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  • Academic presentations course for PhD-candidates and employees. (PhD-4)

    EN

    This course covers the wide range of issues that need to be considered when conducting or preparing to give conference presentation in English. This course is open to PHD-candidates, employees and external clients.

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  • Academic writing for Master’s and PhD Students

    EN
    Other courses - Academic writing for Master’s and PhD Students

    In an academic writing course, you’ll learn how to express yourself using formal, precise and nuanced language. The language centre offers a general PhD course for PhD and master’s students in all disciplines. We also offer IMRaD courses for master’s and PhD students in Psychology, Biomedical Sciences and Health Sciences.

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  • Academic writing: Online PhD writing 1 and 2

    EN
    digital nomad Sabrina Bos

    'The reason why I chose the Language Centre was because the course was an online one. It turned out to be a very stimulating and positive experience, not in the least because of the input of an enthusiastic mediator (Neill Wylie). The course is for different levels of PhD’s, novice as well as more experienced. I am confident this course helps me to further improve my academic writing skills!’

    Marlies Schillings | PhD student and Teacher Bewegingswetenschappen | Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

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  • Arabic language course

    AR
    Other courses - Arabic Language course  (Dubai)

    Would you like to learn Arabic, or would you like to refresh your knowledge and take it to a higher level? This course, divided into three modules, goes from beginner to intermediate level. You’ll learn to communicate in different situations, including work, study and holiday.

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  • Chinese language course

    CH
    Alumni Circle China

    Would you like to learn Chinese, or would you like to refresh your knowledge and take it to a higher level? This course, divided into two modules, is for beginner and basic knowledge levels. You’ll learn to communicate in different situations, including work, study and holiday.

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  • Dutch (language course)

    NL
    Other couses - Dutch for German speakers, four modules

    If you study or work at Maastricht University or elsewhere in the region, you may want to learn Dutch for social reasons, or your boss may require it of you as a working language. This means you will need a level of Dutch that lets you communicate confidently and reasonably accurately. Our communicative approach helps you interact with relative ease and comfort in your everyday social and work interactions.

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  • Dutch for German speakers

    NL
    Language courses

    This Dutch course, divided into five modules, is for beginner, intermediate and proficiency levels and for different situations, including work, studies or holidays. You’ll focus on improving your speaking and listening skills as well as on grammar, reading and writing to support the learning process. The course consists of two-hour group lessons,  twice per week for 7 weeks or once per week for 14 weeks.

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  • Dutch: B@sic Dutch (students only)

    NL
    Lunchplek_Coffeelovers

    'I would definitely recommend this course to other students! It is really helpful to get a feeling for the Dutch language. The small groups and the variety of exercises make the classes really enjoyable.'

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  • Dutch: B@sic Dutch for German speakers (students only)

    NL
    Life@UM_students_couleur locale

    Are you starting your studies at Maastricht University but don’t speak Dutch yet? Then this is the perfect course for you. In seven weeks, you will learn basic Dutch with a focus on speaking and listening skills.

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  • Dutch: medical Dutch, online

    NL
    Other courses - Dutch: Medical Dutch, online coaching

    Have you obtained the bachelor ITM degree at Maastricht University, but not completed your secondary education in the Dutch language, and you would like to follow a medical master’s degree in Dutch (which is exclusively open to students with a bachelor's degree in Medicine from Maastricht University)? If so, you will have to follow a course in medical Dutch, in addition to passing the NT2 State Exam of Dutch as a second language, programme II (Staatsexamen NT2, programma II). If you wish to follow a course at your own pace and at times that are convenient for you, our course with online coaching could be what you’re looking for.  

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  • Dutch: NT2 staatsexamen, programma II preparation course

    NL

    Do you intend to take the National Examination of Dutch as a Second Language (Staatsexamen NT2, programma II)? Or do you need to take it again? This exam training will help you significantly improve your chances of passing the exam. This is not a Dutch course, but purely an exam training through which you'll learn strategies that are sure to give you a better chance of success. It consists of seven lessons, each lasting two hours. Every lesson requires two to three hours of independent study. 

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  • English: Cambridge English Language Courses

    EN
    Other courses - Cambridge English Language Courses (CFE, CAE, CPE)

    The Cambridge English Exams are internationally recognised exams that can be used to demonstrate that you have the language skills to live, study or work in an English-speaking environment. The courses run over 24 weeks with one two-hour session per week. You’ll also be required to do at least 2 hours of private study each week.

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  • English: Effective communication

    EN
    Other courses - Tailor-made courses, various languages

    The Effective Communication courses focus on helping you become a more confident and fluent user of English. You’ll improve your English skills through practicing a variety of communicative tasks, such as discussions, negotiations, and teamwork reports.

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  • English: Effective communication in University (FASOS only)

    EN

    The Effective Communication courses focus on helping you become a more confident and fluent user of English. You’ll improve your English skills through practicing a variety of communicative tasks, such as discussions, negotiations, and teamwork reports.

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  • English: IELTS Preparation Course

    EN
    International Student Week

    In the IELTS preparation course, you will be familiarised with the examination strategies used in the IELTS test, an English proficiency test recognised by many different organisations across the world. You’ll enhance your writing, speaking, listening and reading skills, and you’ll specifically focus on improving the things that will help you to get a better IELTS score.

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  • French language course

    FR
    Paris

    Would you like to get a basic introduction to French or practise French on a professional level? This course, divided into six modules, is for every level of proficiency. You’ll learn to communicate in different situations, including work, studies or holidays.

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  • French writing skills coaching

    FR
    Other courses - Writing course

    Writing skills tutoring offers you the opportunity to get feedback from a teacher by submitting texts by email. On the basis of the feedback you re-write the text until it is satisfactory. The emphasis of this approach lies in the individual needs of the participant, which of course can be quite varied.

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  • German language course

    DE
    World Cup 2006_Germany_fans_at_bochum

    Would you like to get a basic introduction to German or learn to communicate in German on a professional level? This course, divided into five modules, is for every level of proficiency. You’ll learn to communicate in different situations, including work, studies or holidays.

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  • German language refresher course (UM Alumni only)

    DE + EN

    Increase your business opportunities: Refresh your German!

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  • Italian language course

    IT
    Differential treatment affecting persons associated with Roma people before the CJEU

    Would you like to get a basic introduction to Italian or would you like to refresh your knowledge and take it to a higher level? This course, divided into four modules, is for every level of proficiency and for different situations, including work, study and holiday.  

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  • Italian online intensive coaching

    IT
    digital nomad Sabrina Bos

    Are you interested in the Italian language and culture? Or would you like to refresh your knowledge and take it to the next level? Would you like to study online, where and when it suits you? Then the course ‘Italian Online, intensive coaching’ is what you are looking for.

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  • Portuguese language course

    P
    Proficiency proof

    Would you like to learn Portuguese, or would you like to refresh your knowledge and take it to a higher level? This course is divided into two modules for beginner and basic knowledge levels. You will learn to communicate in different life situations, including work, study and holiday.

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  • Russian language courses

    RU
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    Would you like to learn Russian, or would you like to refresh your knowledge and take it to a higher level? This course, divided into two modules, is for beginner and basic knowledge levels. You’ll learn how to communicate in different situations, including work, study and holiday. 

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  • Scholarships for a FREE language course German or French

    DE + FR
    Cross-border working

    Employers consider language skills as one of the most important skills for future graduates. There is an increasing demand in border regions for bi-lingual professionals for developing border trade. In short, mastering German or French creates business opportunities in German an French speaking countries, your own country and elsewhere. For that reason Maastricht University (UM) now offers a limited amount of scholarships for a free German course at B2 level or a free French course at B2 level.

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  • Spanish language course

    SP
    Other courses - Spanish, writing skills coaching

    Would you like to get a basic introduction to Spanish or practise Spanish on a professional level? This course, divided into six modules, is for every level of proficiency. You'll learn to communicate in different situations, including work, studies or holidays.

     

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  • Spanish: writing skills coaching

    SP
    Other courses - Writing course

    Do you wish to improve your Spanish writing skills and need personal guidance? ‘Spanish, writing skills coaching’ will provide you with this kind of assistance. Choose the four-, six-, or eight-hour coaching option and receive professional feedback for your written work.

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  • Tailor-made courses, various languages

    EN

    Improve your knowledge of Dutch, English or other modern languages. Learn to express yourself effectively and correctly at work, in your studies or in your personal life. Whether you want to focus on your speaking, listening, reading or writing skills, this personalised course is designed to suit your specific needs.

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  • Turkish language course

    TU
    Alumni Circle Istanbul

    Would you like to learn basic Turkish? This course, which consists of 14 two-hour lessons, is suitable for people with no prior knowledge of Turkish. You’ll learn the basics of the Turkish language and build a vocabulary that will allow you to express yourself in everyday life.

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  • Writing Studio, personal coaching in Dutch or English (students only)

    EN + NL
    Minor in Creative Writing

    Do you wish to improve your argumentation techniques and text structure, or learn to better formulate your ideas and thoughts on paper? The Writing Studio offers personal coaching and professional feedback on your writing, either in Dutch or in English.

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