Learning
This program offers very affordable English courses for newcomers interested in improving their English for academic and professional objectives.

Universities, where courses are taught in English, require an IELTS certificate. It is also used by companies around the world to select the right people for vacant job positions. This is why all our courses are IELTS oriented. Lessons are available for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. 

About the courses

General

The EAN classes follow a modular system based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

The modules are designed in such a way that students are encouraged to enhance and develop all four skills, that is, writing, reading, speaking and listening.

Our curriculum aims to improve the quality of the English language that the students are able to use during their academic studies and professional lives.

Time Investment

The EAN Learning program runs on a trimester basis and each trimester lasts three months (Please see the academic calendar for exact dates).

Students are to complete one module in each trimester, during which they are expected to attend 54 hours of face-to-face classes and complete 90 hours of self-study, including the weekly assignments.

Students are also encouraged to sit an achievement test (on the sixth week) and an end-of-module (exit) test in each module.

Method

Our courses are predominantly designed around the principles of Task-Based Learning (TBL). This cutting-edge teaching methodology embeds the coursework in authentic situational tasks to help students settle into real life in the Netherlands.

The EAN curriculum is designed to offer students the necessary tools to achieve a level of proficiency needed to advance onto their academic studies in Dutch Higher Education.

By integrating a variety of teaching techniques and materials, the curriculum aims to equip the learners with crucial linguistic and communicative competence.

Our Specialization

A tailored curriculum, developed by specialists
Being a young NGO with an eye for innovation, we have forged a collaborative research partnership with the UU Applied Linguistics department to develop a custom curriculum tailored to your unique needs.
Partners of Utrecht University
Enjoy the privilege of the UU’s state-of-the-art classrooms with high-quality audio and visual equipment. PhDs, postdoctoral researchers and professors working at UU also teach workshops on academic writing, study and presentations skills.
Learn in a supportive atmosphere
Taking full advantage of the rich Utrecht talent pool, our volunteer teacher corps consists of PhD’s, professors and experienced educators. Additionally, we monitor student progress and ensure that every student’s needs are accounted for.
Improve the skills that will benefit you most
Our courses utilize Task-Based Learning (TBL). This cutting-edge teaching methodology embeds the coursework in your daily life to help you settle into real life in the Netherlands. All our teachers take a TBL masterclass prior to entering the classroom.
By newcomers, for newcomers
As newcomers ourselves, we feel a social responsibility to extend fair access to professional and academic resources to newcomers with a refugee background. We care about newcomers and believe they deserve opportunities just like everyone else.
Support Our Future
When newcomers continue their education in the Netherlands, they make the local community more diverse and enterprising. If you want to help us empower newcomers with the academic capacities necessary to continue their careers, we’d love to hear from you.

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