About us

The Language & Training Centre (LTC) is the centre of expertise and partner for language testing, language training and (oral and written) communication skills training The LTC is part of Education & Student Affairs of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Our team currently consists of four dedicated permanent employees, supported by a group of some 50 excellent and highly-experienced freelance teachers and trainers.

Our offer and target audience

The LTC offers language tests, language courses and communication skills courses for:

  1. students
  2. employees
  3. others with an academic background (HBO/WO)
  4. businesses

We are specialised in working with and for the highly-educated, with an academic background.
This means that a large part of our complete offer is also open to students from other Dutch universities and HBO institutes, EUR alumni and others with an academic background (HBO/WO).
In addition to our regular courses, we also offer:

  • tailor-made programmes in cooperation with faculties;
  • courses for groups of employees;
  • courses for groups of students;
  • and for businesses.

Individual students and employees are also welcome to contact us.    

  • If you plan to register for a non-beginners language course, you will first need to do an intake to determine your level. This short, oral intake is designed to determine your course advice. This Dutch or Spanish test is free and the result can only be used to register for a Dutch or Spanish course. If you need a level statement, you need to do a language assessment.

    An English intake is for students only. This intake can be used to determine your language proficiency, to register for the adequate English course or to know whether you meet the language requirements needed to apply to a Master's programme. Our intake consists of an oral, written and online test. After taking the test, you receive a level statement that contains information about your current level, as well as a course advice.


    • 2 September - 4 September 2020 (Deadline: 26 August 2020)
    • 23 November - 27 November 2020 (Deadline: 18 November 2020)
    • 8 March - 11 March 2021 (Deadline: 2 March 2021) 
    • 26 April - 30 April 2021 (Deadline: 20 April 2021) 
  • Would you like to improve your language proficiency with the aim to master the next CEFR level? Is it your goal to increase your international career opportunities? Participate in one of the many courses the Language & Training Centre! After successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate. Please note: some faculties accept our language courses as an elective. We offer Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. We also offer courses to improve your academic writing skills. Use our special offer for our Dutch beginners course or our English courses.

    Course periods:

    • 28 September - 3 December 2020 (Deadline: 15 September 2020)
    • 11 January – 18 March 2021 (Deadline: 9 December 2020)
    • 12 April – 24 June 2021 (Deadline: 24 March 2021)