The English Center provides Private English test / exam preparation classes – online and in person – for academic tests such as IELTS, GMAT, Cambridge, TOEIC, TOEFL, VWO/HAVO, Engels Eindexamen and more. In a private test preparation lesson, you will get focused attention from a native-speaker trainer and you will develop the English skills and test knowledge that you need to pass.
These personalized courses are suitable for learners at low intermediate and higher levels and are designed to give you highly effective training that supports your test success. We will train you at the right level for you.
Private test preparation is perfect for people who do not want to attend a weekly group course. With private training you get the hours you want and a focused course that provides the training that YOU need rather than a standard course curriculum. With a private course you can go as fast or slowly as YOU need and dive deeply into the areas that are the most difficult for YOU, whether that’s reading, writing, speaking or listening. Your course will be fully customized for your level, strengths and weaknesses and required score.
Request your free online intake appointment and we will be in touch soon. Or just call us at +31 (0)20 823 0569. We are happy to speak with you about your English.
Customized English training is our passion. The test preparation course content will be based on you and your test goals.
Yes, you can take this Test Preparation Course online.
In-person training in Amsterdam takes place in the beautiful, artistic Museum Quarter close to the Vondelpark and Van Gogh Museum, and at 2 historic canal houses, just minutes from Amsterdam Centraal Station, plus at the Ijsbaanpad (close to the A10 and Amstelveenseweg) and Nieuwe Herengracht locations.
We also see clients in Amstelveen and Den Haag.
Most clients use a test preparation book. Some clients have already chosen a test prep book, but if you have not, we can advise you. There are also lots of good digital resources available. The price of the book is not included in the course.
Some people need just a few hours for test preparation, other will need about 20 hours. It depends on your English level, your test-taking skills and the score you need. Everyone if different. Many clients start with a small package of hours and renew if they need more.
We can generally start a course quickly, within 7 to 10 days. Private courses are offered year round.
We will match you with a native-speaker trainer from our Amsterdam-based team. All our trainers are university-educated, native-speaker professionals who know how to bring the language to life. With friendly support and clear guidance, your trainer will help you pass your English test.
We offer morning through evening hours, Central European Time (CET), and we are happy to adjust to our clients’ schedules. Saturday’s by agreement only.
Pick your IELTS exam date. Click to the British Council exam dates, fees and locations page.
When you have picked a test date (or a tentative test date), we can proceed with course planning. Or you can start working with us and pick the date when you feel ready.
The Oxford Test is an inexpensive, quick and easy test to schedule and take. It will give you a good idea where you are right now in terms of English reading, listening, and grammar (writing and speaking are not included). A few schools may accept an Oxford Test for your entrance requirement. Check your school entrance office to be sure.
These English classes for IELTS and other tests / exams are for CEFR levels B1 to C2 advanced. Not sure of your level? Take our free English level test now. Want to talk more about your level and your goals? Get in touch with us. We are happy to speak with you and discuss your professional English needs, goals and challenges!
We are happy to speak with you in English or Dutch about a private test preparation course, on the phone +31 (0)20 823 0569 or via Zoom. Or request your free online intake appointment.
Meet with a native-speaker English trainer from our top team to discuss your learning goals.
• Intensive English courses: Amsterdam & Den Haag.
• Fast and effective results in 1, 2 or 3 weeks.
• Fully personalized training for beginners to advanced.
• Online or in person with your native-speaker trainer.