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Fluency Coaching for Lecturers - tailor-made course

Lecturing in English in an international setting can be a great professional opportunity, but it can also be challenging when you feel your current skills are not quite up to the task. In that case, Fluency Coaching for Lecturers is the course for you.


    Our training programmes for lecturers are designed to boost your English fluency in the specific areas that lecturers most often need so you can feel confident and express yourself more naturally in lectures and tutorials. In addition, you will reflect on your current didactic strategies and consider what could be adapted to maximize student involvement and enable them to get the most out of learning together in English. 

    Based on an intitial level test, our trainers will devise a training programme tailored to you or your team to follow. 

    Course content

    Topics covered in the course may include:

    • Getting your lectures off to a good start: defining objectives, managing expectations, establishing rapport with your students;
    • Structuring your lessons: signposting, regulative discourse, clear linking;
    • Providing clear definitions: determining key vocabulary, academic versus spoken register; paraphrasing;
    • Describing visuals and working with slides: signalling key information, describing complex data, slide design;
    • Stimulating and managing interaction: effective questioning, providing feedback, managing group discussions;
    • The international classroom: politeness strategies, effective use of sentence stress and clear pronunciation;
    • Preparing for high stakes lectures and conferences: developing a convincing clear message, storytellling and networking;
    • General fluency building: building grammatical accuracy, expanding your vocabulary range and expressing yourself authentically in English


    Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of participation.

    Course materials

    Material will be provided by Radboud in’to Languages


    The training can be provided on campus, at your institution or online.

    Determine your level and registration

    Looking for a group course so that you can learn with and from other members of your team? Then click on the button below to request a quote. We will be in touch to schedule an Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) for each team member and then create a proposal to meet the needs of your team. 

    Would you prefer one-on-one coaching? Then arrange your own Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) by clicking on the link below. Once you know your level, we will advise you on a setup tailored to your needs. 

    Schedule your placement test

    Are you an employee of Radboud of Radboud University or Radboudumc?

    Then you may be able to take part this course for free under the language policy discount scheme.

    Check to see if you qualify

    Staff of Radboud University and Radboudumc who do not fall under the language policy discount scheme for this course will receive a 10% discount.

    Starting date

    To be announced
    Educational method
    Choice between on-site and online
    Main Language


    Type of education
    Very advanced

    Contact information

    Do you have a question? Or would you like to discuss which course best suits your needs and starting level? Feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you out.

    Contact us

    024-361 61 66
    info [at] (maatwerk[at]into[dot]ru[dot]nl)