Online summer courses

Do you want to improve your English communication skills for your professional or academic career? We offer a range of intensive online summer courses in collaboration with Radboud in’to Languages.

Foreign languages (courses of 1 week)

13 - 17 July 2020 20 - 24 July 2020
Arabic halfway to A1 Arabic A1
Chinese halfway to A1 Chinese A1
French A1
German halfway to B1 German B1
Italian A1 Italian halfway to A2
Japanese halfway to A1 Japanese A1
Russian A1 Russian halfway to A2
Spanish A1 Spanish halfway to A2

Please note; these language courses have Dutch as a supporting language.

English

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Cambridge

What do you write on your CV to let potential employers know you're ‘fairly good’ at English? Most organisations and employers believe you should be able to demonstrate your English proficiency. The Cambridge certificate is the best way to do that.

Training Start
Intensieve online zomercursus Engels B1 Preliminary 17-28 August
Intensieve online zomercursus Engels: B2 First 29 June and 17 August
Intensieve online zomercursus Engels C1 Advanced 29 June and 18 August
Intensieve online zomercursus Engels C2 Proficiency 17-28 August


English courses for students

Training Start
The Essentials of Academic English 17 August
Zomercursus English for IELTS & RATEr 10 August

English courses for teachers

Training Start
Lecturing in the international Classroom 17 August

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English Boost Camps

Improve your English language skills in no time with our online English Boost Camp. One skill, one day, instant results!

Training Start
Pronunciation in English (online) 15 July and 24 August
Emailing in English (online) 14 July and 28 August
The Power of Words (online) 15 July and 25 August
English Grammar (online) 16 LJuly and 26 August
Presenting in English with impact (online) 16 July and 26 August


English for PhD-candidates and postdocs


Writing is an essential skills for a PhD candidate or a postdoc. During this intensive online writing week you will experience an enormous boost in efficiency. The interplay between professional writing coaching, clear goals and deadlines, interaction with peers, and pleasant breaks will ensure that you increase the productivity and quality of your writing.

Training Start
Intensive writing week - online 13 July

Dutch

Do you want to improve your Dutch language skills in just one week? We offer a wide range of intensive online Dutch language courses. You will learn Dutch based on your own needs and tailored to your relevant professional, academic or social context.


Dutch for students

Training
Intensive summer course Social Dutch 1
Intensive summer course Social Dutch 2



Dutch for employees and external participants

Training
Intensive summer course Basic Dutch 1
Intensive summer course Basic Dutch 2
Intensive summer course Intermediate Dutch 1

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Communication

Improve your communication skills in no time and achieve your goals with our Boost Camps! One skill, one day, instant results. We offer the following Boost Camps:

Training Start
Speedreading (NL/UK) 13 July
Timemanagement (NL/UK) 14 July
Schrijven in Klare Taal (NL) 15 July
Opfrisser Nederlands (NL) 24 August
Intercultural Communication (UK) 25 August
Speadreading (NL/UK) 26 August

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Frequently asked questions

What can you expect with our online courses?

I’m already enrolled in a course at Wageningen in’to Languages and want to register for a summer course offered by Radboud in’to Languages. Do I have to create a new account?

Yes. We offer our courses in collaboration with our partner organisation Radboud in’to Languages, which is why we ask you to create a new account with them upon registration.

During the registration process you will see the following question:

Are you a student or an employee at Radboud University or Radboud university medical center or were you previously enrolled in course offered by Radboud in’to Languages? You can answer ‘no’ to this question. You will then be asked to enter your personal details for the new account. You can enter your WUR address or a different email address.

Do WUR employees and students receive a discount on the summer courses?

Discount

Students and staff of Wageningen University & Research will receive a 10% discount* on open-registration courses. This discount will be calculated automatically. The standard discount will apply for students and staff for courses offered by Wageningen in’to Languages.Payment options

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WUR employees Invoice and internal chargeback. Are you interested in taking a course offered by our partner organisation Radboud in’to Languages and is your employer willing to pay the course fees? If so, WUR employees are eligible for an internal chargeback. To apply, enter your employer's contact details in the registration form.

* This discount applies to most courses, with the exception of the Boost Camps and the intensive writing week.

What are the payment options for the summer courses?

Payment options

Students and external participants Invoice
WUR employees Invoice and internal chargeback. Are you interested in taking a course offered by our partner organisation Radboud in’to Languages and is your employer willing to pay the course fees? If so, WUR employees are eligible for an internal chargeback. To apply, enter your employer's contact details in the registration form.

* This discount applies to most courses, with the exception of the Boost Camps.

I want to take a language course. What is the best entry level for me?

All open-registration language courses offered by In’to Languages are linked to the European Framework of Reference for Languages. If you're learning a new language, it's best to enrol in a beginner’s course at the A0 or A1 level. If you have prior experience with the language and you're not sure what level you should start at, consult the overview below. You can also check the entry requirements of the course (if applicable).

 CEFR-levels

A1

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

Learning a language online, how does that work at In’to?

The course can be taken online in the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace.

How does the Virtual Classroom work?

In a Virtual Classroom, just like in a real meeting, you can discuss theory, share knowledge and experiences, do exercises, give and receive feedback and experiment with other forms of learning. Learning a language in the Virtual Classroom is similar to taking a regular class, but of course some things will be different. It may take some getting used to the technology and some of the assignments and working methods will be slightly different.

What to expect?

Personal attention from an expert teacherThis is central to all our courses. Our teachers and trainers are all experts in online teaching. They are flexible and think along with you. Together you work on answering your questions and achieving your learning goals.Group lessons on fixed dates and timesYou will receive group lessons on fixed dates and times in the Virtual Classroom.

Slides or whiteboardIn the Virtual Classroom, you see your teacher and the slides or a whiteboard, just like in a real classroom.

Interaction with teacher and fellow studentsIn addition to explanations and instructions, classes consist of interaction with the teacher and your fellow students. You can talk to each other using video chat, use the chat box and ask questions.

Working together in small groupsIn addition, you can work together in smaller groups in separate virtual ‘rooms’.

Interactive methods and online assignmentsThe teacher uses various interactive methods and uses online assignments and tests.

Homework and teaching materials in the online learning environmentEach week, the homework and teaching materials are made available for you in the online learning environment.

The Summer courses do not fit my learning goals. Is it possible to take a tailor-made training?

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?

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

Our tailor-made online language and communication courses allow you to learn remotely with the personal assistance of a teacher. Through the use of online tools and the virtual classroom, you get the best of both worlds. On the one hand, you’ll have the freedom to learn wherever you want, and on the other hand you’ll have the luxury of having a teacher who motivates and guides you when needed.

I am interested in a tailor-made training