Proficient Practical English


Second semester Register

(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

Advanced and Proficient Practical English share the same objectives and content level. They focus on different topics and linguistic aspects, but can be taken in any which order as a continuation of the Practical English trajectory after level 5 or as a challenging communicative course to further develop your English skills on a high level.

Starting level: You have an advanced knowledge of English:

  • You can fluently participate in spontaneous conversation about concrete and abstract topics.
  • You can participate actively in a discussion and defend your views, even about topics which are not part of your everyday life.
  • You master the basics of the English grammar and make no consistent errors against it.
  • Your vocabulary is 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.

Students who passed the final test of Practical English 5 will also have to take this placement test to check if their English proficiency suffices.


  • To train your productive English skills in an interactive classroom environment
  • To broaden your vocabulary range and become aware of subtle word choices
  • To fine-tune your grammatical accuracy by practically implementing advanced principles
  • To become a fluent, confident user of the language
  • To feel at ease when talking about diverse topics, even ones with which you are not familiar


  • Advanced authentic material in a dynamic, interactive environment
  • Challenging vocabulary exercises training lexical awareness
  • Advanced grammar topics in practice
  • Extensive training to strengthen both receptive and productive skills
  • A wide range of speaking and writing exercises

Placement test: Self test

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: PPE

Programme: VTO

Course fees

Price category: AA

Useful info

Course book: De Moor, Tom: Proficient Practical English: On The Road To Perfection, Universiteit Gent en Academia Press, 2020



Number of tuition hours: 30

Period: 2nd semester

Nr. of hours per week: 1 x 2.5

Course book available at: Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Gent

For who?: All