Language Center

Tilburg University is an internationally oriented research and education institute. The Language Center assists students, university staff, and non-university students in improving their language proficiency.

Dutch as a Second Language (NT2)

Do you have a degree and would you like to learn Dutch or improve your Dutch? Then you’re at the right place at the Language Center. You can choose from a wide range of courses. Our intensive program trains you to reach the level of the Dutch State Exam NT2, program II, within a year, and we offer in-depth courses to perfect your Dutch or you can learn how to survive day-to-day through our Social Dutch courses.

Intensive course for the Dutch State Exam

  • learn Dutch quickly and correctly
  • three consecutive courses in a year
  • ready for the Dutch State Exam, program II within a year
  • payment can be made with a DUO loan
  • start at your own level
  • three start dates annually: end of August, beginning of December and beginning of April
  • Special offer: register now, get your books for free!
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Courses after the Dutch State Exam

  • your current level: B2 of the Common European Reference Framework
  • emphasis on writing skills and conversational skills
  • geared toward advanced non-native speakers
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Social Dutch

  • geared toward highly-educated non-Dutch speakers who speak little or no Dutch
  • emphasis on day-to-day language use
  • practical vocabulary and basic grammar
  • objective is survival skills in day-to-day life
  • three-hour classes once a week
  • accelerated summer program available (daily classes for four weeks)
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