Academic Buddy Programme

Support & training

Will I receive support and training?

If you have been selected for the Language Assistant programme, it is because you are a native speaker of a language that is taught in our university. However, we know that you may have not been trained to teach your own language, and the good news is that we do not require this type of experience beforehand. 

The feedback is from student to student, which is why it is named peer feedback. However, to ensure that you can perform this task adequately, we will support you through workshops/trainings. Here, you will be taught the essential do’s and don’ts as well as tips on how to work efficiently and find the right balance between structure and flexibility in your approach. The training will focus on promoting your positive and constructive feedback skills. There are 2 workshops per semester: one at the beginning and the other towards the end.

To validate the internship you will have to prove that you participated. The workshops are always offered in the early evenings at University College Utrecht (UCU) or Utrecht University (UU) and never last more than 1,5 hours. You do not have to prepare anything, and you will not be evaluated. You are only expected to demonstrate your good will and participate actively. Usually, you will be provided with drinks and snacks as well as opportunities to meet other Language Assistants! 

Support & Training for Language Assistants

Symbols of correction (example)
Upcoming workshops