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English Language Courses

Tailor-made Courses

The University of Groningen Language Centre offers English courses for individuals, small groups, companies, government institutions and many others. Tailor-made courses are designed to meet the participants' needs, both in content and in organizational aspects. The starting date, days, times and intensity will be tailored to your needs. We can also provide in-company courses. Please read more about tailor-made courses or contact the Language Centre to set up a meeting.

Standard Courses and Courses for University Staff

The Language Centre offers standard English group courses in several language skills: general skills, oral skills, writing skills and specific language skills. Please use the menu or the overview below to select the English language course of your choice.

English Language Skills Course
General Language Skills
(speaking, writing, reading and listening)
Oral and Writing Skills
English Courses for University Staff: Language and Culture Policy (LCP)


Examples of other possible courses

  • Communicative Skills for Managers of an International Team
  • Communicative Skills for Secretaries
  • English as a medium of instruction - teaching an international group
  • Improving your English - Secretaries
  • Improving your English - Service Desk staff

Your Level: Mandatory Office Hour

It is important that you enroll in a course at the right level. Therefore we would like to ask you to have your level tested during our English office hours. Please bring your advice card with you when enrolling at our Office, or send a scan of the advice card to

When should I go to the office hours?

  • If you have not taken a Language Centre English course before

Who should not go to the office hours?

  • If you have already taken a Language Centre English course, you can register using the advice card the teacher gave you at the end of the course.

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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