Interview skills in English


Course code

IS-1610, IS-1611


  • Thursday 27 October, 3 and 10 November
  • Tuesday 15, 22 and 29 November

Time and Place

9.30 to 12.30, Vrijhof room 210

Course fee

This training will be paid from central funds. However, you do need permission from your head of department. 

Group size

Minimum 5 and maximum 8 participants


Elif Zimmermann, a qualified English language teacher from the TCP Language Centre.

Course materials

Course materials will be provided by the TCP Language Centre.


For academic staff, with English as their second or third language, who would like to improve their language skills for job seeking purposes.


At completion you will demonstrate increased self-confidence and persuasiveness when using English in job interviews and job offer negotiations.


Interview Practice:

  • short individual interviews;
  • delivery of “tell me about yourself’ question and response to critical incident questions;
  • tutor and group feedback;
  • understanding and responding to different question forms.

Sell yourself successfully:

  • English phrase bank for analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats;
  • presenting yourself as the ideal interview candidate;
  • if appropriate, short demonstration presentations;
  • interview follow up.

Negotiation process:

  • negotiating terms and conditions;
  • dealing with job offers.

English Q&A Bank:

  • structuring clear and effective responses to typical interview questions;
  • how to prepare for difficult interview questions;
  • interviewing the interviewers - asking your own questions.


Attendance at every workshop is essential.
The workshops are held over three weeks, with one workshop per week, each workshop lasting three hours. Homework is expected to take approximately two hours each week. The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 0,5 ECTS.


Not applicable

Further information
Marjolein Rietman
Career Development Centre HR

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