English: Individual coaching

Are you interested in improving your spoken English or pronunciation and prefer not to do so in a group? Is spelling a problem for you or do you feel that your texts are not sufficiently professional? Would you like to be well-prepared for the state exam or another type of exam?

You can work on these skills with help from an instructor, either on your own or in a small group of no more than four people. Throughout the coaching sessions, you can make the necessary adjustments to the learning process in consultation with your instructor. You are expected to have an active attitude to learning.

Please note: due to the COVID-19 situation, we will provide this course in an online setting.

Coaching: for whom?

Coaching is intended for non-native speakers and native speakers. If you are interested in getting coaching, you will always first be invited for an intake. During the intake, we will determine your current level and look at your specific problems. Are you interested in being coached on your writing skills? Please bring a relevant piece of writing to the intake.


Four hours coaching

  • UM students and staff: € 290
  • All other participants: € 360

Six hours coaching

  • UM students and staff: € 435
  • All other participants: € 540

Eight hours coaching

  • UM students and staff: € 580
  • All other participants: € 720

What is included in the packages?

  • an analysis of your learning needs;
  • a proposal for the content of the coaching;
  • 4, 6 or 8 hours of coaching (or a multiple thereof); you will agree on the sessions in consultation with the instructor. You can choose four hour-long sessions, eight half-hour sessions, or longer sessions of one-and-a-half or two hours. If you prefer an e-coaching structure, you can agree with your instructor to conduct the coaching sessions via Skype.
  • feedback on your assignments;
  • referrals to helpful materials, such as books and websites;
  • a final evaluation.

Required material

There are no required course materials. During the coaching sessions, you work with either material you provide yourself or – in consultation with your instructor – a book.

How is feedback provided?

Together with the instructor you will decide on how feedback is provided: face-to-face; via Skype; via email; or a combination of the three options. Please note that you should complete the course within six months of the first session.


Prior to registration, we will invite you for an intake interview. Please make an appointment with our intake team through languages-intake-eng[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl to schedule an intake.

You can start the coaching at almost any time of the year.