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Language courses offered by the University of Groningen Language Centre

Successful communication requires language skills and intercultural understanding. The University of Groningen Language Centre offers courses in a range of languages to a variety of clients: students, staff, companies, government institutions and all others who are interested. Standard or tailor-made to your needs, for groups and individuals.

The University of Groningen Language Centre offers language courses in: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.


Standard Group Courses and Workshops

The course period and teaching days and times for our standard group courses and workshops are determined by the Language Centre. A group course means approximately 16 participants learn a language together.

Group courses focus mainly on speaking and understanding the language, while some of our courses also include some reading and writing. Grammar is only used to help you learn to speak and understand the language. The Language Centre's courses are designed for people who have followed higher education. If you are not sure whether our courses are right for you, please visit our office hours.

Please read more about our organisation of standard courses and enrolling for a standard language course here.


Tailor-made training

Tailor-made courses are designed to meet the participants' needs, both in content and in organizational aspects (starting date, days, times and intensity).

Intensive 5 day Language Courses
The Language Centre also offers special intensive 5 day language courses on demand in Dutch, English, German and Spanish.


Communication Courses

In addition to our language courses, we offer workshops and training in academic , intercultural and business communication skills and effectiveness . We provide standard and tailor-made individual lessons and group courses such as Intercultural Effectiveness Training or a communication course about presenting in Dutch, negotiating in German, job interviews in English or attending a meeting in Spanish.

Online Independent Study: Rosetta Stone

If you want to learn a language independently at the times that suit you best, our Rosetta Stone facilities may be just what you need. Please visit our page about Online Independent Study: Rosetta Stone.


Cannot find the language or course of your choice?

In the past we have also given courses in Italian, Portuguese, Bahasa Indonesia and Frisian. Would you like to follow a course in one of these languages, or a completely different language? Ask about the possibilities.

Interested in a (modern Israeli) Hebrew language course? Please take a look at the website of Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Groningen and contact the study advisor: studieadviseurmos rug.nl.

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