English courses for staff

Would you like to improve your English language skills? The Language & Training Centre (LTC) has developed a number of courses specifically aimed at employees of Erasmus University
Rotterdam. These courses focus on speaking and writing skills, with separate programmes for academic staff and for support staff. With this distinction we are able to ensure you that you
will learn what is really useful for you in your job.

The A2 and B1 courses consists of fourteen weekly sessions of 2,5 hours each. The B2 and C1 courses consists of eight weekly sessions of 2,5 hours each. The final exam will take place on the last day of the course (see schedule below). One course level will have been covered by the end of this course, A2, B1, B2 or C1.

Which course levels are offered?

Please take a look at our full range of English for EUR staff:

Speaking and Writing skills for staff A2 | from A1 to A2

The goal of this course is to improve the level of both your written and oral skills up to level 
A2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference. You will practise a variety
of work-related writing activities like: learning how to greet, telephoning, asking for help or
advice, exchanging information, making an appointment and writing a short email or text. 

  • To be admitted to this course both your current level of oral and written skills need to be at A1As proof of this entrance level we accept: the A1 result of an LTC English assessment.
  • You can register for this course by filling in the enrolment form on the website of TOP Training. 
Course scheduleCourse day & timeLocation
Speaking & writing skills A2Will be offered again in January 2018Erasmus University
Campus Woudestein

The enrolment deadline for the course(s) mentioned above is Sunday 1 October. 

 

Speaking and Writing skills for staff B1 | from A2 to B1

The goal of this course is to improve the level of both your written and oral skills up to level
B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference. You will practise a variety
of work-related writing activities like: telephoning, giving a report on meetings, conducting
small talk, asking questions, presenting visual information, improving general grammar and
vocabulary, welcoming visitors in formal and informal situations and writing emails. 

  • To be admitted to this course both your current level of oral and written skills need to be at A2. As proof of this entrance level we accept: the A2 result of an LTC English assessment
  • You can register for this course by filling in the enrolment form on the website of TOP Training. 
Course scheduleCourse day & timeLocation
Speaking & writing skills B1Will be offered again in January 2018Erasmus University
Campus Woudestein

The enrolment deadline for the course(s) mentioned above is Sunday 1 October. 

 

Speaking skills for staff B2 | from B1 to B2

The goal of this course is to improve the level of oral skills up to level B2 according to the
Common European Framework of Reference. You will practise a variety of work-related
speaking activities like: greeting and introductions in formal and informal situations,
conducting small talk, discussing various subjects, asking for and giving opinions,
telephoning, giving short presentations, giving information and directions, holding
and chairing meetings and intercultural communication. 

  • To be admitted to this course your current level of oral skills need to be at B1As proof of this entrance level we acceptthe B1 result of an LTC English assessment.
  • You can register for this course by filling in the enrolment form on the website of TOP Training.
Course scheduleCourse day & timeLocation
Speaking skills B2Tuesdays | 09.30 - 12.00 hours
Period: 17 October - 5 December 2017

If necessary an extra class on 12 December 2017

Erasmus University
Campus Woudestein

The enrolment deadline for the course(s) mentioned above is Sunday 1 October. 

 

Writing skills for staff B2 | from B1 to B2

The goal of this course is to improve the level of written skills up to level B2 according to the
Common European Framework of Reference. You will practise a variety of work-related writing
activities like: giving opinions in writing, using linking words, improving cohesion in writing,
making good paragraphs, editing your English in general and enhancing grammatical structures. 

  • To be admitted to this course your current level of written skills need to be at B1. As proof of this entrance level we accept the B1 result of an LTC English assessment.
  • You can register for this course by filling in the enrolment form on the website of TOP Training.
Course scheduleCourse day & timeLocation
Writing skills B2Thursdays | 09.30 - 12.00 hours
Period: 12 October - 30 November 2017

If necessary an extra class on 7 December 2017

Erasmus University
Campus Woudestein

The enrolment deadline for the course(s) mentioned above is Sunday 1 October. 

 

Speaking skills for staff C1 | from B2 to C1

The goal of this course is to improve the level of oral skills up to level C1 according to the
Common European Framework of Reference. You will practise a variety of work-related
speaking activities like: improving presentation and discussion techniques, dealing with
questions, using voice and non-verbal language, presenting visuals and giving feedback. 

  • To be admitted to this course your current level of oral skills need to be at B2. As proof of this entrance level we accept: the B2 result of an LTC English assessment.
  • It is not possible to register for this course, since it is fully booked. 

 

Writing skills for staff C1 | from B2 to C1

The goal of this course is to improve the level of written skills up to level C1 according to the
Common European Framework of Reference. You will practise a variety of work-related writing
activities like: structuring your writing, giving facts and opinions, writing several letters and
invitations, giving good and bad news, writing questionnaires, information sheets, and proposals
and reporting results. 

  • To be admitted to this course your current level of written skills need to be at B2. As proof of this entrance level we accept: the B2 result of an LTC English assessment.
  • You can register for this course by filling in the enrolment form on the website of TOP Training.  
Course scheduleCourse day & timeLocation
Writing skills C1Thursdays | 09.30 - 12.00 hours
Period: 12 October - 30 November 2017

If necessary an extra class on 7 December 2017

Erasmus University
Campus Woudestein

The enrolment deadline for the course(s) mentioned above is Sunday 1 October. 

 

Teaching in English C1 | for academic staff

The goal of this course is to improve the level of oral skills up to level C1 according to the
Common European Framework of Reference. C1 is the level needed to obtain for the
University Teaching Qualification. You will practise a variety of speaking activities that will
improve your lecture skills, like: using appropriate language use in various situations,
presenting facts and figures, enhancing discussion techniques, using visuals and identifying
techniques (interrupting, (dis)agreeing, summarizing). 

  • To be admitted to this course, you have to be a university lecturer at EUR. Furthermore, your current level of oral skills needs to be at B2. As proof of this entrance level we acceptthe B2 result of an LTC’s English assessment.
  • You can register for this course by filling in the enrolment form on the website of TOP Training.
Course scheduleCourse day & timeLocation
Teaching in English C1Wednesdays | 13.30 - 16.00 hours
Period: 11 October - 29 November 2017

If necessary an extra class on 6 December 2017
Erasmus University
Campus Woudestein

The enrolment deadline for the course(s) mentioned above is Sunday 1 October. 
 

What is the course fee for English for EUR employees?

Rate 1: employees 

Rate 2: others 

€ 550,- (for the B2 and C1 courses)not applicable
€ 962,50 (for the A2 and B1 courses)not applicable

 Which rate is applicable to you? Read on.

Good to know

  • These courses are only accessible for staff of Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus MC
    and Erasmus University College.
  • The course materials are included in the course fee. You will receive a confirmation letter
    with further details when the course starts.
  • Course participants are expected to spend approximately three hours a week on course
    preparation and self-study. This is a guideline: some may need more time.
  • Our groups are small: the minimum number of participants is 8, the maximum is 10.
    Please note that the LTC reserves the right to cancel this course when the required minimum
    number of participants hasn’t reached.
  • Attendance is not compulsory, but advisable. Please note that the final exam will take place
    during the last class. In order to pass the course, you should be present on that particular day.
  • A certificate is awarded to participants when passing the course.
  • Read our requirements and general terms and conditions carefully before registering.

How to register

To be admitted to one of the courses for EUR employees, please take a look at the admissions requirements of the course of your choice.

You can enrol for a course by filling in a digital enrolment form on the website of TOP for employees. Please note: you should receive a confirmation directly after your enrolment.
If not, please contact us via ltc@eur.nl.