Language policy

To further internationalisation at Wageningen University & Research, the university gives all employees covered by Language Policy the opportunity to take an English course. Your manager or HRM officer will inform you when the Language Policy will be implemented at your department and whether it applies to you. If it does, your department or Science Group will pay for you to take an English course. To ensure that you are placed in the right course, you must take a 60-minute Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) before you enrol in a course.

Language policy courses

Wageningen in’to Languages offers various courses as part of the language policy at Wageningen University & Research.

Entry requirement/OOPT score* Communication courses Cambridge courses CEFR exit level
0 - 40 Basic English (12 lessons) A1 / A2
40 - 60 Hospitality English (12 lessons) B1
40 - 60 Cambridge Preliminary (16 lessons) B1
60 - 80 Professional Skills in English (12 lessons) Cambridge First (16 lessons) B2
60 - 80 Speaking Skills (12 lessons) B2
> 70 Advanced Speaking Skills (12 lessons) C1/C2
> 80 Professional Writing in English (6 lessons) Cambridge Advanced (16 lessons) C1
> 80 Scientific Writing for Professionals (5 lessons) C1
> 80 Lecturing in English (6 lessons) C1 / C2
> 100 Lecturing Observation Service Cambridge Proficiency (16 lessons) C2

Registration

If you are interested in one of our courses, contact your manager. After you have received permission to follow a course, you may make an appointment for the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) and  an intake interview to assess your speaking skills. The OOPT takes 80 minutes maximum. The intake interview takes around 15 minutes. Please send us your authorisation form when you register for a course.

 We kindly ask you to register on our website at least one week before the start of the course.