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ENG 0A (CEFR A1/A2 > A2)

Elementary level
Duration:26 hours (13 or 7 weeks).
Studyload:Each week: 2 or 4 hours of teaching and 2-4 hours of independent study.
Audience: Participants who have at least gone through all of the Duolingo English exercises or equivalent and who are able to communicate the basics in English. You understand about 20% of the content of TV programmes. (CEFR level A1/A2 reading, listening and conversation).
NOTE : To be able to register, it is required that you have your language level evaluated through our English Office hours or have taken a previous Language Centre English course.

Course Material   

  • PLEASE NOTE: The course material is available with a standard discount on the Study Store website > Rijksuniversiteit Groningen > RUG Talencentrum.
  • The course material is not included in the course fee and is not available at the Language Centre.
  • New Language Leader - Elementary (coursebook + MyEnglishLab access)
    Publisher: Pearson
    ISBN: 9781447961451
  • The book, New Language Leader, and its online counterpart My English Lab, are both required. Together, they aid students in developing their English skills in speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as well as vocabulary and grammar. The subscription to the online lab is valid for almost two years, so students can continue to improve their English skills even after the General English Skills course is completed.


You will also be using online course material in Nestor, the blackboard learning environment of the University of Groningen, as well as Google Drive and Google Docs, for which you will need a student RUG mail account or a Gmail account.


Soon we will schedule this level for the first time! At this moment we are working on our schedule, subscribe to the Language Centre Newsletter to be the first to here when this course will start.


Student Discount Full
€ 230 € 355 € 390
Optional Rosetta Stone account for online independent study: € 100

Using a Rosetta Stone account besides a language course

It is possible to use a Rosetta Stone account for online independent study besides one of our language courses, with the advantage that the account can be used after the course to keep working on your language skills. Please note that a Rosetta Stone account is not compulsory for our language courses and will not be used by the teacher.

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