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Summer courses at the Language Centre
Posted on:16 May 2024

At the Language Centre, you can take plenty of courses this summer! Many short courses are planned in which you will be fully immersed in the language and culture.

Behind the scenes at the University Translation and Correction Service  
Posted on:08 May 2024

The University Translation and Correction Service (UVC) offered by the Language Centre works on various translation services. We talked with Elena Lobanov, coordinator of the department, about the importance of human translation compared to artificial intelligence. 

King’s Day theme at the language café!
Posted on:24 April 2024

This coming weekend is King’s Day, and we enjoy celebrating it! Café de las Lenguas is organizing a themed evening about King’s Day and the Dutch language on Thursday. The programme will include traditional Dutch games and a presentation on the history of King’s Day. It promises to be an evening full of fun, with room to expand your cultural knowledge and language skills!

Volg onze nieuwe cursus notuleren
Posted on:27 February 2024

Volg onze nieuwe cursus Notuleer als een speer vanaf 28 maart! Tijdens deze vierweekse workshop op locatie leer je efficiënt notuleren door onze vakkundige docenten. Zij geven tips en feedback om jouw notuleervaardigheden aan te scherpen.

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!

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