The ALP offers courses in academic English and Dutch for students such as academic writing, thesis writing, grammar, pronunciation and oral presentation. From remedial to advanced, with a lot of attention for individual feedback. For international students there are group courses to learn Dutch.
- Advanced writing for master students
- Academic Dutch Plus: academic writing
Learn Dutch - evening courses (VU-NT2)
- Basic Dutch on Campus
- Dutch for work and study
- Dutch for work and study SPRINT
- Professional Dutch 1 en 2
The Writing Centre offers support to students who are writing their bachelor's or master's thesis, in Dutch or English.
Short workshops (3.5 hours) in groups of up to 15 participants, focused on specific themes when writing texts in Dutch and English.
Editing service for your thesis
For master's students who want to improve the English or Dutch language in their thesis and who need help with that. The editing service gives you feedback on the correctness and clarity of English or Dutch and helps you write your text in the correct academic register (think of word usage, tone, etc.). Read more about the editing service.
Individual coaching conversation for your thesis
Writing a thesis is not something you simply do. It is a job with many snags, in which you can get quite entangled. If you 'don't see it anymore', it can be useful to talk to an experienced coach. The focus is not on the content of the thesis, but on the approach to the writing task or specific language problems. Read more about coaching for theses.
Would you like to know more about and about the English language? The chair of English linguistics offers a university minor in English (30 EC) with a lot of attention for the role that English plays in the Netherlands. Within this minor, the courses Grammar and writing 1 and Writing 2 are about academic English. You can also take these courses separately. For more information, see vu.nl/en/education/minor.