British Language Training Centre English courses
Do you wish to improve your English? We can help! With over 35 years of experience, BLTC provides effective communicative General English courses at its centre in the heart of Amsterdam and in schools and businesses throughout the Netherlands. Take a free level check and speak with our teachers for advice.
Learn English Online from your home
Learn English at home with our interactive virtual classroom. Our specialist courses will enable you to utilise this time at home to develop your English language skills. We offer tailor-made courses to suit your specific needs and level, as well as flexible start dates and lesson times to meet your changing availability.
Basic courses - English 1, 2 & 3
These courses introduce students to the basic structures of English and develop the full range of communication skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing. They provide extensive practice of structures and aim to quickly boost essential vocabulary for practical communication. Functional everyday language is developed and practised.
Intermediate courses - English 4 & 5
These courses build up and consolidate the language skills of students who already have a basic knowledge of English. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on the student's ability to understand and produce spoken English. Course contents include grammar practice, vocabulary building, role-play, discussion and task listening.
This course reviews grammatical structures, communications skills and extends vocabulary and idiom. It bridges the gap between intermediate and more advanced levels and provides ample opportunity for practising and activating language. Looking for Cambridge First?
This is a revision and extension course for people who want to break through the difficult 'intermediate plateau' of learning and go on to achieve real fluency. It concentrates on both speaking & grammar, vocabulary extension and writing skills. Looking for Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency?
Fluency Courses B1-C1
These courses develop the student's ability to understand and use spoken English. Particular attention is paid to converting passive knowledge into active command. Each course is tailored to meet the special needs and interests of the group.
Academic Writing C1
This course is at an Advanced level and develops students’ awareness of academic writing style. It covers in-depth analysis and practice of the grammatical and stylistic features of academic writing, including formality, emphasis, word order and paraphrasing. Students gain command of academic English at sentence, paragraph and text level, becoming more precise and accurate in their writing skills.