English Language Course

English Language Course

Have you found the NHL Stenden study programme of your choice? Do you not meet the language requirements yet? Do you feel insecure about your level of English? The English Language Course may be exactly what you need!

This course helps you to reach the required level (IELTS 6.0 for undergraduate programmes), and helps you to settle quickly into a new culture and study style.

This course is also accessible for students who already meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor or Master programmes, but simply want to improve their English.

Course content

The English language is the central focus of the course, with the aim being for you to achieve an IELTS 6.0. Besides improving your English, you will also learn skills that are necessary to be successful in any Bachelor programme. The course is taught by teachers from different cultures who are mostly native speakers, qualified and experienced in second language teaching. You will benefit from their expertise and their understanding of the complexities of learning a second language at a high level. At the end of the course you will take an on-site IELTS exam.

English

You will spend approximately 3 hours per day on a combination of:

  • IELTS skills: Writing, Reading, Listening, Speaking, IELTS training (18 weeks)
  • Other English skills: Pronunciation, Grammar, Vocabulary, Business English (9 weeks)
  • Study skills (18 weeks)
  • Basic research skills (9 weeks)
  • Cultural diversity (9 weeks)

Application 

You cannot apply for the English Language Course directly; instead you will automatically receive information about this course as soon as you apply for the Bachelor of your choice with an IELTS score of 5.0 or 5.5 (or equivalent). If you do meet the English language requirements, or if you want to follow the English Language Course as preparation for your Master, you need to send an email to csa@nhlstenden.com.

Deadline for application

  • September start – June 1st
  • February start – November 1st

Admission requirements

  • Admission to one of the NHL Stenden Bachelor or Master programmes.
  • Academic IELTS 5.0 (4.0 for each sub skill).  For more information: www.ielts.org.
  • TOEFL iBT 500 (paper-based), 173 (computer-based) and  60 (internet-based). For more information:  www.toefl.org. Original test results must be directly sent from the Educational Testing Service to NHL Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for NHL Stenden is C652.
  • Cambridge ESOL score FCE-C (160–161)

Study expenses

February Intake

 

Short ELC - 18 weeks
(IELTS 5.5)

Long ELC - 36 weeks
(IELTS 5.0)

Short PM - 18 weeks 
(IELTS 5.5)

Tuition fee

€3,450

€6,900

€5,000

Books and materials

€260

€375

€225

On site IELTS Test

€260

€520

€260

Administration Fee

€800

€1,050

€800

Total costs

€4,770

€8,845

€6,285

September Intake

 

Short ELC - 18 weeks
(IELTS 5.5)

Long ELC- 36 weeks
(IELTS 5.0)

Long PM - 36 weeks*
(IELTS 5.0)*

Tuition fee

€3,450

€6,900

€8,450

Books and materials

€260

€375

€485

On site IELTS Test

€260

€520

€520

Administration Fee

€800

€1,050

€1,050

Total costs

€4,770

€8,845

€10,505

* Via a combination of NHL Stenden’s Short English Language Course and the Pre Master course.

About the Language Centre

For the past 20 years, the Language Centre has successfully prepared hundreds of students for their future Bachelor and / or Master programme. We are also the official Cambridge exam centre for the Northern part of the Netherlands.

No-refund policy

The Language Centre applies a strict no-refund policy to all services and expenses.

Pre Master course

Goal of the programme

Do you want to join one of NHL Stenden’s Master programmes? Do you not meet the language requirements yet? Do you want to work on your academic skills and gain more confidence when it comes to the English language? Check out the Pre Master course.

This course is especially designed for international students and combines intensive academic English language training, study skills lessons and academic lectures to ensure swift adaptation to NHL Stenden’s Master programmes. You will gain greater confidence in expressing yourself and feel more comfortable when engaging with fellow students, lecturers and professors in the Master programmes. You will also be able to perform better academically and tackle complex research projects in an effective and professional way. This is an excellent platform for a successful career in industries like hospitality, tourism, services, and media, providing added value for your personal and professional development.

This course is also accessible for students who already meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor or Master programmes, but simply want to refresh or upgrade their knowledge of the English language, and improve their academic skills.

Subjects

The main focus in the Pre Master course is on Academic English, which is fairly different from regular English language training. You will spend approximately 3 hours per day on a combination of:

  • Writing (essays, research reports and dissertations)
  • Listening (following lectures with ease, taking notes in lectures)
  • Reading (reading for specific academic purposes, learning specific strategies for effective reading)
  • Speaking (presenting findings, chairing and taking part in group discussions)
  • Grammar (improving grammar skills to an academic level)
  • Pronunciation
  • Research and statistics (an introduction).
  • Cultural diversity
  • Master lectures

Admission requirements

  • Admission to one of the NHL Stenden Bachelor or Master programmes.
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 (4.5 for each sub skill).  For more information: www.ielts.org.
  • TOEFL iBT 525 (paper-based), 196 (computer-based) and  70 (internet-based). For more information:  www.toefl.org. Original test results must be directly sent from the Educational Testing Service to NHL Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for NHL Stenden is C652.
  • Cambridge ESOL score FCE-C (162–168).

Application 

You cannot apply for the Pre Master course directly; instead you will automatically receive information about this course as soon as you apply for the Master of your choice with an IELTS score of 5.0 or 5.5. If you do meet the English language requirements, or if you want to follow the Pre Master course as preparation for your Bachelor,  you need to send an email to csa@nhlstenden.com.

Deadline for application

  • September start - July 1
  • February start - December 1

Study expenses

February Intake

  

Short Pre Master
(IELTS 5.5)

Tuition fee

€ 5,000

Books and materials

€ 225

IELTS test

€ 260

Administration fee

€ 800

Total costs

€ 6,285

September Intake

 

Long Pre Master
(IELTS 5.0)*

Tuition fee

€ 8,450

Books

€ 485

IELTS test

€ 520

Administration fee

€ 1,050

Total costs

€ 10,505

* Via a combination of NHL Stenden's Short English Language Course and the Pre-Master’s Programme.

About the Language Centre

For the past 20 years, the Language Centre has successfully prepared hundreds of students for their future Bachelor and Master programme. We are also the official Cambridge exam centre for the Northern part of the Netherlands.

No-refund policy

The Language Centre applies a strict no-refund policy to all services and expenses.