To offer our students the opportunity to prepare for an international career, Erasmus University College (EUC) cooperates with the Language and Training Centre to offer optional language courses.
Each language course will be offered over the duration of a semester, allowing for the practice and rehearsal that are key in mastering a new language from scratch. Besides joining in groups of up to twelve students for weekly language sessions under guidance of the instructor, we expect our students who take a language course to invest a lot of time in preparation, discussions with their fellow language students and self-study.
Currently, courses are offered in German, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch, all at a beginners level, which are aimed at:
- Daily conversation: to develop the ability to speak and understand daily conversations, such as greeting people, asking the way, buying in the shops, visiting friends etc.
- Phonetics: to develop the essential skills of pronouncing speech sounds.
- Basic grammar: to learn cases of substantive, aspects and times of verbs, to build up the ability to formulate simple sentences.
- Reading and writing.
Students who successfully conclude these entry courses will also have access to language courses at more advanced levels. Furthermore, in case the student successfully completes the language course, EUC will reimburse the course fee (excluding costs for intake, reading materials, and the exam fee) up to €300,- per year.
Besides these language courses, you will also be immersed in a multilingual student body where you will have ample opportunity to interact with other students who speak a multitude of languages.