From basic to advanced
Everybody knows that English is an important language. Billions* of people worldwide speak and understand English. You will become one of them soon! You already know some English because you hear people sing in English on the radio, you hear people speak English in films and in games and you have probably already had some lessons in English in primary school*. The level* of English that most Dutch* children have when they start secondary school* is A1, that means basic level.
There are six levels in total:
Your goal is to go from basic level to pre-intermediate by the end of your second year. After that you will strive to become an intermediate student and, depending on your level of education, to become a reasonably to very advanced user of English so you will be well prepared for HBO or university education.
Words are the building blocks* of any language. Grammar can be seen as the mortar*. Words + grammar build a base for mastering a language.
*Wordlist: Billions = miljarden
primary school = basis school
level = niveau
Dutch = Nederlandse
secondary school = middelbare school
building blocks = bouwstenen
mortar = cement