Practical English 5


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(1) OT: date of placement test

(2) Where? In the "Where?" column you will find the name of the room or auditorium where the course takes place. You will find detailed info in the "Where to find us?" section.

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Content information

Starting level:
You already have an advanced knowledge of English:

  • You can participate in a spontaneous conversation, interacting normally with native speakers.
  • You can participate actively in a discussion and defend your views - in a familiar setting.
  • You still have doubts about when to use present perfect and when simple past.
  • Your vocabulary is quite extensive, but you wish to enlarge it further.
  • It is required that you take a brief online test before enrolling. During the first class session the teacher will test all participants to assess whether the result of the online test can be confirmed. If you are referred to a different level at that stage you can enter that level on condition that sufficient places are still available.


  • Listening skills: only authentic materials are being used.
  • Speaking skills: you learn to express yourself fluently and spontaneously without having to search for specific words.
  • Reading skills: in the lessons only authentic materials are used similar to those that you face in daily and professional life or during your studies.
  • Specific grammar topics: modal verbs, tenses, gerunds and infinitives.

Placement test: Self test

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: PE5

Programme: VTO

Course fees

Price category: B

Useful info

Course book: UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.

Recommended books:

  • Eastwood J. (2006): Oxford Practice Grammar Intermediate With Key and CD-ROM Pack, Oxford: OUP
  • The New Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge UP

Recommended books extra information: If you buy one or more of these books at Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Gent you receive a discount of 10% on the official price. Just mention that you are a UCT student.



Number of tuition hours: 30

Period: each sem.

Nr. of hours per week: 1 x 2,5

Course book available at: UCT

For who?: All