Language policy

Develop your English skills!

Do you ever feel that your pronunciation in English may be not as good as you would like it to be? Maybe your business English could use an upgrade? As a WUR-employee, you can take an English course free of charge, thanks to the language policy. Below you will find an overview of the language policy courses. If you would like to join a course or training course free of charge, always contact your manager first.

Every course starts with an Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) to determine your current level. Read more about this or sign up.

Language policy courses

Entry requirement/OOPT score* Communication courses CEFR exit level
0 - 40 Basic English (10 lessons) A1 / A2
40 - 60 Hospitality English (10 lessons) B1
50 - 70 Grammar & Vocabulary 1 (10 lessons) B1/B2
60 - 80 Professional Skills in English (10 lessons) B2
60 - 80 Speaking Skills (10 lessons) B2
> 70 Advanced Speaking Skills (10 lessons) C1/C2
> 70 Lecturing in English in the International Classroom (5 modules) C1 / C2
> 70 Grammar & Vocabulary 2 (10 lessons) C1
> 100 Lecturing Observation Service C2
No entry level Professional Writing in English A1 - C1
No entry level Scientific Writing for Professionals A1 - C1

Tailor-made training English

Do you have a training question for which you are looking for a tailor-made solution? That's possible! In consultation with you, we will put together a tailor-made programme!

We will find a fitting solution for any question you may have or language you want to learn.

Would you like to learn a new language or master a new communication skill at your own pace and in your own environment, whenever it suits you best? Contact us if you would like to learn Dutch through a fully personalised programme, adapted to your needs and wishes!

Yes, I want more information on designing my own course

Interested? Call us at: +31 (0)317 48 85 78 or e-mail to:

tailor-made@wur.nl