Taught course

Language and Communication Coaching (specialisation)

Radboud University · Faculty of Arts

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

Learning how to teach English for specific purposes to a wide range of target groups, including how to design a customised training module that is based on academic grounding and meets a client’s need.

There’s an increasing demand for English language and communication trainers and coaches: business people, pilots, politicians, hospital porters, teachers, hotel cleaning staff, academics, cab drivers, athletes, doctors, office workers, tour guides, lawyers, catering staff, nurses, practically everybody needs to use English in their jobs. The Language and Communication Coaching Master's specialisation offers you a thorough academic grounding to pursue a career as a language and communication coach who can quickly and effectively meet the training needs of a wide variety of clients.

The specialisation offers a unique and rigorous programme combining a solid theoretical basis in English linguistics, second language acquisition, business communication and language testing with challenging opportunities to design ESP courses and practise your training and coaching skills. You’ll also get some practical, hands-on training and coaching experience in the form of peer teaching and an internship at a language institute.

Why study Language and Communication Coaching ar Radboud University?

  • The specialisation includes an English for Specific Purposes module.
  • You’ll get offered a combination of academic grounding and practical training.
  • You’ll be part of a truly international classroom with students from all over the world, speaking and learning all different languages. This will not only provide you with an interesting experience on the social and cultural front. It’ll also allow theoretical and practical insights into the linguistic issues you’ll be studying, as you consider how these apply to the various languages and language learners represented in your class.
  • The specialisation addresses both the linguistic and cultural aspects of present-day English communication all over the world.
  • Although the specialisation focuses on the English language, students get enough general theory to also be able to design training and coaching courses in their native languages.
  • The Linguistics programme is connected to the research carried out at the Centre for Language Studies (CLS). This institution has a reputation in the Netherlands and far beyond for top quality and ground-breaking research. Students at Nijmegen can also benefit from the wealth of other research done on campus by, for example, the world-renowned Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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