Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Language Consultation

The Student Affairs department of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences offers students free Dutch and English language tutoring. During consultation hours, you meet with a Dutch or English tutor, and discuss the feedback you have received on a report or writing assignment, improve your reading strategies, or work on your presentation skills.

Temporarily, language consultation will not be face to face.

  • Klaas Ruitinga will help you with language related questions about Dutch and English; Marcel van den Hoeven and Carla Stiekema can help you with all your questions about Dutch.
  • Just make an appointment online and choose Digitaal taalspreekuur when you wish to have an individual consult. We will contact you with instructions on how to do your language consultation online.
  • Do you have minor questions about language? Please contact us at taalondersteuning@hva.nl.

You can also virtually meet us from Monday to Friday, 11 to 12 AM via Taaluniversum on Brightspace; for consults about the use of English language, please use the opportunity to meet on Wednesday and Friday (with Klaas Ruitinga). No appointment is needed for these consults.

The language consultation hours normally take place at three locations: Leeuwenburg, Wibauthuis and Nicolaes Tulphuis. You can register online or by sending your request to taalondersteuning@hva.nl. At this moment, the language consultation will be online.

If your question concerns writing, please send your text or text layout, including feedback if available. Please, do this 24 hours prior to the appointment, so your tutor can sufficiently prepare for your meeting.

You are entitled to six sessions per college year. If you have made an appointment, we will expect you to show up. Please notify us as soon as possible, if you are unable to come, so other students can make an appointment.

Also, we would like to inform you that we will not revise or re-write reports or your entire thesis. Our aim is to help you in the long run.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Published by  Student Affairs 20 April 2020