Organisation - January 24, 2005

Centa sells off materials

It is no longer possible to follow self-study courses in more exotic languages at the University language centre Centa. Centa moved recently to the Mathematics building at De Dreijen, and in the process has stopped offering self-study packages in languages such as Swahili and Indonesian. It is now only possible to learn French, Spanish, English and Dutch at Centa. Course materials for other languages, consisting of books and videos are being sold off to students. Tropical Land Use student Gertjan Beckx went to Centa in search of a Swahili course. “It’s ridiculous that at a university that calls itself international you can’t learn more than a few languages.” He reckons that hundreds of students go each year to countries where European languages are not spoken.

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