Practical English 2

This course will not be organised this academic year.


First semester Register

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

Starting level:

  • You have already followed a course of English, but your knowledge is limited to basic structures (elementary knowledge):
    • Speaking is very difficult: you can only formulate short sentences and your vocabulary is limited to general topics. When you speak in English, you only use the present tense. You know how to make a "simple past", but you still have problems using it.
    • You understand simple English expressions when articulated slowly and clearly.
    • You can read short and simple sentences.
    • When you write in English, you only formulate short and simple sentences.
  • When you speak English, you always use the present tense. You know how to form "simple past", but do not master the use of this past tense yet.
  • It is required that you take the brief online test before enrolling. This will enable you to register for the course that suits your level best: Practical English 2, 3 or 4. During the first class session your teacher will evaluate if 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.

Objective: see "Content"


  • Listening skills: at the end of the course you can understand sentences related to everyday life such as family, work, etc, in short, topics that have a direct and personal impact on you.
  • Speaking skills: at the end of the course you can talk about simple and everyday topics, using simple sentences.
  • Reading skills: at the end of the course you are able to read short and simple texts. You can find information in simple, everyday texts such as advertisements, menus and timetables.
  • Writing skills: the structures which are acquired, are practised by writing short and simple texts or letters (for example how did you spend the weekend, or how do you thank somebody).

Placement test: Self test

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: PE2

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:

  • Oxenden C. e.a. (2004): New English File Pre-Intermediate Workbook with Key and MultiROM Pack, Oxford: OUP
  • Paterson K. e.a. (2006): Oxford Practice Grammar Basic With Key and CD-ROM Pack, Oxford: OUP

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