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Professional Writing in English

Writing well and communicating effectively are critical skills for all those working in academic and business management. Whether you are writing an e-mail, a business plan, a policy document, an internal memo, or website content, you need to recognize and understand the nuances of writing these different types of documents.

Course content

You will learn to craft well-written communication, to be persuasive, to make requests, to give feedback, and to write succinctly and clearly. You will work on your own material – which you provide as input at the start of the course. We work with your reader’s expectations in mind, and you will learn to adjust your writing style to their needs.

Our approach is no-nonsense and hands-on: you write and we, together with the class, review, edit and improve your writing: you can directly apply the results in your daily work.

  • Write and communicate professionally

  • Learn from the experts

  • Reader focus

  • Communicate more effectively

  • Your material - directly applicable

  • No nonsense and hands-on

If you want to follow a course on scientific writing, please visit Scientific Writing for Professionals.

Course level

CEFR level: C1

Planning

The course consists of 6 classes and meets every other week. Each class is 2 hours. You should expect to spend 2 to 4 hours on homework each week.

Dates and times

This course is offered in February and September each year.

Start date End date Days Time
12 September 5 December Tuesday 15.30 - 17.30 hrs.

Course material

Course material will be supplied by the teacher on Blackboard. For some modules, additional handouts will be given in class.

Certification

 If you are taking the course as part of Wageningen University & Research Language Policy, your skills will be assessed throughout the course. Assessment is based on the writing assignments you submit each session. If you sufficiently improve in the course, you will receive a Wageningen in’to Languages certificate. If you do not, you will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance, providing you have attended enough classes.

Fee

  • € 550

  • WUR Staff (10% discount): € 495

Prior to registration: placement test

New course participants are obliged to take the free Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) to ensure that they are placed in the right course. Professional Writing in English requires an OOPT score of 80. Please note: your registration cannot be confirmed without a placement test result.

Arrange an OOPT appointment through our online calendar.

Please note that it is not possible to cancel your appointment online. If you cannot attend your appointment, please contact us:

T: +31 (0)317 48 25 52
E: into@wur.nl.