What can I do with Hogeschooltaal Engels?
In the Basic Skills module, students work on their grammar and spelling at the CEFR levels B1, B2 and C1. The Writing Skills module offers courses that teach students to write professional products in English in a focused, step-by-step way. The lecturer chooses which courses are relevant for the professional practice of the degree programme and for projects. Each user can set the Hogeschooltaal Engels interface to Dutch or English. The lecturer chooses which courses are relevant for the professional practice of the degree programme and for projects. Each user can set the Hogeschooltaal Engels interface to Dutch or English.
In the Basic Skills module, students learn the foundations of correct language use.
The module teaches all relevant theory and includes an inexhaustible number of exercises and practice tests, based on the CEFR levels B1, B2 and C1 and the Cambridge Learner Corps. The summative language tests from Hogeschooltaal test the Basic Skills.
Needless to say, the amount of time needed for each module depends on each student’s starting level and on how thoroughly they wish to prepare for their test. Hogeschooltaal is a personalised learning and exercise programme with a database full of exercises. However, experience shows that the average student workload is about 25 hours. Regular maintenance of basic skills takes just a few hours each time.
Writing Skills / Writing skills
The Writing Skills module goes a step further. It goes beyond the basics by covering the use of language skills in various text genres. Both during and after their studies, students often have to write a great deal. The courses in this module teach them to write clear, focused texts. Whether it’s a report or an application letter, an action plan or an article, a text must fulfil its purpose adequately.
The courses vary in length. In addition, each course can either be completed very quickly, within a few hours, or it can be extended to a student workload of up to eight hours. In the latter case, students will not only study the material in each ‘step’ but will also complete the multiple-choice reproduction and application questions, the case study and the final assignment. Experience has shown that the learning effect is greatest when the digital programme is used in combination will well-organised peer feedback, in which students work together to improve the writing products relevant to their studies and projects.
Preparation for the TOEIC® Writing Test
Hogeschooltaal has joined forces with ETS Global. Students can now obtain an internationally recognised certificate to demonstrate their newly acquired writing skills. You might know ETS Global from the TOEFL® Family of Assessments, which assesses all language skills. The TOEIC® test is particularly aimed at professionals and companies. Hogeschooltaal Basic Skills and Writing Skills provide the perfect preparation for the TOEIC® Writing Test.
Scores achieved at the TOEIC® test can help you reach your goals by:
- Making you a stronger candidate for global organisations.
- Demonstrating your ability to communicate with co-workers and clients from many cultures.
- Improving your chances at receiving a promotion or prestigious international assignment.
- Helping you prepare for the workplace, tracking your progress and showing how much your skills have improved.
- Verifying your skills with a certificate proving your English written fluency.
Users of Hogeschooltaal are eligible for a € 18 discount on the exam fee of € 108. For more information and to register, go to Global ETS.