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English for professionals - Writing Courses

Duration: 10 weeks
Study load: 10 x 2 contact hours + self-study (+/- 20 hours)
Online Support: All participants will receive online support through a specially prepared learning environment (in Brightspace).
Target groups: Staff of the University of Groningen, the University Medical Center Groningen and the universities of applied sciences in the three northern provinces as well as business professionals who would like to improve their English writing skills. This course is not intended for students.

Effective writing is an important skill in any professional setting. Whether you are writing extended emails or official letters, policy briefs or business reports, internal memorandums or website content, you need to know how to tailor your writing style to suit these different types of documents.

This course provides a dynamic, practical and skills-based training for your career. Working in small groups and using a hands-on approach, you will improve your writing skills and strengthen your confidence to use English in various situations.

Learning goals

  • Developing writing skills for different audiences and in different contexts across a variety of genres
  • Increasing clarity, accuracy and coherence in written texts
  • Expanding vocabulary
  • Improving overall writing skills based on your needs    

Check your writing level

In order to establish your current writing level in English, we would like you to upload three pieces of writing from your own working environment. If possible, please provide three different types, such as e-mails, reports, formal letters, policy briefs or minutes (in total of approximately 500 words). They can be texts that you have already written but have not edited. These texts should also not be template emails, letters or forms.

Please upload your texts here.


View the schedule and registration via the links below:

These courses will be taught in person in the city centre of Groningen.

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Student Discount Full
na € 610 € 675

Group Size

Minimum 8 and maximum 10 participants

Course materials

The course leader will provide you with course materials via the Brightspace online learning environment of the University of Groningen. Additional handouts will be distributed during the sessions.


After successful completion of the course, a certificate of participation will be awarded. A minimum of 75% attendance is required.

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