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Updated Online Portal Academic Communication Skills

11 April 2017

The recently updated online portal Academic Communication Skills of the University of Groningen Language Centre offers you support in practising and improving your academic communication skills in specifically writing and presenting. On the portal, you will find simple ‘how-to’ videos and links to various relevant resources. You will also find links to useful courses. All this information is available online and is for free!

For whom?

This portal is relevant for all who need to present and write at an academic level: Bachelor, Master and PhD students.


The accompanying Nestor site offers extra useful websites and various exercises both in Dutch and English. Currently, this is only available for University of Groningen students


Academic writing and presenting skills are essential in higher education and therefore require appropriate attention. During your studies, you will have to write essays, research reports and Bachelor and Master's theses, and you will have to give presentations on a variety of subjects, possibly in another language than your own. This may not be easy, as there are many issues which must be addressed:

  • structuring information
  • drafting a thesis proposal
  • building a logical argument
  • writing a paper
  • presenting a research proposal.


The University of Groningen Language Centre also offers courses in a range of languages to a variety of clients, such as English Academic Skills Courses:

  • English Academic Writing Skills
  • Publishing in English
  • Standard English Group Courses (CEFR level B1 to C1 and higher)

Enter the Portal!

The online portal is available for free in English and Dutch:

Last modified:01 September 2023 09.58 a.m.
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