Basic skills

In the Basic Skills module, students learn the foundations of correct language use. The module teaches all relevant theory and includes an inexhaustible number of exercises and practice tests, based on the CEFR levels B1, B2 and C1 and the Cambridge Learner Corps. The summative language tests from Hogeschooltaal test the Basic Skills.


  • Present simple
  • Present continuous
  • Present perfect
  • Present perfect continuous
  • Past simple
  • Past continuous
  • Past perfect
  • Past perfect continuous
  • Future
  • Future continuous
  • Future perfect
  • Future perfect continuous
  • Future in the past


  • Irregular verbs
  • Modals
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Imperatives


  • Word order
  • Negations
  • Questions
  • Question tags
  • Passives
  • Conditional clauses
  • Relative clauses
  • Main clauses
  • Subordinate clauses
  • Non-finite clauses
  • Direct and indirect speech
  • Focus
  • Punctuation
  • Words


  • Nouns: plurals
  • Nouns used only in the
  • singular or plural
  • Personal pronouns
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Reflexive pronouns
  • Reciprocal pronouns
  • Demonstrative pronouns
  • Indefinite pronouns
  • Determiners: articles
  • Determiners: quantity
  • Prepositions
  • Gerunds
  • Genitive
  • Adjectives & adverbs
  • Comparisons


  • Basic rules
  • Doubling of consonants
  • Pitfalls
  • British vs. American English


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“I’m really happy with Hogeschooltaal’s independent study approach! This programme helps students learn languages in a fun and effective way. Every degree programme should invest in it!”

Lecturer Fontys University of Applied Sciences


“I’m happy with the Hogeschooltaal team (just as in previous years). For example, our questions are always answered correctly or investigated for us and the team is easy to reach (including during tests). In short, a great partnership!”

Lecturer Arnhem and Nijmegen University of Applied Sciences


“For me, Hogeschooltaal is a great guide to better language teaching! With Hogeschooltaal, I see that students’ language proficiency improves. Seeing that every practice session improves their proficiency also motivates them. It’s a good standard foundation!”

Lecturer The Hague University of Applied Sciences


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