B2 Lessons - Upper-Intermediate Course

At the upper-intermediate English level, fluency comes within reach. With the right help, you can overcome communication barriers and thrive in an English-speaking environment.

Unfortunately, this level is tricky because you must go from factual information and familiar situations to abstract ideas. As a result, communication becomes nuanced and complex - this is why so many learners study with a tutor to help guide them to fluency.

If you stick with it and reach level B2 in English, you can comfortably work with colleagues and clients from all backgrounds. Moreover, you’ll be equipped to handle almost any presentation or report at your job or university courses. 

Improve your skills and conquer B2 English with Promova!

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Learners will be able to

01.
Understand speech in many contexts

Comprehend standard spoken language in different contexts for both familiar and unfamiliar topics. Navigate personal, social, academic, and vocational life.

02.
Read with confidence

Adapt reading style and speed to different texts and purposes. Use a broad active reading vocabulary, mostly needing references to understand rare idioms and specialized jargon.

03.
Clearly communicate ideas

Use the language fluently to discuss various general, academic, vocational, or leisure topics. Convey content of complex texts and build key points on ideas.

04.
Work on plans and solutions

Develop other people’s ideas and pose questions to invite reactions and different perspectives. Propose plans and problem-solving activities. 

05.
Evaluate and make arguments

Write clear, detailed texts related to your area of interest, evaluating and combining information from a range of sources. Clarify arguments and opinions of others.

06.
Identify common goals

Collaborate with people from different backgrounds and offer support where necessary. Discuss shared goals and make suggestions about achieving them. 

What you’ll learn in our B2 Upper-Intermediate English courses

You can handle complex topics within your area of interest at the Upper-Intermediate level of English. You’ll learn to fluently articulate your ideas and collaborate with others to make suggestions during discussions on various subjects.

Some of the topics covered in our B2 level English program include:

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Conversational topics

  • Positive experiences, hopes, and aspirations.
  • Neatness and messiness. Differences in personality. 
  • Progress and what success means to you.
  • Luck and choice. Mistakes made in the past.
  • Market trends - basic marketing, advertising.
  • Research and degrees of truth. Characteristics.
  • Life improvement and acquiring new skills.
  • Ability and performance. Discussing talent and genius.
  • Ambitions and emotional impact of events.
  • Change and overcoming difficulties it brings.
  • Problems, challenges, and annoyances in daily life.
  • The natural world and life forms in different habitats.
  • Exploration - new discoveries in space or the ocean depths.
  • Personality types - strong characteristics and feelings.
  • Decision-making. Assessing ideas and arguments.
  • Professional relationships. Teamwork and support.
  • New technology and its impact on life and people.
  • Willingness and unwillingness to do things.
  • The future of communication and human connection.
  • Unexpected fame and handling strange situations. 
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Grammar topics

  • Past and Present habits.
  • Comparative structures - adjective and adverb use.
  • Superlative structures. Ungradable adjectives.
  • Relative pronouns. Reduced relative clauses.
  • Present participles (the -ing form).
  • Adding emphasis: so… that, such… that, even, only.
  • Reflexive pronouns; pronouns with other/another.
  • Real Conditionals - the if clause and the result clause.
  • Mixed conditionals: alternatives to if.
  • Reported Speech with modal verbs.
  • Gerund and infinitives after adjectives, pronouns, and nouns.
  • Infinitives after verbs with and without objects.
  • Modal-like expressions with to be.
  • Future forms - 4 future verb tenses.
  • Verbs after prepositions - using Gerunds.
  • Causative Verbs - make, cause, allow, etc.
  • Passive forms - indicating a change of state.
  • Passives with modals; Passive infinitives.
  • Adverbs with adjectives and other adverbs.
  • Counting words - making non-count nouns countable.
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Classes for B2 English

Promova offers two tutoring programs for online B2 English lessons:
Individual lessons
  1. 1x1 time with a certified tutor who helps you develop an individual learning plan
  2. Direct conversational practice with a native-like speaker
  3. Immediate feedback and correction of your mistakes
  4. Topics and subjects tailored to your personal interests
  5. Flexible schedule with 25-, 50-, and 90-minute lessons
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Group classes
  1. Lessons in friendly groups averaging 3 learners 
of the same level
  2. Focus on teamwork and collaboration during exercises
  3. Lots of conversational practice with fellow 
learners
  4. Pace and program designed for overall group progress
  5. Motivating atmosphere of mutual learning and support
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What are the lessons like

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Expand Your Horizons

You’re likely comfortable using English in your career and daily life at this stage. However, B2 learning will require you to go past familiar territory and conquer new topics. You’ll work with your tutor to create a roadmap for what you want to learn based on your goals and ambitions.

You will enrich your already solid grammar with comparative structures and advanced causation. This will help you comfortably talk about change and abstract topics such as decision-making.

To summarize, your B2 lessons will focus on expanding your command of language beyond familiar topics to help set you up for success.

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Build Comprehension

As a B2 learner, you already have enough speaking confidence to express your thoughts and ideas. However, going further will require you to make arguments, assess opinions, and clarify the views of others during discussions. 

Moreover, you must have the independence to break the fluency barrier. This means no longer having to look things up. You must understand context and nuance, have a strong active vocabulary, and no longer need much help to make sense of the things you read or hear.

Of course, you’ll need guidance from your teacher and hours of focused learning to get there, but intuitive comprehension of English is well worth it in the end.

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Learn From Experience

Practice makes perfect, and you should be comfortable taking the floor at this stage. This means learning to research and craft powerful presentations to help others understand your points. It also means writing about various topics with increasingly complex lines of argument.

To succeed, you need not only an excellent command of English but also communication skills and clarity of thought. Experience can help you master the language and fluently express yourself in different situations.

For this reason, your B2 lessons won’t follow a rigid structure. Instead, they will adapt to your needs in the moment, creating room for spontaneous expression.

Meet some of our Upper-Intermediate English Tutors

Carlos
Sana
Loryn
Ladan
Alireza
Clark
Sana

Carlos is a very helpful, lively and open-minded English instructor. During his over 5 years of teaching, he has stolen hearts of a lot of students around the world - they all want to stay with Carlos after the first several lessons. If you're looking for someone who would be not only your learning mentor but also a close friend whom you can discuss things with, you're in the right place. Carlos is exactly the kind of English language tutor whose classes are relaxed, easy, and interesting - but still ensure progress. He can offer a lot of online games, varied tasks, and new ways to do things.

Carlos is a very helpful, lively and open-minded English instructor. During his over 5 years of teaching, he has stolen hearts of a lot of students around the world - they all want to stay with Carlos after the first several lessons.

If you're looking for someone who would be not only your learning mentor but also a close friend whom you can discuss things with, you're in the right place. Carlos is exactly the kind of English language tutor whose classes are relaxed, easy, and interesting - but still ensure progress. He can offer a lot of online games, varied tasks, and new ways to do things.

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We call Sana a Universal English tutor because she specializes in general English, business English, and exam preparation. You want it? She can most certainly do it! She has worked as a teacher for the past 12 years. Conversational abilities are a top priority for her, and she maintains an open mind and purpose in her life.Her online classes are really popular among students who are looking for steady balanced progress in all areas. Whether it's learning grammar, writing or listening - all aspects of language and skills are covered in her lessons. And all of this is accompanied by snippets of film, pieces of music, and even information from the scientific community - she is very open-minded indeed.

We call Sana a Universal English tutor because she specializes in general English, business English, and exam preparation. You want it? She can most certainly do it! She has worked as a teacher for the past 12 years. Conversational abilities are a top priority for her, and she maintains an open mind and purpose in her life.

Her online classes are really popular among students who are looking for steady balanced progress in all areas. Whether it's learning grammar, writing or listening - all aspects of language and skills are covered in her lessons. And all of this is accompanied by snippets of film, pieces of music, and even information from the scientific community - she is very open-minded indeed.

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Loryn is an incredibly positive and approachable teacher. She started teaching English online in 2018, whilst simultaneously studying psychology. Loryn found that the combination of her teaching qualification and her psychology degree really complimented each other.She creates a comfortable and warm learning environment for students where they are eager to grow and develop their language abilities through the use of conversations. Loryn believes that a successful lesson is one whereby students explore and challenge their abilities, where they laugh and learn and are by no means afraid of making mistakes.

Loryn is an incredibly positive and approachable teacher. She started teaching English online in 2018, whilst simultaneously studying psychology. Loryn found that the combination of her teaching qualification and her psychology degree really complimented each other.

She creates a comfortable and warm learning environment for students where they are eager to grow and develop their language abilities through the use of conversations. Loryn believes that a successful lesson is one whereby students explore and challenge their abilities, where they laugh and learn and are by no means afraid of making mistakes.

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Ladan is a very hardworking, lively and responsible CELTA certified English instructor. She has been working as a teacher for more than 13 years and has stolen hearts of a lot of students in different ages – many of them stayed with Ladan for several years.If you’re looking for someone who would be not only your learning mentor but also a close friend who you can discuss things with, you’re in the right place. Ladan is exactly the kind of English language tutor whose classes are full of different activities and fun as she will offer a lot of varied tasks and new ways to do things to ensure progress.

Ladan is a very hardworking, lively and responsible CELTA certified English instructor. She has been working as a teacher for more than 13 years and has stolen hearts of a lot of students in different ages – many of them stayed with Ladan for several years.

If you’re looking for someone who would be not only your learning mentor but also a close friend who you can discuss things with, you’re in the right place. Ladan is exactly the kind of English language tutor whose classes are full of different activities and fun as she will offer a lot of varied tasks and new ways to do things to ensure progress.

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Alireza loves his awesome students, teaching and soccer. He’s from Iran and has 12 years of teaching experience. He says that his mission is to give students a voice to express themselves and every student feels an incredible vibe in class and gets even more motivated learning English inspired by Alireza.Alireza confesses that he enjoys teaching IELTS most of all, also he’s awesome at teaching General and Business English. He’s a Celta certified teacher and a PhD student at the moment. Alireza has always been taking care of his students and will come with the best assignments to help you achieve your goals.

Alireza loves his awesome students, teaching and soccer. He’s from Iran and has 12 years of teaching experience. He says that his mission is to give students a voice to express themselves and every student feels an incredible vibe in class and gets even more motivated learning English inspired by Alireza.

Alireza confesses that he enjoys teaching IELTS most of all, also he’s awesome at teaching General and Business English. He’s a Celta certified teacher and a PhD student at the moment. Alireza has always been taking care of his students and will come with the best assignments to help you achieve your goals.

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Born and raised in the United States, Clark Murad comes from a multiracial family therefore he can empathize with students from different countries and loves helping with their pronunciation and accent. Clark uses visual materials, games and always chooses relevant and up-to-date topics for his lessons. So if you are looking for a fun and interactive tutor, he is the perfect fit.Clark Murad’s lessons are full of energy and speaking practice. He is a proud father of two daughters and has a very patient and compassionate approach in his lessons.

Born and raised in the United States, Clark Murad comes from a multiracial family therefore he can empathize with students from different countries and loves helping with their pronunciation and accent. Clark uses visual materials, games and always chooses relevant and up-to-date topics for his lessons. So if you are looking for a fun and interactive tutor, he is the perfect fit.

Clark Murad’s lessons are full of energy and speaking practice. He is a proud father of two daughters and has a very patient and compassionate approach in his lessons.

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Reviews from our learners

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Deanira MonroeOct 12, 2022

At the end of the business course, I have begun to understand English better. My conversational skills have also improved, and the memories of my business vocabulary have been refreshed. The classes were very interesting every time and included a variety of ways to learn the language. My tutor was an energetic, highly qualified, and intelligent person who was able to easily interest a student.

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Larieka92.17Apr 10, 2022

I studied on Promova and took an upper intermediate course. I liked everything very much. The training program is effective. The teaching staff is competent. I will definitely come to the next level. Thank you for the high-quality services rendered.

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Romhilde KempfFeb 9, 2022

I want to thank Promova Company, where I studied English (Intermediate and Upper-intermediate levels) and was very pleased with the result. Special thanks to our teacher! Classes were always active and interesting, with an individual approach. And the grammar, with which I had problems, the tutor explained very clearly. Thanks again!

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dominique_st-jacquesJun 22, 2022

I really liked the textbook, the course, and the teachers. Thanks to this, vocabulary, grammar, and language skills really develop. It is also good that there is an opportunity to adjust the schedule of classes and time. Thanks.

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Hanna YakovenkoJul 28, 2022

Impressions about the company are only positive. The English course was very interesting. There were clear textbooks and a pleasant team. I was taught to speak! I'm going to continue my studies at Promova, only at a different level.

Frequently asked questions

Who is this course for?

The B2 English language level helps learners add nuance and complexity to their existing skills. Therefore, you should only take the B2 course if you have a strong enough command of English and want to forge toward fluency. 

At this point, you should build grammatically correct sentences, express your opinions, and navigate topics within your area of interest. From there, your certified tutor can help you fluently articulate your ideas, collaborate with others, and understand English in various contexts.

Is B2 English level fluent?

Fluency exists on a continuum, and the B2 English language level indicates you can effortlessly communicate with native speakers. You can have complex conversations, talk about abstract ideas, and bring conditions into the mix. 

Furthermore, you can support discussions and identify common goals with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Taking English lessons for the upper-intermediate level helps you transition from factual information to the world of ideas and arguments. 

In short, B2 is a huge stepping stone toward fluency and effortless communication in English.

How to get from B2 to the C1 level?

In general, learners need 100-120 hours of guided practice to go from one language level to the next. However, this is often more difficult for B2 students transitioning to C1 because these levels already show good mastery of the language. 

Firstly, write a lot. Even on social media - Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin - these sites can help you learn new topics and expand your vocabulary. Secondly, practice talking about ideas and making arguments. Read about ideas and subjects outside your immediate knowledge and expertise.

Lastly, have as many deep conversations as possible with native-like speakers. This can mean talking to foreign friends on the internet, joining a speaking club, or learning with your tutor on Promova. You must practice to the point where you can comfortably think in English without help.

What can you do at the B2 level?

At the Upper-Intermediate level, you can handle any situation as long as it falls in your area of interest. For example, you can succeed in your professional environment, study abroad, and navigate problems in a foreign country. Moreover, you can get your points across and have written correspondence with friends and colleagues. 

However, you might still have difficulties with spontaneous situations and topics outside your experience. For example, following extended speech about unfamiliar specialized subjects may be difficult. You may also find it tough to mediate conversations, mainly if some speakers use a lot of colloquialisms and unfamiliar expressions.

What you need to know for B2 level English

B2 English is your ticket to a successful personal and professional life in an English-speaking environment. At this point, you can function and succeed at international companies and foreign institutions. 

You need firm command of grammar and an extensive vocabulary that applies to many situations. Furthermore, B2 also indicates that you are comfortable talking about choices and consequences - which means a good command of English and communication as a whole.