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Please find below an overview of the permanent staff and on-call lecturers of the University of Groningen Language Centre English Section.

Annet Huisman
Annet Huisman

Annet Huisman

  • Head of the English Section
Jennifer van der Zijden
Jennifer van der Zijden

Jennifer van der Zijden

  • Secretary for the English section and Testing Unit
  • englishsection@rug.nl
  • testingunit@rug.nl

'There are so many nationalities, so many different insights and so incredibly much that we can all learn from each other!'

Arnoud Thüss
Arnoud Thüss


Arnoud Thüss

  • Lecturer in English
Carla da Silva
Carla da Silva

Carla da Silva

  • Lecturer in English
Carole Fuller
Carole Fuller

Carole Fuller

  • Lecturer in English
David Henebury
David Henebury

David Henebury

  • Lecturer in English

'Variety is the spice of life, and it is also an essential ingredient in an inspiring language lesson. A mixture of passion, enthusiasm, humour, creativity and above all knowledge all helps to make learning English both rewarding and fun.'

Diane Black
Diane Black

Diane Black

  • Lecturer in English
Dianna Dignum
Dianna Dignum

Dianna Dignum

  • Lecturer in English
Emilia Johnson
Emilia Johnson

Emilia Johnson

  • Lecturer in English
Emily Carvalho
Emily Carvalho

Emily Carvalho

  • Lecturer in English
Estelle Meima
Estelle Meima

Estelle Meima

  • Coordinator Testing and Assessment
  • Lecturer in English

'I am a puzzler by nature and love to experiment with techniques that not only aid but also motivate students in their language learning. I am forever interested in new techniques and experimenting with teaching methods, forms of assessments or computer assisted language learning.'

Geeske Huttenga
Geeske Huttenga

Geeske Huttenga

  • Lecturer in English
Grazyna Drzazga
Grazyna Drzazga

Grazyna Drzazga

  • Lecturer in English
Guus Drentje
Guus Drentje

Guus Drentje

  • Lecturer in English - PUC Faculty of Medical Sciences Groningen

'I now work at the Language Centre, lecturing English to international students from Saudi Arabia...''

Hans Veenkamp
Hans Veenkamp

Hans Veenkamp

  • Lecturer in English
James Doherty
James Doherty

James Doherty

  • Lecturer in English

'For me teaching is all about enthusiasm, inspiration and motivation blended with a generous helping of creativity. '

Jane Mahoney
Jane Mahoney

Jane Mahoney

  • Lecturer in English
Janene van Loon
Janene van Loon

Janene van Loon

  • Lecturer in English
  • Course Coordinator

'M y area of expertise at the Language Centre is teaching "Academic Skills in English.'

Kendra Hare
Kendra Hare

Kendra Hare

  • Lecturer in English
Margaret McKinney
Margaret McKinney

Margaret McKinney

  • Lecturer in English
  • Coordinator: English for International Business; English for Economics and Business English; Academic Writing for Honours College students.

'My key interests are integrating computer assisted language learning and task-based activities.'

Marrit Faber
Marrit Faber

Marrit Faber

  • Lecturer in English
  • Teacher of Dutch for non-native speakers
Matthew Drury
Matthew Drury

Matthew Drury

  • Lecturer in English
Miryam Wijnhoven
Miryam Wijnhoven

Miryam Wijnhoven

  • Lecturer in English
Nienke Houtzager
Nienke Houtzager

Nienke Houtzager

  • Lecturer in English
Piet van der Laan
Piet van der Laan

Piet van der Laan

  • Lecturer in English

'I am very passionate about what I do and I honestly believe that I teach one of the most important skills in the world.'

Ruben Comadina Granson
Ruben Comadina Granson

Ruben Comadina Granson

  • Head of the Modern Foreign Languages Section
  • Lecturer in English and Spanish

'Having lived and studied both English and Spanish in the Americas, I am fully aware of the importance of language learning and cultural competency to bridge barriers in today’s global society.'

Vera Cornax
Vera Cornax

Vera Cornax

  • Lecturer in English
Wim Tommassen
Wim Tommassen

Wim Tommassen

  • Lecturer in English

'If people can understand each other, they will reject conflict and work together more closely.'

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