English Beginners 1

Level: A1

This English Beginners 1 online course introduces you to the lives of four young professionals living in Amsterdam. You encounter these characters in all sorts of everyday situations and learn sentences and expressions that you can put into practice right away. This course is for absolute beginners: no prior knowledge of English is needed.

What is covered in the English Beginners 1 course?

  • The English alphabet
  • Spelling simple English words
  • Acquiring a basic English vocabularyCorrect pronunciation of the most important (American) English sounds
  • Understanding and using simple, everyday English expressions and sentences
  • Introducing yourself and asking and answering questions

English Beginners 1 takes you to level A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Upon completion of English Beginners 1, you will receive a certificate that you can add to you LinkedIn profile.

Language settings
This course is available in the interface languages Dutch, Spanish, French and German.

Sign up
You can start one of our language courses at any time.The time allotted for the course starts at the moment you purchase a course. You can buy a 3-, 6-, or 12-month package.

If you would like to practice your speaking skills some more, you can purchase 5 or 10 conversation lessons lasting one hour to supplement your English e-learning course. These private English lessons are given by experienced UvA Talen language teachers. At the beginners’ levels, the emphasis is on practicing pronunciation. You will learn how to pronounce simple sentences and have basic conversations, as well as practicing sounds and words. You can let us know what you want to focus on during the online private English lessons. Our teachers are there to help you learn in accordance with your wishes. For more information, check out Online+Teacher or get in touch with us.

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3 months of online learning


6 months of online learning

6 months of online learning + 5 private lessons
6 months of online learning + 10 private lessons


12 months of online learning

12 months of online learning + 5 private lessons
12 months of online learning + 10 private lessons