Would you like to improve your Dutch or (academic) English? Or do you want to learn other foreign languages? Take a look at these courses:

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

Besides English and Dutch there are ten other languages you can learn at Babel: Arabic, 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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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
  • Speech Therapy (how to pronounce Dutch sounds)

Course provider: Babel

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Costs for UU students: €371,25
(this is already including a 25 % discount. Check the conditions on http://www.babel.nl/university-utrecht/?lang=en)

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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Costs for UU students: €108,75,-
(this is already including a 25 % discount. Check the conditions on http://www.babel.nl/university-utrecht/?lang=en)

Length and frequency

  • Online course
  • It is aimed to last 8 weeks, however you will have access to the course for a period of three months.
  • The advised self-study load is 5 to 6 hours a week.

Brief content of the course
It is aimed to those who wish to achieve Dutch level A1- in a short period of time.

At the end of the course, you will:

  • be able to understand Dutch in basic, everyday situations.
  • have built up some basic vocabulary and
  • be able to produce simple phrases

Course provider: Babel

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Online courses - English

Course fee: € 93,75,-
(this is already including a 25 % discount. Check the conditions on http://www.babel.nl/university-utrecht/?lang=en)

Admission requirement
This package deal is applicable if you have at least level B1 CEF score for the language structures, writing and self-assessment components. To ensure you have the required level,please complete the online English Placement Test from Babel.

Length and frequency:

  • Online course: 3 modules.
  • You will have access to each modules for a period of eight weeks.

Brief content:
The package includes the following modules:

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar; Verb tenses
  • Grammar; Word order, preposition, phrasal verbs, adjectives and adverbs

Each course covers several modules dealing with different language issues and offering a wide variety of language activities to improve your skills.

Course provider: Babel

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Course fee: € 41,25,-
(this is already including a 25 % discount. Check the conditions on http://www.babel.nl/university-utrecht/?lang=en)

Admission requirement
This course is applicable if you have at least level B1 CEF score for the language structures, writing and self-assessment components. To ensure you have the required level, please complete the online English Placement Test from Babel.

Length and frequency:

  • Online course: 1 course of 8 weeks.
  • You will have access to this course for a period of three months.

Brief content:
This online course focuses on:

  • Revising your knowledge of vocabulary
  • Analysing strategies for learning and consolidating new vocabulary
  • Learning new expressions and word combinations, more commonly known as collocations
  • Helping you to sound more polite
  • Learning functional language phrases
  • Improving your fluency and boosting your confidence when speaking or writing in English

Course provider: Babel

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Course fee: € 41,25,-
(this is already including a 25 % discount. Check the conditions on http://www.babel.nl/university-utrecht/?lang=en)

Admission requirement
This course is applicable if you have at least level B1 CEF score for the language structures, writing and self-assessment components. To ensure you have the required level, please complete the online English Placement Test from Babel.

Length and frequency:

  • Online course: 1 course of 8 weeks
  • You will have access to this course for a period of three months.

Brief content:
Three modules cover the verb tenses focusing on:

  • Present
  • Past
  • Future

Firstly, you identify the tenses from a text, song or dialogue. Then the grammar is explained followed by a variety of different exercises to practise.

Course provider: Babel

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Course fee: € 41,25,-
(this is already including a 25 % discount. Check the conditions on http://www.babel.nl/university-utrecht/?lang=en)

Admission requirement
This course is applicable if you have at least level B1 CEF score for the language structures, writing and self-assessment components. To ensure you have the required level, please complete the online English Placement Test from Babel.

Length and frequency:

  • Online course: 1 course of 8 weeks.
  • You will have access to this course for a period of three months.

Brief content
Four modules cover:

  • Word order
  • Prepositions
  • Adverbs
  • Adjectives
  • Phrasal verbs

Firstly, you watch a movie, listen to a dialogue or read a text to introduce the grammar point, then the theory is explained, followed by a variety of different exercises.

Course provider: Babel

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Short courses

Course fee: € 75,-
(this is already including a 25 % discount. Check the conditions on http://www.babel.nl/university-utrecht/?lang=en)

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 fee: € 75,- 
(this is already including a 25 % discount. Check the conditions on http://www.babel.nl/university-utrecht/?lang=en)

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 fee: € 75,-
(this is already including a 25 % discount. Check the conditions on http://www.babel.nl/university-utrecht/?lang=en)

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 fee: € 75,-
(this is already including a 25 % discount. Check the conditions on http://www.babel.nl/university-utrecht/?lang=en)

Length and frequency:

Brief content:

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

Course provider: Babel

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Course fee: € 75,-
(this is already including a 25 % discount. Check the conditions on http://www.babel.nl/university-utrecht/?lang=en)

Length and frequency:

  • 1 session of 1 hour
  • These sessions are offered all year round

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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