The University of Groningen Language Centre will offer new training courses for University of Groningen staff members and other professionals in English and Dutch as of October 2019. Both a speaking course and a writing course in Business English will be taught as well as a course in Business Dutch, intended for non-native speakers of Dutch. Through these training courses, the Language Centre aims to support professionals in realizing their ambitions in an international setting.
Getting your language skills up to a professional level is a must in order to successfully navigate the international market. The Language Centre is a one-stop shop for training courses in various languages as well as intercultural competences and has distinguished itself as a market leader. Head of the Language Centre’s English Section, Berna de Boer, says: “There’s an increasing demand within the University for specific language courses for professionals. That’s why we’ve decided to provide communication training courses in English and Dutch for professionals, in addition to the various courses in 14 languages that we already have on offer. Each professional setting is different: effectively writing policy documents requires a different skill set than successfully negotiating with a native speaker of English. Our training courses for professionals aim to help them to realize their goals in the workplace, with better language skills and more confidence.”
Business English – speaking courses
For those who want to increase their confidence in speaking and effectively give presentations or attend meetings in English. Starting dates: 11 and 14 November 2019.
Business English – writing courses
The aim is to help the participants to successfully write emails, policy documents, reports and other business communications. Starting dates: 13 and 14 November 2019.
Business Dutch (for non-native speakers)
For those who work in a Dutch company and want to increase their confidence, as well as master the “dos and don’ts” of Dutch in the workplace. Starting date: 7 October 2019.
Registration for the training courses can be completed via www.rug.nl/languagecentre. The Language Centre organizes open office hours in English, Dutch and other languages every week, in which potential participants can determine their starting level.
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