What else do we do?

Taalloket offers its services exclusively to VU Amsterdam students. These services include language proficiency tests and open enrolment training courses. Taalloket is part of Taalcentrum-VU, which offers professional language and communication services to VU Amsterdam faculties and staff.

For faculties: writing and presentation skills courses

Over the years, Taalcentrum-VU has built up a reputation for the high quality of its writing and presentation skills courses. These include:

Scientific writing in English

This course was designed specifically for Master’s students at the Faculty of Science and at the VUmc School of Medical Sciences, teaching students everything there is to know about writing a research report in English. Want to boost your students’ or employees’ scientific writing and presentation skills? We’d be happy to help you figure out how to fit our Scientific writing in English course into your degree programme’s curriculum. Get in touch with Taalcentrum-VU.

Teaching in English

This course is aimed at lecturers who teach in English. Its focus is on the everyday practice of teaching, helping participants learn how to become more persuasive lecturers and make their lectures more appealing to students. Go to our website to read more about our Teaching in English course.

For VU Amsterdam employees: training courses, translation and editing services

Are you a VU Amsterdam employee in the market for professional language services? Taalcentrum-VU offers a wide range of training courses in communication, such as our Business English and Scientific writing in English courses. We also offer translation and editing services. For our complete range of training courses, please visit our website.

Business English

Our Business English course teaches you all the ins and outs of the English language, helping you to improve your speaking and writing skills, as well as your presentation skills. This intensive two-day course will take your English to a higher level. Enrolment for this course is open to all, but it can also be taught in-company.

Scientific writing in English

Are you ready to publish your research? After our Scientific writing in English course, you will know everything there is to know about writing an academic article in English and getting it ready for publication.