or in the Museum Quarter, on the Nieuwe Herengracht, in Amstelveen or in The Hague. The English Center also teaches Live Online and on location at your office.


English courses in Amsterdam: A beautiful view of Amsterdam, a bridge and many historic houses as seen from a canal boat on the Ij River.The sky is blue with fluffy white clouds.

Learn to speak English more fluently and with more confidence.

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Are you unsure about your English?
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Choosing the right English course can be difficult, but we’re here to help. Browse our English courses using the buttons below. Can’t find what you are looking for? No problem! We are happy to customise our courses so that you experience the greatest possible improvement. Call 020 823 0569, email us or request a free no-obligation appointment.

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Writing for Business

  • Improve your English structure, utilize business vocabulary, use correct collocations.
  • Share your message clearly & diplomatically!
  • Choose British English or American English.
  • Online or in person.

Written English Test

  • Online test completed in 30 minutes. Full report within 5 business days.
  • No test center to visit or complicated enrollment procedures!
  • Inexpensive and convenient.
  • Take this test alone or combine it with other tests for a complete picture.

Spoken English Test

  • The English Center Test of Spoken English takes just 10 minutes!
  • Full report with CEFR level within 5 business days.
  • Evaluation of listening, understandability, fluency, spoken vocabulary, and grammar.
  • Take this test via phone or online.

Test Your Business English

  • How well do you know your Business Idioms?
  • 25 questions to test your Business communication knowledge.
  • Take it anytime online.
  • Receive your score and course recommendations once completed.

Oxford Online Placement Test

  • Respected and accurate Oxford University Press test.
  • Fast: Order and pay for it today, take it within 3 days.
  • Includes grammar, listening and vocabulary.
  • Official Oxford University Press certificate provided with CEFR score.

English Level Test

  • This free English level test is for clients & new clients of The English Center.
  • Take this quick test to help choose the right course for you!
  • 50 questions testing grammar and use of English.
  • Receive your CEFR score with course recommendations.

Group Intensive Business English

  • Heart of Amsterdam location, right by Central Station.
  • 20 hours of English immersion with top trainers.
  • Build confidence, fluency, and business vocabulary.
  • Price incl. VAT & course book. Corporate invoicing available.

English Writing Course

  • Develop your academic writing skills.
  • Private English mentoring that will improve your Academic English.
  • 2 for 1 value! Let us edit your English content while teaching you how to express yourself better.
  • Online or in person.
Over 24
courses to
enrich your

Learn optimally from 
native-speaker English teachers.

There is nothing more important to the success of your English course than your English trainer. Our native-speaker trainers bring you an intelligent, communicative and personalised approach. We keep the focus firmly on you and your professional goals. We ensure sessions include relevant, actionable learning – and that the language is embedded into your everyday work. English lessons should not just be effective, they should also be fun!

We’re proud of our native speaker trainer team of 25 top teachers. With a team this size, we can handle all kinds of English courses: intensive courses, multiple locations and short notice assignments. At The English Center, all our trainers have university diplomas and teaching credentials. But that is just where our trainers begin to shine. English Center teachers are selected not just for their academic qualifications, they are selected for their passion, patience, humor, creativity and flexibility.


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Test your Business English now.

Take our free Business English test. After the test is finished, you get an email with your score and course advice.

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It all begins with you, and like any good relationship, we’ll begin by getting to know you. What sort of English course are you looking for? Why do you want to improve your English? What skills do you need to master? Do you need a broader vocabulary, better pronunciation, or more confidence when speaking? Where do you work? What’s your job?

So… if you’re looking for just another boring English course, a one-book, one-method, one-size-fits-all course, we are not the right school for you. If you want to hide in the back of a big classroom and take one more confusing grammar lesson, move on. That’s not how we roll. However, if you are looking for a modern, smart, interactive, fully personalized course that will put YOU at the center, provide results and yes (!) – be enjoyable, then you have come to the right place.

The English Center is a woman-owned, teacher-managed, client-centered company with a passion for your success. We believe that there’s nothing more important for your career than good communication, and it’s our job to help you be your confident best when using the world’s favorite shared language.

Ready to dive into your English course? Let’s go!

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Let’s have a conversation about your goals and how to reach them together!
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