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 ten weekly sessions of 2,5 hours each. The final exam will take place after the last day of the course. One course level will have been covered by the end of this course.

Which course levels are offered?

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

  • 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.
    • This course is only offered at request. Please contact us via 010-4081997 or ltc@eur.nl.
  • 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.
    • This course is only offered at request. Please contact us via 010-4081997 or ltc@eur.nl.
  • 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 digital enrolment form.
    • The enrolment deadline for this course is Sunday 12 January 2020.
    Course scheduleCourse day & timeExam dateLocation
    Speaking skills 
    B2
    Thursdays | 10.00 - 12.30 hours
    Period: 23 January - 26 March 2020
     
    2 April 2020

    Erasmus University
    Campus Woudestein

     

  • 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 digital enrolment form.
    • The enrolment deadline for this course is Sunday 12 January 2020.
    Course scheduleCourse day & timeExam dateLocation
    Writing skills 
    B2

    Tuesdays | 10.00 - 12.30 hours
    Period: 21 January - 24 March 2020

    31 March 2020

    Erasmus University
    Campus Woudestein

     

  • 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.
    • You can register for this course by filling in the digital enrolment form.
    • The enrolment deadline for this course is Sunday 12 January 2020.
    Course scheduleCourse day & timeExam dateLocation
    Speaking skills 
    C1

    Tuesdays 10.00 - 12.30 hours
    Period: 21 January - 24 March 2020

    31 March 2020

    Erasmus University
    Campus Woudestein

  • 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 digital enrolment form.
    • The enrolment deadline for this course is Sunday 12 January 2020.
    Course scheduleCourse day & timeExam dateLocation
    Writing skills 
    C1

    Tuesdays | 13.30 - 16.00 hours
    Period: 21 January - 24 March 2020

    31 March 2020

    Erasmus University
    Campus Woudestein

     

  • 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 B2As proof of this entrance level we acceptthe B2 result of an LTC’s English assessment.
    • This course is only offered at request or via Community for Learning & Innovation. Please contact us via 010-4081997 or ltc@eur.nl.

     

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    • For the A2 &B1 courses you will receive a proposal since the courses are tailor-made.
    • The course fee for the B2 &C1 courses is € 650,-
    • If a course registration doesn't reach the minimum amount of participants (6), the following prices will apply:
      • 5 participants: € 749,- 
      • 4 participants: € 895,- 
      • 3 participants: € 1.095,-
    • These courses are only accessible for staff of Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus MC and Erasmus University College.
    • To be admitted to a staff course, you have to be in the possession of language assessment statement or a certificate of a previous level.
    • The English courses are offered three times a year (October-December / January-March / April-June)
    • 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 two 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 6, 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. 
    • A certificate is awarded on request to participants when passing the course.
    • Read our requirements and general terms and conditions carefully before registering.
  • 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.