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English for professionals - Writing Courses

Duration: 12 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 Nestor).
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.

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      

Entry test

In order to establish your current writing level in English, we would like you to send us three pieces of writing from your own working environment. Whenever possible, please provide three different types, such as e-mails, reports, formal letters, policy briefs or minutes. They can even be texts that you have already written but have not been edited.

Once you have registered for any of the English Writing Courses for Professionals, please send the three texts to testingunit before 1st November 2019. Please indicate which level you have registered for.


Level Dates Day Time Registration
B2 > B2/C1 27 February 2020 - 14 May 2020 Thursday 09:00-11:00 register online
B2/C1 > C1 25 February 2020 - 12 May 2020 Tuesday 15:00-17:00 register online
C1 advanced 25 February 2020 - 12 May 2020 Tuesday 09:00-11:00 register online
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Student Discount Full
na € 595 € 695

Group Size

Minimum 8 and maximum 10 participants

Course materials

The course leader will provide you with course materials via the Nestor 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.

Lesson Duration

A contact hour lasts 50 minutes (excluding break). Classes start on the hour.

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