Students

Would you like to improve your Dutch or (academic) English, please contact language institute Babel. They offer courses in other foreign languages, for instance if you want to prepare for an internship abroad or your future career. You may also choose to get individual feedback from the language teachers. Most courses offer a 25% discount if you are a UU student. Have a look at the conditions on http://www.babel.nl/uu/.

* For this course/workshop you can use your voucher. 

Language courses (several courses)

Besides English and Dutch there are ten other languages you can learn at Babel: Arabian, Chinese, German, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

Costs: may vary for each course

Length and frequency: may vary for each course

Course provider: Babel

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Language courses 'Dutch for foreigners'

Costs: may vary for each course

Length and frequency: may vary for each course

They offer courses for:

  • General Dutch
  • Dutch for State Exam
  • Dutch for German Speakers
  • Dutch for Doctors and Dentists

Course provider: Babel

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Course ‘Presenting in English’

Costs for UU students: €371,25 (this is already including a 25 % discount. Check the conditions on http://www.babel.nl/uu/)

Length and frequency

  • 2 days
  • This course is offered at a minimum frequency of four times a year

Brief content of the course
The course will focus on various aspects of giving a presentation: 

  • opening
  • closing
  • signposting the organisation
  • referring to visuals
  • handling questions
  • adopting the right body language
  • involving the audience

They will also look at useful language for the different aspects of a presentation in English.

Course provider: Babel

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Short courses

Course 'Academic Writing: Style' *

Course fee: € 75,-

Length and frequency:

Brief content:

  • Formal versus informal English
  • Avoiding wordiness
  • Sentence structure
  • Using a consistent style
  • Other style issues (vagueness,
  • biased language, repetitiveness)

Course provider: Babel

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Course 'Academic Writing: developing vocabulary' *

Course fee: € 75,- 

Length and frequency:

Brief content:

  • Vocabulary learning strategies
  • What is academic vocabulary?
  • What is a collocation?
  • Mining texts
  • A personalized vocabulary system

Course provider: Babel

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Course 'Academic Writing: cohesion and clarity' *

Course fee: € 75,-

Length and frequency:

Brief content:

  • Dealing with linking words
  • How to make a text
  • intrinsically cohesive
  • Punctuation
  • Adding emphasis

Course provider: Babel

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Course: 'Academic Writing: common pitfalls' *

Course fee: € 75,-

Length and frequency:

Brief content:

  • Common grammar mistakes
  • Grammar workshop
  • Common vocabulary mistakes
  • Common style mistakes

Course provider: Babel

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Personal feedback on style and use of language *

Course fee: € 75,-

Length and frequency:

Brief content:

You hand in some of your own writing and receive feedback on:

  • grammar
  • style
  • vocabulary
  • strategies for editing your text

Course provider: Babel

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