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Improve your English writing and speaking skills

Do you want to expand your English skills? Would you like to know more about the international language of science?

Then the minor English is for you.

Admission and registration

  • Admission

    The minor English is open to students from all Bachelor’s programmes who are interested in how language, specifically English, works in complex communicative situations. It focuses on English as the international language of science, but also as the lingua franca in the professional world of work. Students from the Bachelor’s programme CIS, specializing in English Language and Communication, are excluded from participating.

    HBO students may be admitted to the minor on the condition that they have:

    • adequate experience within their programme with writing academic papers or research reports, either in English or Dutch;
    • an adequate level of English (at least VWO).

    HBO students are advised to contact the minor programme coordinator concerning these matters.

    You can also separately follow these courses:

    • Grammar and Writing 1
    • Global English
    • Pronunciation and Presentation
  • Registration

    The minor English is a university minor, which means you do not need permission from your own Examination Board except when you don't study at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 

    More information about Admission and Registration (Dutch: Aanmelden voor een minor).

    Take a look at the schedule for the course codes.

    Please note that you need to contact the Onderwijsbureau of the Faculty of Humanities (FGW) to register for the course Global English:

    Are you an exchange student or Semester in Amsterdam student? The International Office is responsible for course approval and registration. Please contact either the Incoming Exchange Team or Semester in Amsterdam Team for details:

Do you have detailed questions about the contents of this minor programme?

Please contact Dr. Gea Dreschler