English

Learning a new language will open new worlds

Do you need to learn English for your future career? Are you going to study in an English speaking country or doing an internship? Or would you simply like to make yourself understood during your next trip? The Language & Training Centre (LTC) will help you get there! Please take a look at our full range of English for participants with an academic background (HBO/WO): 

    • An English intake determines the language proficiency of students and consists of an oral, written and test. After taking the test, you receive a level statement that contains information about your current level, as well as course advice. You can use the test results to register for a language course at the LTC, to show your faculty that you meet the language requirements needed for an exchange programme or to apply to a Master's programme.

    • An English assessment determines your language proficiency in a much more comprehensive way than an intake. After taking the assessment, you will receive a level statement with a short report that contains information about your current level and possible improvements. A distinction between oral and written skills is made. The results of this assessment can be used to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (BKO), to prove your English proficiency for the dual language policy (EUR employees) or to show your employer that you meet the necessary language requirements. Assessments are normally conducted by appointment. In the case of EUR employees there are four possibilities per year.

    • An ITP-TOEFL test is a variation of a TOEFL test. The results of this test are only valid within Erasmus University Rotterdam. This test result can be used to show that your language level is sufficient to be accepted into a degree programme that is taught in English, or to go on an exchange programme. Please note! This test can’t be used as an entry test for our language courses.

    • This is an English for Academic Purposes course. The main aim of this B2.1 course is to equip participants with skills so that they can function quite confidently when using English in different academic and also non-academic situations. English B2.1 consists of ten weekly sessions of 3 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. One course level will have been covered by the end of this course.

    • This English for academic purposes course is a continuation of the course English B2.1.  The main aim of this course is to equip participants with skills so that they can function quite confidently when using English in largely, but not exclusively, in academic situations. English B2.2 consists of ten weekly sessions of 3 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. One course level will have been covered by the end of this course.

    • This English for academic purposes course is a continuation of the course English B2.2. It aims to prepare students who need English for academic studies at an advance level. English C1.1 consists of ten weekly sessions of 3 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. One course level will have been covered by the end of this course.

    • Weekly English course  for EUR-staff, with final exam and a certificate.
      The following levels are offered:

      • Speaking and writing skills for staff A2 (from A1 to A2)
      • Speaking and writing skills for staff B1 (from A2 to B1)
      • Writing skills for staff B2 (from B1 to B2)
      • Speaking skills for staff B2 (from B1 to B2)
      • Writing skills for staff C1 (from B2 to C1)
      • Speaking skills for staff C1 (from B2 to C1)
      • Teaching in English C1 (academic staff)

      More information about the English courses for staff can be found here.

    • Refresher sessions English for EUR-staff without final exam, but with attendance certificate. The following levels are offered:  

      • Refresh your speaking skills B2
      • Refresh your writing skills B2
      • Refresh your speaking skills C1
      • Refresh your writing skills C1

      More information about the English refreshers sessions for staff can be found here.

    • As a student or employee of Erasmus University you are able to purchase a one-year licence for the online program of Rosetta Stone, via which you can independently learn the English language. Online learning either could be used to start from scratch or for keeping your language skills up-to-date. Please note that it does require discipline and persistence. In Rosetta Stone you may find exercises for all language skills, such as speaking, listening, reading and writing. Licences can be bought throughout the year. 

      • There is no final exam and you won’t receive a certificate.
      • More information about the online course English can be found in our factsheet.
      • Go directly to our webshop & get your licence.
    • Would you like to improve your English language skills but don’t you have time to do this during the academic year? Don’t hesitate: register for our summer English course! During this more intensive course, you can complete one target level in two weeks instead of 10 weeks.  The summer course consists of nine daily sessions of 3 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. One course level will have been covered by the end of this course, B2.1, B2.2 or C1.1.

      • With final examination and certificate.
      • More information about the Summer course (B2.1/B2.2/C1.1) can be found in our factsheet.
      • At this moment you can't register for our Summer course. 
  • The Language & Training Centre also offers tailor-made courses on request for faculties, departments, students or businesses. Tailor-made can be divided into:

    • Individual

      It is possible to schedule individual classes under the guidance of an experienced teacher.
      During an intake we will discuss your aims and preferences and assess your current level.
    • Group

      On demand we can organise courses for small or large groups from 3 participants on.
      On the basis of your aims and preferences, and of its participants, a special course will be arranged.

    For more information about tailor-made assessments and courses, please contact us via ltc@eur.nl.
    In order to be able to give you more detailed information, we ask you to clearly mention your language of preference and your aims and preferences.