English Writing Course

Native-speaker trainer
B1 and higher
Lesson duration 
Online minimum 1 hour
In person minimum 1.5 hours

Day and time
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday by appointment

Amsterdam, Den Haag, Amstelveen or Online
Study book
Recommended, not included
Level test
Course Costs (no added VAT)
€ 850
In person
€ 950

Writing academic papers.

Private, personalized training in writing is a smart way to improve your written language skills. With focused attention from a native-speaker trainer, you will develop the academic English style that is required for university students and other professionals in this 10 hour course. Whether you are writing an essay, master’s thesis or a PhD dissertation, this English writing course will help you discover proper your English academic voice, vocabulary, structure and style.

Are you a non academic who needs to write well, but not in a prescribed, academic style? Do you need to be witty? Concise? Elegant? Inspirational? Direct and instructive? We can help you find your author’s voice so that your native language structures do not interfere with your written English. This L1 (language 1) interference is a big problem for many writers, and these errors will definitely be noticed by native speaker readers. Let’s fix that.

Customized 1:1 English training is our speciality.

Customized English training is our passion. The writing course content will be based on you, your course of study and the sorts of texts that you have to produce.

Is this English Writing Course right for me?

This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced level clients in higher education or working in a field that requires academic writing, such as science or medicine. And this course is right for anyone who needs tojust produce better texts. That can mean-

  • Better sentence structure.
  • Using the correct linking words.
  • Understanding active and passive sentences.
  • Correct use of collocations.
  • Maintaining the thread.
  • Correctly formatting.
  • Punctuation review.
  • Tense review.
  • Synonym expansion.
  • Choosing the correct register.

Where will this English Writing Course take place? Can I also take the course online?

Private training in written English is offered live online via Zoom and in person in great classrooms in the heart of Amsterdam, Den Haag and Amstelveen.

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).

Can I use this course for a specific assignment? Can you help me compose and edit?

The hours you buy are yours, and you can use those hours for support in composing, editing and refinement of your work.

How long is this English Writing Course? How many weeks?

One-to-one English Writing courses are typically 10 or 20 hours. You can take just one lesson per week, or more. These courses usually take about 2 months to complete. Many clients renew their learning package to continue improving and performing better in their written English communication.

Will I receive a certificate?

A PDF certificate of successful completion can be requested for any course. All certificates carry the CEDEO logo to show that we are approved providers of customized English training.

What happens in a private English Writing Course?

That depends on you and your goals plus your strengths and weaknesses. Some clients focus on a range of English writing skills, while others want a laser focus on just one assignment. Many course participants need help with sentence structure, punctuation, the use of passive versus active voice and sentence structure in terms of phrase placement. In any case, the training will be very practical and hands-on and will use your texts as the core of the lessons!

Not sure if this English Writing Course is right for you?

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 you improving English writing!

Will I use a book?

Some clients use a book or books, and some do not. Some clients use digital materials. This is customized training, so every client is evaluated and coached on an individual basis. You are unique and so is your course.

It’s essential that you bring your tasks and docs to the training sessions. We will work with your real, day to day assignments and longer term projects.

American or British?

As you know, American English (AE) and British English (BE) have a lot in common, but they certainly have some differences – in spelling, punctuation, capitalization and idiom. We will ask you to choose AE or BE so that your writing is internally consistent.

When can I start my English Writing Course?

We can generally start a private course within 7 days. Private courses are offered year round.

Will my writing trainer be a native speaker?

Yes. All English Center trainers are native speakers and members of our Amsterdam-based team. They come from the US, the UK, Ireland and Australia. They are qualified, well-educated professionals who will identify your errors, explain the underlying lexical structures, and get you writing more correctly from the first meeting.

Do you work a lot with Dutch writers?

Many of our clients are Dutch, and we are very in tune with the biggest challenges for Dutch writers working in English. We love helping them sort out our two languages that have so much in common but are so different in sentence structure and punctuation.

Can you provide extensive editing or ghostwriting services?

Where appropriate (not for students), we can heavily edit or ghost write your texts.

Private English course scheduling.

We offer morning through evening hours, Central European Time (CET), Monday through Friday. Weekends are sometimes available by request.

Contact us today.

We are happy to speak with you in English or Dutch, about a private English writing course on the phone +31 (0)20 823 0569 or via Zoom. With just a short conversation we will give you good advice about improving your English. Don’t let poor English hold you back.

Book a free
initial appointment.

Meet with a native-speaker English trainer from our top team to discuss your learning goals.

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