PhD candidates and researchers

Dutch for work and study
Number of sessions:
 16 x 2,5 hours
Duration: 8 weeks
The evening course "Nederlands voor Werk en Studie" helps you improve your command of Dutch, raising it from beginner’s level to CEFR B2. You are free to choose how many courses to take and what level you ultimately want to achieve.

Dutch for work and study sprint
Number of sessions: 16 x 2,5 hours
Duration: 8 weeks
Native speakers of German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or Afrikaans can take the accelerated programme of the evening course "Nederlands voor Werk en Studie" (Dutch for Work and Study). This 8-week course allows you to improve your level in Dutch from beginner’s level to CEFR level A2, or from A2 to B1.

Editing Services  
Number of sessions: In consultation 
Duration: In consultation 
The editing service is available for master's students and PhD candidates who want help to improve the English or Dutch in their thesis or dissertation. The editing service provides feedback on the accuracy, clarity, and style of your writing in English or Dutch.

Everyday Dutch Course on Saturday
Number of sessions: 8 x 2,5 hours
Duration: 8 weeks
A practical, semi-intensive language course focusing on Dutch for everyday situations. Within 4 months you learn the basics of Dutch (CEFR level A2). ‘Everyday Dutch’ is an e-learning course: you only have one lesson per week, and practise a lot at home and online.

Dealing with the Media (Dutch)  
Number of sessions: In consultation   
Duration: In consultation  
In Dealing with the Media, you will acquire the skills to deal with the press smartly. With this media training under your belt, your confidence will grow: alongside an extensive repertoire for delivering your message convincingly you will be well equipped to answer even the most searching questions. 

Presenting (Dutch)  
Number of sessions: In consultation   
Duration: In consultation   
On this course, you will learn how to convey your message in a relaxed, engaging and convincing manner. Discover how to handle tension and how to come across as confident and assured. You will acquire the skills that enable you to hold the attention of your audience and respond effectively to questions. At the end of the course, your audience will see a speaker with self-confidence, who delivers a clearly structured narrative.  

Professional Dutch
Number of sessions: 16 x 2,5 hours
Duration: 16 weeks, 1 class a weeks
If your command of Dutch is already pretty good, this course will help you to take your academic writing and presenting skills to a higher level. The course focuses on advanced writing skills such as writing formal letters, essays, and other assignments. You also develop your presenting skills in Dutch.

Understanding Dutch in participation councils
Number of sessions: 10 times 1 hour, plus self-study
Duration: 26 weeks
If you play an active role in employee participation, it’s important to be able to follow the discussion in Dutch and understand the associated written documents. The course ‘Understanding Dutch for Employee Participation’ helps you develop the skills you need. Participants receive individual coaching from an experienced teacher every two weeks for six months. In addition, you receive personal feedback on your assignments in the customised self-study modules. Level: B1 upwards.

Advanced academic writing for PhD researchers 
Number of sessions: 5 x 3 hours
Duration: 2 weeks
This course involves you working with your own texts. You receive extensive feedback on your academic writing in English and learn new ways of expressing complex ideas in well-structured English sentences. This allows you to write in a more varied way.

Concise formulation
Number of sessions: 3 x 3 hours
Duration: In consultation
This is an intensive academic English course for PhD students at an advanced stage of writing their dissertation. The small-group course focuses on how to express yourself concisely and effectively. This will make your academic texts more attractive to read, without compromising on precision.

Editing Services 
Number of sessions: In consultation
Duration: In consultation
The editing service is available for master's students and PhD candidates who want help to improve the English or Dutch in their thesis or dissertation. The editing service provides feedback on the accuracy, clarity, and style of your writing in English or Dutch.

English Pronunciation workshop (advanced) 
Number of sessions: 2 x 1 hour 
Duration: In consultation 
This module is intended for advanced learners who are already at C1 level in English but would like to improve their pronunciation still further. The module provides you with tailor-made assignments and exercises to help you raise your level to C2.

Introduction to Academic Writing in English
Number of sessions: 6 x 2 hours
Duration: 3 weeks
In this course you learn to write a well-structured and coherent academic text in English on the subject of your research, according to the stylistic conventions of your discipline. You will also gain insight into your own grammatical strengths and weaknesses, and learn ways to tackle your own stumbling blocks.

Presenting and Pitching your research 
Number of sessions: 5 x 2,5 hours 
Duration: 5 - 7 weeks 
If you are scheduled to speak at an international seminar, then you will need to use English at the very highest level. You can work on improving this skill in our multi-session workshop, Presenting and pitching your research in English. You’ll learn how to present information clearly and correctly while keeping the needs of your international audience in mind.

Pronunciation for PhD Researchers 
Number of sessions: 4 x 3 hours
Duration: 4 weeks
The online course 'English Pronunciation in a Global World' can be accessed via the online platform FutureLearn.

Tutorial PhD
Number of sessions: 3 hours a week
In consultation
This tutorial provides customised support for PhD candidates who are writing their dissertation in English. This support is specifically aimed at the quality of the candidate’s academic English and always occurs in consultation with the supervisor.

Writing a Scientific Article
Number of sessions: 8 x 3 hours
Duration: 8 - 10 weeks
The workshop offers you a step-by-step approach to improving your own article. You’ll first decide on the best structure for your article. Then you’ll work on your sections and paragraphs, and finally we’ll focus on fine-tuning your sentences and sentence structure. You’ll find scientific writing in English to be easier than ever thanks to our tried-and-true approach.

Writing a Research Proposal
Number of sessions: 6 x 2 hours
Duration: 6 - 8 weeks
On this course you will go through all the steps of writing a sound research proposal in English. You will receive comprehensive feedback on aspects such as problem definition and relevance.