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Language Certification

Language Certification

All new lecturers at AAU taking the University’s pedagogical training course are to be certified in English as part of the course. This step has been taken to ensure the high quality of English language instruction at AAU. The AAU Centre for Language and Communication Services, LACS, will be in charge of the certification procedure.

At the request of the AAU management, AAU Language and Communication Services (LACS) has developed and implemented the programme ‘Certification for new Lectures in English as the Medium of Instruction’. AAU is the first Danish university to make certification in English language instruction a compulsory part of the course in university pedagogy for assistant professors (Adjunktpædagogikum). Certification assesses university instructors’ competences in lecturing and supervising in English. Founded on fair and transparent principles, it also provides an internationally recognised certificate of English competence.

In 2016 LACS started offering the EMI certification of other lecturers at AAU. This programme is identical to the programme for new lecturers: an initial screening, preparatory courses and the final certification.

Please contact LACS if you are interested in knowing more about language certification.


Are you considering writing your PhD thesis in English? Perhaps you are not quite sure if your English language proficiency is up to standard. In that case AAU Language and Communication Services (LACS) offers language assessment on the basis of one of the academic articles you have already written in English. All we need for the assessment is 5-10 pages of text corresponding in terms of contents and language level to the thesis you are about to write.

Our language assessment service includes:

  • A short report from LACS about the English language level of your text
  • A subsequent one-hour session with a language coach to discuss special focus areas.

    Price: DKK 1,500
    Please contact LACS to order our language assessment service.

Contact LACS

Language and Communication Services

Tel.: +45 9940 2796
Email: lacs@cgs.aau.dk


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