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Language courses

Organisation of Standard Courses

CEFR level

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

Target Group / Office Hours

The Language Centre's courses are designed for people who have followed higher education. If you are not sure whether our courses are right for you, please visit our office hours.

For some language courses, it is strongly recommended or even mandatory (Dutch and English) to attend the office hour and speak to a teacher. During that meeting the teacher will determine which course is most suitable for you.

Language of Instruction

The target language is the language of instruction as much as possible. When necessary, the course is taught in Dutch and/or English, depending on the members of the group and the teacher.

Course Materials

On each course page there is a description of the course material. The course material is not included in the course fee. The course material is not available at the Language Centre, unless stated otherwise on the course page.

Group Size

There is a maximum of 16 participants in each group, unless otherwise indicated in the course description.


An intern may attend our courses, but always under the supervision of the teacher.

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.

Course Locations

At the moment, all of the courses at the Language Centre are taught online via Blackboard Collaborate. Read here everything you can expect from an online language course.

Once the courses can again be given on-site, they will be held as much as possible in the University buildings in the city centre of Groningen. However, sometimes we have to use different locations due to a lack of available rooms. Locations may also change for part of the course period. As room timetables are always announced very late, we will not be able to inform you of where your course will take place until less than a week before the start of the course. Here is an overview of the various course locations:

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