Intensive English Course

Native-speaker trainer
All levels
Lesson duration 
20 hours+
Day and time
Monday–Friday 09:00 to 20:00.
Saturday by appointment.

Amsterdam, Den Haag, Amstelveen or Online
Study book
Exclusive paper books. Digital books included.
Level test
Course Costs (no added VAT)
€ 1800
In person
€ 2000

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About the course

This dynamic crash course is designed to fully immerse you in the English language. The focus is on practical skills that are immediately applicable in everyday situations, both business and private. After the intake interview, one of our native-speaking trainers will put together the course, tailored to your personal goals. 

The most frequently asked questions answered:

1. How long does the English intensive course last and what packages are available?

An intensive course in English lasts 20, 35 or 50 hours, spread over 1 to 3 weeks. The duration depends on your learning pace and desired timetable. We are happy to think along with you on this. 

We offer various packages to meet your specific learning needs. Each package is designed for fast and sustainable results. Different rates apply for online and face-to-face lessons. 

Basic package: 20 hours – For a quick and effective refresher of your English skills.

Standard package: 35 hours – A deep-dive to develop new skills.

Extended package: 50 hours – Our most intensive course – fully immerse yourself in the English language.

Online training: €90p/h

In person training: €100p/h

20 hours = €1800
35 hours = €3150
50 hours = €4500

20 hours = €2000
35 hours = €3500
50 hours = €5000

Prices quoted are excluding VAT. 

2. What does a typical intensive course day look like? 

Each course day is full of action and interaction, and tailored to help you progress quickly. We dive deep into the essentials of the English language with a mix of speaking, listening, reading and writing. In doing so, we focus on:

  • Conversations: You practice realistic conversations to improve your speaking skills.
  • Grammar: We sharpen your knowledge for error-free sentence structure.
  • Vocabulary: Expand your vocabulary with words that matter in your context.
  • Pronunciation: We fine-tune your pronunciation for a more natural accent.
  • Writing skills: Improve your written expressions through targeted exercises.
  • Listening skills: Strengthen your understanding of English with challenging listening tasks.

This crash course is designed to improve your English quickly. Thus, each course day is tailored to your personal learning goals, and you achieve maximum results in minimum time! 

3. How and where can I take the course?

Choose the convenience of online lessons or go for interactive face-to-face sessions at our attractive locations in Amsterdam, The Hague and Amstelveen. For online courses, we use Zoom, allowing you to join from anywhere in the world. 

4. Who is this course for?

For both beginners and advanced students, this speed course will develop your English to a higher level in a short time . Ideal for students, professionals and expats who want to progress quickly. Will you be studying soon, have an important exam coming up, or need to adapt quickly to a new working environment? This course will give your English a big boost.

From university students to people who have just moved to a new country, and from artists to stay-at-home parents – our intensive and interactive approach will help you move forward. Our participants are often Dutch, but we also regularly help expats from Europe and beyond. This course is a springboard to fluent and confident English – wherever you come from and whatever your goal. 

5. What kind of teachers teach at The English Center?

All TEC teachers are native speakers from the US, UK, Ireland, and Australia, with solid teaching experience and in-depth knowledge of the English language. They are highly qualified to teach English. Experience their expertise for yourself during the course!  We are recognised for our quality courses, through our CEDEO status, a quality seal of approval.

6. When can I start the Intensive English Course?

Start whenever it suits you! We offer flexible start dates throughout the year and can often start within a week to 10 days of enrolling, so you don’t have to wait long to improve your English skills. 

Wondering if the crash course in English is for you?

Ready to turbocharge your English? Get in touch for a free intake, and take your language skills to the next level. Call us on +31 (0)20 823 0569 or register via the contact form. We usually respond within 1 working day.

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