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English for Staff: Refresher Course

The Language Center is offering the English Refresher Course for TiU employees who wish to brush-up on their English skills. The course focuses mainly on speaking and writing but also covers issues of grammar and vocabulary.

The Refresher Course focuses on helping you improve your English for both work-related and general communication-related purposes. While all four language skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing) will be practiced, homework and in-class activities will focus on sharpening the two productive skills – English speaking and writing.  

Aspects that will be covered throughout the course include a review of key English grammar points, expansion of vocabulary and knowledge of useful phrases and expressions, English writing for business purposes, and presenting and discussing a variety of subjects in English. You should expect to spend between 2-4 hours on homework each week.

The goal of the course is to help you feel more confident about your English language skills. In-class activities and homework assignments can be customized by the participants to address their specific needs. 

Target group

TiU staff members who received an assessment score of about B1+ to B2+ and who wish to brush up on their English knowledge.

At the end of the course you can

  • speak more confidently in English
  • write better and more accurate texts in a work context
  • apply grammar rules at a high B2 level or higher
  • independently expand your vocabulary

English for Staff: Refresher Course in short

Duration and course format

8x 2-hour classes, 2-4 hours self-study per week


2 March 2020, registration possible until 19 February 2020 (12:00)

Schedule Monday 10:45 - 12:30
Dates 2, 9, 23, 30 March, 6, 20 April, 11, 25 May

Course fee

  • Staff/Alumni Tilburg University: € 425
  • External participants: € 480


B1+ to B2+ starting level (Common European Reference Framework )

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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 for Higher Education in the Netherlands.

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

Staff member at Tilburg University
Alumnus of Tilburg University
External participant