Language Center

Academic writing in Dutch

In this course, you learn the difference between academic and non-academic texts. You will include information from academic sources in your own texts and practice with objective, accurate, and, most of all, formulating clearly.

During the classes, you will discuss interesting mistakes from your work as well as that of others together with the other students. You will receive tips to eliminate the discrepancies in your grammar (such as reference words, active-passive constructions). You will also design an outline, write an academic text step by step, and provide feedback to other students on their draft texts.

At the end of the course you

  • will be able to break down the writing process into smaller sub-steps

  • are more critical of your own texts and the sources you base them on

  • know how to adapt your text to an (academic) audience

  • know where to find solutions for grammar, spelling and punctuation problems

Specifics

  • This course is taught on campus.
  • Because there are currently no COVID restrictions, the format for this course is entirely on campus. Should COVID restrictions (such as the 1.5 meter rule) be re-introduced, the Language Center may decide to change the format to an entirely or predominantly online course.
  • 80% attendance is required. Lectures are not recorded for later viewing.

Academic writing in Dutch in short

Duration and course format

7 x 2-hour classes, 6 hours self-study per week, 3 ECTS credits

Start End of August and end of January
Course fee
  • Staff/Alumni Tilburg University: € 210
  • Students Tilburg University: 3 Language Vouchers or € 204
  • External Participants: € 240
Level C1/C2 (Common European Framework of Reference)
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Sign up

This course is intended for everyone who is highly educated. This means that you have a diploma at havo or vwo level and are therefore eligible to attend Higher Education in the Netherlands.

In our conditions, you can find more information about the registration period, etc.

Student at Tilburg University
  • Students can register and deregister during the registration period via OSIRIS.
  • On the page cashing in language vouchers, you can find, amongst other things, more information about how to register if you have no vouchers or insufficient vouchers and the registration period.
Staff member at Tilburg University
  • Tilburg University employees can take this language course at a reduced rate. The costs can be paid by yourself or by your employer. Please indicate this on the registration form.
  • Registration is possible from the moment the timetable for the course is available.

In our conditions, you can find more information about the registration period etc.

Alumnus of Tilburg University
  • Tilburg University alumni can take this language course at a reduced rate. The costs can be paid by yourself or by your employer. Please indicate this on the registration form.
  • Registration is possible from the moment the timetable for the course is available.

In our conditions, you can find more information about the registration period etc.

External participant
  • Professionals from outside Tilburg University can take this language. The costs can be paid by yourself or by your employer. Please indicate this on the registration form.
  • Registration is possible from the moment the timetable for the course is available.

In our conditions, you can find more information about the registration period etc.