The minor English adopts a linguistic and sociolinguistic perspective. This means that we will not only train you to become a more confident speaker and writer of English, but you will also gain insight into how language works, what role English plays in the wider world today, and what the unique properties are of English as the language of research and business.
Improve your English writing and speaking skills
Do you want to improve your English writing and speaking skills, for instance, because you are planning to write your Bachelor’s thesis in English or want to follow an English-taught Master’s degree programme? Are you interested in studying what characterizes the English in your area of expertise? Would you like to know how English has become a global language? Then this minor is for you.
Change your world, take the minor English
Studying at VU Amsterdam
Amsterdam, a global city
It is not surprising that Amsterdam is known as the number one student city in the Netherlands.
What will your daily life as a student look like?
You can get a good idea of this if you take a look at a timetable and read about the courses for your programme in the study guide.
Don't just become something, become someone at VU Amsterdam
How is the world changing today and what will it look like tomorrow? With the course ‘A Broader Mind’, we challenge you to look at knowledge, society and at yourself with a broader perspective.
On campus if we can. Online because we can.