A tailor-made course is an intensive and effective method, designed to meet your personal wishes and objectives. You prefer face-to-face lessons accompanied by supervised independent study and individual guidance. Together with the teacher, you design your own content, course duration and place.
The course is given in the academic environment of Maastricht University, providing you with the focus and ease necessary for such an intensive learning process. Tailor-made courses can be taken on your own, along with a small group or an entire organisation.
Each course lasts five days and consists of 20 hours of total study time. You can opt to follow individual classes or you can form your own group of two to four participants. The course consist of face-to-face classes combined with supervised self-study hours and individual guidance.
After having attended a class, you can practice your new skills during an hour of self-study. While you are expected to work on assignments independently, the teacher will be available to give you individual guidance when necessary. All of the options include communication assignments, which integrate reading, listening, speaking and writing skills, to enable as much interaction as possible.
We now also offer the VIP (Very Intensive Personalised) course online, learning on your computer, wherever you want. You can learn the language of your choice through a varied and effective method.
“I'm a scientist at the university and I recently became a member of a council where the discussions take place in Dutch. That made it important to get to a good level fairly quickly. I began with a daily VIP course, which was a very efficient way to learn. With individual tuition, my teachers were able to adjust how much time we spent on different topics and skills depending on how I was progressing. This meant it was always challenging, but I was never left behind. The benefits were obvious-- I can participate more fully in my work life and I feel more connected to my community too.”
Vanessa LaPointe – University Scientist MERLN
For whom? You already have knowledge of the language and you use it regularly. Nevertheless, you would like to improve specific language skills that are required to function in daily work situations or to complete your education with success.
How does it work? During the session, the teacher discusses with you the assignments you have contributed and prepared yourself. You receive direct feedback, verbally and/or in writing.
Choose on of the three options. You can choose between 4, 6 or 8 hours of coaching, based on what you discussed as needs with your language coach during an intake interview.
|UM students and Staff||All other participants|
|4-hours||€ 310||€ 360|
|8-hours||€ 620||€ 720|
Would you like to know more about individual coaching and the possibilities for you? Please send us an email: your-language-course[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl.
'Why didn't someone prepare me for this?' Don't let this be the question you find yourself or anyone in your organization asking when working cross-culturally or cross-generationally. All too often, our cross-cultural learning occurs only after we have found ourselves unaware of something we should have known, or in the midst of a situation that could have been avoided. The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with a certain awareness of cultural differences and how to deal with them in a practical and interactive way. It is not only about language but also about non-verbal communication such as attitude and behavior. After the workshop, participants can immediately put the various do's and don't into practise.
During an extensive intake meeting, the teacher will advise you on which study option and what study material best suit you. We will also take into account your wishes, your background and your profession. Together with your teacher, you will determine the curriculum and the start date.
To make an appointment for an intake meeting or request more information please contact us via your-language-course[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl.