Online training courses
We offer some of our courses online. Below we explain what you can expect from an online course at the Language Centre.
We offer two types of online courses: regular online group courses and self-study courses with online sessions. To take part in an online course, you need a desktop or laptop with a good internet connection. You also need a webcam and a microphone. You do not have to download any software in order to participate.
Regular online group courses
Regular online group courses are taught at set days and times on Kultura Classroom, a comprehensive and secure program that is fully integrated with the UG’s online learning environment. This program includes features such as document sharing, instant messaging, screen sharing, and break-out rooms. This allows us to use a variety of interactive teaching methods in the online classroom.
During these courses, you will receive plenty of personal attention from the teacher, and everything revolves around group instruction. The emphasis during the lessons is on interaction with the other participants.
Self-study courses with online sessions
We offer three courses in this format:
These courses focus on self-study. There are no group lessons, though there will be several interactive group sessions with a teacher and some of your fellow participants. These sessions take place via Skype. The sessions are not scheduled on fixed days and times, but are organized in consultation with you so that you can attend regardless of your time zone. Participants from all over the world take part in these courses!
Online doesn’t mean alone!
Online teaching doesn’t mean that you will be learning alone, as we create an online community. During the course, you will receive plenty of personal attention from the teacher, you will work alongside other participants and everything revolves around group instruction. The emphasis during the lessons is on interaction with the other participants.
We have chosen the best tools for our training courses from the UG’s wide range of online tools. There are tools for splitting a class into smaller groups, for providing feedback and for recording and sending short presentations. We use these tools to allow our online communities to take shape in an informal, interactive way.
What you need
To join the lessons, you need a desktop or laptop with a good internet connection. You also need a webcam and a microphone. You do not have to download any software in order to join the course. Please remember to buy the required course material if this is indicated on the course page.
If you have any more questions, please contact us at languagecentre rug.nl.
We hope to see you soon in the online classroom!
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