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 Preliminary (16 lessons) B1
60 - 80 Professional Skills in English (12 lessons) B2 First (16 lessons) B2
60 - 80 Speaking Skills (12 lessons) B2
> 70 Advanced Speaking Skills (12 lessons) C1/C2
> 70 Lecturing in English in the International Classroom (5 modules) C1 / C2
80 - 100 C1 Advanced (16 lessons) C1
> 100 Lecturing Observation Service C2 Proficiency (16 lessons) C2

Wagenigen in'to Languages offers two writing courses besides abovementioned courses. These courses require no specific entry level.

- Professional Writing in English
- Scientific Writing for Professionals


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.