Private English Exam Prep Courses: IELTS and More

Experience the power of private English exam preparation for IELTS

The English Center provides 1:1 private, customized English test prep courses. These personalized courses are suitable for learners at intermdiate and higher levels and  are designed to give you highly effective training that supports your test success.

Pick your IELTS exam date. Click to the British Council exam dates, fees and locations page

Pick a lovely, private study location in the heart of Amsterdam, Amstelveen Westwijk, or Den Haag.

This 100% customized exam preparation course is taught at outstanding locations in Amsterdam – in the beautiful, artistic Museum Quarter close to the well known Vondelpark and Van Gogh Museum, and at the historic Kromme Waal close to Amsterdam Centraal Station.

We also see clients in Amstelveen at our Chirurgijn location close to Westwijk.

More great locations in the Randstad

We see clients in Den Haag on the Raamweg and at client offices.

Private Course Scheduling

We offer morning through evening hours, and we are happy to adjust to our clients’ schedules (with proper notice, of course).

Not sure about your current English Level?

These courses are for CEFR levels B1 – C2 (intermediate to advanced). Not sure of your level? Take our free English level test now. Want to talk more about your level and your goals? Get in touch with us. We are happy to speak with you and discuss your professional English needs, goals and challenges!

Will my teacher be a native speaker with test prep experience?

Yes! All our trainers are university-educated, native-speaker professionals who know how to bring the language to life. With friendly support and clear guidance, your teacher will help you enjoy your training and achieve your English goals.

What happens in a private exam preparation English course?

The answer has a lot to do with you! The teacher will focus on your goals, level, job, challenges and learning style. She will engage you in the English language in an active, reciprocal, fun way. From the beginning, you will be speaking English and stretching your language boundaries.

What will you achieve in your private English course?

This course will help you develop the English skills that you need to pass the test.  Your course will be fully customized for your English level, goals and career, but it will include some or all of these–

● Better listening and reading comprehension
● Better pronunciation
● Improved grammar understanding and reduced errors
● Better sentence structure
● Bigger vocabulary and more idioms
● More fluent English conversation
● Better English writing
● More fluency, confidence and pleasure speaking English!

In addition to the classroom private instruction, we recommend our Learn English App; a unique video training homework program to extend learning hours even further. Unlimited mobile video training (two months) and one textbook are recommended with this English course package.

Why Choose Private English Exam Preparation Lessons?

  • 100% customized for the test taker
  • 100% native-speaker teachers
  • Positive interaction and focused correction
  • Flexible size packages
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Communicative approach
  • Always a FREE consultation
  • Optional video training and a second teacher!

Private English lessons provide the opportunity for the client and teacher to focus precisely on the client’s profession, jargon, goals and challenges.

In a custom private lesson, clients

  • Speak a lot
  • Use their own work and life situations as content
  • Hear and model native English
  • Improve pronunciation / reduce accent
  • Receive instant feedback
  • Receive grammar explanations
  • Set their own goals
  • Adjust goals or change focus
  • Select a narrow or general focus
  • Enjoy a flexible schedule

What makes us special?

  • We are 100% native-speaker teachers
  • We have exceptional locations in beautiful Amsterdam
  • We are dedicated to excellent customer service
  • We are committed to personalization
  • We offer a unique video homework training program with its own guarantee of success!

Private Exam Prep: 100% focused on YOU!

Course details

LevelIntermediate to advanced
TrainerAlways a native-English speaker teacher
Course lengthFlexible
Day & timeFlexible
Course bookTo be determined
Level testTake our free test + other tests, such as the Oxford (OOPT)
Interactive video trainingRecommended
LocationsAmsterdam Museum Quarter, KW9 by Centraal Station, Amstelveen Westwijk, Den Haag, corporate offices in the Randstad
Ron Seesing
Ron Seesing
05:36 10 Oct 19
The English Course is perfect to improve my English for business purpose. Great teacher Rose Hook who is very helpfull with great excercises. The course takes place at beatifull locations. I strongly recommand this course.
Tomas Beerthuis
Tomas Beerthuis
09:11 29 Sep 19
I warmly recommend The English Center and in particular Rose! Rose is a fantastic teacher who easily uncovers areas of improvement, gives great feedback and tailors each session to meet your objectives. Thank you for helping me improve!
Aliina Neep
Aliina Neep
16:07 18 Jul 19
Very happy to have chosen The English Center to improve my business English. Not only have I gained confidence in speaking English, but I've noticed a huge improvement in my pronunciation and vocabulary. Thank you, The English Center!
Melissa Nguyen
Melissa Nguyen
09:55 24 Apr 19
I have private lessons which are tailor made to my learning goals, and I'm very satisfied with the quality of teaching! Highly recommended!
Joanne Schouten
Joanne Schouten
13:47 04 Apr 19
If you want to improve your English skills, the English Center is the place to be. My teacher Daniel was the best, and I am impressed by the personal approach and feedback of the staff. Thank you all for helping me reach my goals.
Francesca Bergamin
Francesca Bergamin
07:53 11 Oct 18
Helpful staff, beautiful and cozy location. The course was created by matching my needs and my teacher Esther did an amazing job. Honestly I am sad that the lessons are finished. I do recommend this school.
Rijk Plasman
Rijk Plasman
05:50 06 Oct 18
Personal approach and modern learning methods.
Isis Caljé
Isis Caljé
13:36 05 Oct 18
I got great feedback on what I need to focus on to reduce my natural accent and sound more American.
John Gl
John Gl
16:39 08 Feb 18
Professional and great place!
Claire Langenhoff
Claire Langenhoff
10:10 06 Feb 18
If you're looking for a place to develop your professional English skills, this is the place to go!
Paul Duizendstra
Paul Duizendstra
08:41 06 Feb 18
Marike is the best.
Koen Feya Koen
Koen Feya Koen
10:14 22 Jun 16
Great teachers, very nice atmosphere and the founders/owners have a very personal approach into setting you up with the right course and helping you get started!
Mario Derksen
Mario Derksen
06:56 15 Apr 16
The English Center outsources their MailChimp newsletter at Mailhouse Rock. Each time a pleasure to work with Brenda/Michael!
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