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Last chance to register
Posted on:22 February 2024

Arabic, Chinese, German, English, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Ukrainian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

Improve your academic writing skills! 
Posted on:08 February 2024

Do you want to improve your academic writing skills? Attend our academic writing courses, starting in March! We offer a seven-week English course scheduled from 13 March to 17 April,  and a two-week course for native Dutch speakers , to be held with a session on 5 March and one on 12 March.

New: online Ukrainian beginners course
Posted on:29 January 2024

In March, the University of Groningen Language Centre will offer a Ukrainian beginners course for the first time. The course is completely online and will introduce you to the Ukrainian language and culture. The enthusiastic and experienced teacher Yuliya Kazanova, is a Ukrainian native speaker and a scholar of contemporary Ukrainian literature.

Improve your TOEFL score with the exam preparation course!
Posted on:18 January 2024

Do you want to feel confident and prepared on your TOEFL test day? Our new three-week exam preparation course will prepare you to take the official TOEFL iBT® Test, the most widely accepted English language test for international students and professionals. 

Workshop Helder schrijven
Posted on:11 January 2024

(For native speakers of Dutch) Leer in deze 3-uur durende workshop hoe je makkelijk leesbare teksten schrijft.

Take an intensive winter course
Posted on:19 December 2023

Kick 2024 off to a good start by following an intensive course in Dutch, English, German, Italian, or Spanish in January!

How to deal with AI in language teaching?
Posted on:11 December 2023

For a while now, it has been virtually impossible to imagine writing without AI. After all, is there anyone who still writes without using an automatic dictionary? And is there anyone who does not translate their sentences using an online translator? Now that AI has been rapidly evolving, it is only a matter of knowing how to make the best use of these new technologies. We asked Jane Mahoney, English teacher and programme coordinator at the Language Centre, about how they deal with AI in the English department when it comes to language teaching.

Special anniversary discount on a selection of courses!
Posted on:04 December 2023

This year, the Language Centre is celebrating its 35th anniversary! To mark the occasion, we are offering an exclusive anniversary discount for one month. You will now receive a 10% discount on a selection of language courses.

Intensive Dutch courses in January
Posted on:29 November 2023

Our intensive Dutch courses start again in January. In an intensive course, you have lessons several times a week, allowing you to work intensively on your Dutch language skills in a short period.

‘Blik op Werk’ quality label extended
Posted on:17 November 2023

The University of Groningen Language Centre has retained its Blik op Werk quality standard for Dutch language courses as part of civic integration. To continue using the quality standard, the Language Centre had to pass an audit assessing the pass rate for participants in Staatsexamens, the working methods, the quality of staff and customer satisfaction.

Dutch, English, Swedish and Spanish courses start in November
Posted on:23 October 2023

Check out the November course schedule and register!

Collaboration UG Language Centre and SVIN for Swedish language courses
Posted on:16 October 2023

With the combined expertise of both institutes, two fast-paced beginner's level courses Swedish will be on offer. The courses will be taught by teachers from the SVIN following the standard format of the Language Centre.

UG's Language Centre responds to the need for qualified Dutch teachers with training programme
Posted on:02 October 2023

In February 2024, the University of Groningen Language Centre will launch its training programme in teaching Dutch as a second language (NT2). This teacher training programme will prepare participants for a career in NT2 adult education. The training programme will be taught by experienced and qualified NT2 teachers of the Language Centre.

UG Language Centre to be first official TOEFL test centre in the Northern Netherlands
Posted on:21 September 2023

As of September, the University of Groningen Language Centre is a recognized ETS Certified Test Administrator Services (CTAS) centre and is authorized to administer the official TOEFL iBT® and GRE® Tests. This makes the University of Groningen the only institution in the Northern Netherlands to administer those tests.

A few days left to register
Posted on:12 September 2023

Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish courses about to start!

UG’s Language Centre uses research into healthy ageing for courses
Posted on:28 August 2023

Recent research has shown that learning a foreign language can delay the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and prevent or reduce feelings of depression in later life. To further research these results, the Bilingualism and Aging Lab (BALAB) was founded at the UG. Seyit Gök, department head of the English section of the Language Centre, is a member of BALAB. Observing the positive effects that the language course had on the participants, he decided to bring the research into practice by offering language courses to people aged 60 and above.

New languages in our course range: 한국어 en Português!
Posted on:13 July 2023

We are expanding our course range with beginner courses in Korean and Portuguese. Have you always wanted to learn one of these languages? Then sign up for a course at the University of Groningen Language Centre today!

Hanna Végh has won the Gerrit Krol Award 2023!
Posted on:15 June 2023

The third edition of the Gerrit Krol Award has been won by Hanna Végh with her essay Taal als breekijzer (language as a crowbar). As a reward she will receive a monetary prize of €2,000 and her essay will be published on the literary blog Tzum. The jury considers her essay captivating, directional, and very convincing.

Which language course will you take this summer?
Posted on:08 June 2023

In June, July and August, we again offer plenty of summer courses! You can enrol for Dutch, Italian, Spanish and English courses. Check out our full summer offer now and register.

Genomineerden Gerrit Krolprijs bekend!
Posted on:05 June 2023

Uit alle inzendingen voor de derde editie van de Gerrit Krolprijs heeft de jury drie essays genomineerd. De genomineerde studenten zijn: Tobias Postma, Emke Sijtsma en Hanna Végh! Op woensdag 14 juni 2023 wordt de winnaar bekendgemaakt tijdens de feestelijke prijsuitreiking.

Summer schedule Dutch courses
Posted on:03 May 2023

In the period from June until August, the Language Centre offers intensive Dutch summer courses. Check out our range of summer courses !

New: English for healthy ageing
Posted on:18 April 2023

In light of the research available on the impact of language learning on geriatric diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, the University of Groningen Language Centre will initiate language courses specifically developed for people over the age of 60 in 2023. This project will be executed in collaboration with BALAB and the Municipality of Groningen.

Gerrit Krol Award: write the best essay and win € 2,000!
Posted on:04 April 2023

Will you write the best Dutch essay on the theme 'De taal als breekijzer'? Then you are the winner of the Gerrit Krol Award! The Language Centre and the study of Dutch Language and Culture at the UG cordially invite you to enter the third edition of the Gerrit Krol Award essay competition.

Apply for the Summer School on Intercultural Competence
Posted on:22 March 2023

Do you help others develop their intercultural competence? And do you want to further your ability to engage with cultural diversity in your classroom? Then the Summer School on Intercultural Competence is for you.

Schedule Dutch courses
Posted on:17 March 2023

Would you like to learn Dutch or improve your Dutch language skills? Check out the course range for the coming period below and sign up.

Language and Culture Database
Posted on:09 March 2023

Now easily check which language and intercultural skills are expected in your job!

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