Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About us Latest news News News articles

Recognition of specialized NT2 teacher-training programme

UG Language Centre responds to growing demand
02 September 2016
Course in Dutch for non-native speakers

The Language Centre of the University of Groningen is the only institution in the northern Netherlands to provide a recognized specialized teacher-training programme in Dutch for non-native speakers (NT2).

This is the Language Centre’s response to the growing demand for teachers of Dutch for non-native speakers. The increasing numbers of refugees coming to the Netherlands have resulted in long waiting lists at recognized institutions elsewhere in the country. Margaret van der Kamp, coordinator of the NT2 specialization at the Language Centre: ‘We were getting more and more inquiries about specialized NT2 teacher-training courses. Such specialized courses did not exist in the northern Netherlands, so we decided to use our knowledge and expertise in this field to develop one. We can now proudly announce that our training programme has been recognized by BVNT2 (Beroepsvereniging van docenten Nederlands als tweede taal), the professional association of teachers of Dutch as a second language.’

Successful start in February

Pending this recognition the programme already started in February 2016, with a doubly positive result: not only was the programme recognized, some of the course participants have already found jobs as teachers at institutions in the northern Netherlands. The recognized programme will start in late September, and there are still a few places available. For more information, the entry requirements and to register, see

More information

Language Centre
Margaret van der Kamp (coordinator of the NT2 specialization) and Birgit Lijmbach
tel. 050 363 5802

The Language Centre – for language and culture

The Language Centre of the University of Groningen (UG) provides courses and training programmes in modern foreign languages, Dutch for native and non-native speakers, communication skills and intercultural competences. It also offers services in the fields of translation and correction, testing and assessment. The Language Centre services are available to staff and students of the University of Groningen as well as companies, government institutions and private individuals. Courses can be offered in groups or individually, in standard or tailored forms.
Last modified:12 March 2020 9.41 p.m.
printView this page in: Nederlands

More news

  • 29 November 2022

    Science Shops: bridging the gap between university and society

    Science shops. What kinds of things can you buy there? A knowledge sandwich? A wisdom smoothie? Bacteria on demand? It is not clear to everyone what science shops have to offer. And yet, they play an important role for society, researchers, and...

  • 29 November 2022

    European grant for research on informal economies

    Dr Francesco Giumelli, associate professor of International Relations and International Organizations at the Faculty of Arts, and Dr Pim Geelhoed, associate professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the Faculty of Law, are participating...

  • 28 November 2022

    Constructief gesprek RUG en DINGtiid over toekomst Fries aan de universiteit

    Bestuursvoorzitter Jouke de Vries en decaan van de Faculteit der Letteren Thony Visser hebben maandag gesproken met voorzitter Jan Koster en bestuurslid Alex Riemersma van DINGtiid, het adviesorgaan voor de Friese taal. Zij hebben overlegd over de...