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Brand new course: Successful Communication in English

31 August 2023
Would you like to develop your English conversation skills? The course Successful Communication in English is intended for VU study advisors and other support staff who frequently need to communicate in English with international students and colleagues. In this course, we focus on the conversations you have in in your study advisor practice. 

By the end of the course, you will 

  • have increased your English speaking and listening skills, 
  • you will be able to better handle variation in English, 
  • you will have expanded your English vocabulary, 
  • you will be able to apply conversation discourse strategies for handling difficulties in English conversation,
  • and (where applicable) you will have gained more confidence in speaking English. 


The course consists of four in-class sessions of two hours at the VU Campus and four weeks of self-study in an online course (asynchronous). You will have opportunity to practice in small groups of 5 participants.


Deadline for registration: 2 October 2023

Course dates: November/December 2023, in consultation with course participants

Organized by: Centre for Global English 

Language: English

Course fee: €350