This website shows available English language support for employees.

Courses and Workshops

UT LANGUAGE CENTRE

The UT Language Centre (UTLC) offers all kinds of courses and workshops on English, English for Specific Purposes and English as a Medium of Instruction. More information can be found on the UTLC-website.

FutureLearn and Good Habitz online courses

The UT offers its staff (free) online courses through two course platforms: Good Habitz and FutureLearn. Join one of the free online courses and work on your English!

Please note: the course offer on both platforms changes regularly. The following courses are examples of the current course programme on offer.

GOOD HABITZ:

  • Understand Business English
  • Speak Business English
  • Write Business English

FUTURELEARN

  • English as a Medium of Instruction for Academics
  • English for Academic Study
  • Basic English 1: elementary
  • Basic English 2: pre-intermediate
  • Exploring English: Shakespeare
  • An International Guide to Writing in English for University Study

Online en UT tools

Online and at UT-level there are many (free) tools available to help you write in English. 

UT tools

websites

Apps

  • Nu beter Engels
  • Quizlet
  • Tiny cards
  • Alphabears
  • Bookworm from popcap games
  • Duolingo
  • LingQ
  • Wordfeud

general advice

  • Read English magazines and newspapers
  • Listen to English radio podcasts
  • Watch Netflix with English subtitles

Writing Support

Do you have to write something in English for work and are you insecure about it? Could you do with some help in the writing process? The Writing Centre offers help to support staff with their writing challenges. Language issues, grammar, structure, finding the right tone: for all these matters you can contact the Writing Centre. Would you like to sit down with a writing tutor and discuss your text in detail? Make an appointment for a 45-minute tutor session. 

Support Finishing a Document

Available services you can use when you are finishing a document.

Editing service

You finished your writing, but you are not sure the result is flawless? Then you have the possibility to use the editing service of our translation partners. By getting your product back with track-changes, you can even learn from the feedback you get. Until further notice, this service is covered by a central budget. Please, contact your secretary/language contact person for information how to use this service.

Translation services

In some circumstances drawing up a document in the English language is not feasible or efficient. Then you can make use of the university’s translation services. The costs for translation are covered by your department and you need to have permission of your manager.