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Speaking and writing courses

General information


The course levels are described in terms of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This is a reference framework developed by the Council of Europe that provides a basis for comparing language proficiency levels and interpreting test scores.

Rate Categories

Student rate

Bachelor’s and Master’s students, and exchange students of the University of Groningen and the universities of applied sciences in the 3 northern provinces. Students must show their student card when they register

Discount rate

  • Staff of the University of Groningen, the University Medical Center Groningen and the universities of professional education in the 3 northern provinces
  • PhD students, postdocs, et cetera of the University of Groningen

Full rate

Other interested parties

Allowance for UG students and staff

The University of Groningen partly or wholly pays for conversational courses up to B1 for international students, PhDs' and postdocs. Read if this applies to you here. Please note that this group needs to follow a different registration procedure.

Student workload

‘Studyload’, in the course description, indicates the number of hours a student is expected to spend on the course. A studyload of 28 hours equals 1 ECTS credit point.

Attendance certificate

At the end of a course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have attended 75% of the lessons.

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