Lecturers of English Academic Skills (2.4 FTE)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: today

Department description

Express yourself – understand the world. This is the motto of the University of Groningen Language Centre. We believe that we can make the world a better place. We do this by supporting our clients in developing their language and intercultural skills, so that they can optimally perform their work or studies. We are passionate, innovative and effective.

The Language Centre is an independent, commercial unit within the Faculty of Arts that offers individual and group courses in several languages and in intercultural competences, at different levels and for general as well as specific purposes, to staff members and students of the University of Groningen as well as external clients. Many of our courses are designed on demand, to meet the particular needs of our clients. The Language Centre comprises sections for English, Dutch, Modern Foreign Languages, and Intercultural Communication, as well as the University Translation and Correction Service. The Language Centre has an international team of about 85 members of staff and is self-sufficient.

English Section
The English Section employs 19 lecturers who teach regular course units in academic oral and writing skills in English at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels for various faculties. In addition to English course units as part of degree programmes, we also offer tailored English courses for University staff members and organizations outside the University, as well as a range of General English Skills courses. Several colleagues are also involved in the Language Centre Testing Unit, which is responsible for all testing and assessment activities within the Language Centre.

The English Section is looking for three all-round English lecturers.

Duties include:
● developing, implementing and evaluating English Academic Skills (oral and written) teaching as part of regular degree programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels within the 11 faculties of the UG
● developing, implementing and evaluating tailored courses for a diverse client population based on need analyses
● developing and implementing formative and summative tests and developing, implementing, standardizing and evaluating language proficiency tests
● acquisition, coordination and coaching of colleagues may also be part of the job.


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