Studying and Student life

Language Café


Are you interested in foreign languages? Do you want to learn all about other countries and cultures in an informal way? Are you planning on studying abroad? Or maybe you are an exchange student who wants to meet Dutch students and learn their language? This is your chance!

Each semester, there will be two or three a Language Cafés. For every language there are native speakers present (English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian and Portuguese). They can't wait to tell you all about their language, country and culture. The Language Café is a perfect opportunity to practice your language skills or just meet new and interesting people! For students and staff.

When and where in the fall semester of 2018

  • Thursday 28 February 2019
  • Thursday 28 March 2019
  • Thursday 25 April 2019
  • Thursday 23 May 2019

The Language Café will be held in the Atrium of the Academia building, 16:30 - 18:00.

Information about upcoming Language Cafés

Sign up here to receive information about upcoming Language Cafés.

Buddy System

Besides the Language Café, we also have a buddy system. Would you like to speak a language even better? Maybe you don’t have the time to take one of our courses. Perhaps you want to complement the skills you learned during a course. This is the perfect way for you to get better. The buddy system works by matching you to someone you can practice with. For example, maybe you speak English but you want to improve your German. You will then be matched with someone who speaks German, and who wants to improve their English. This will enable you to informally practice your speaking skills!

If you’re interested, you can sign up here.

Quotes by participants of the pilot

"An excellent idea. I think that was quite obvious since people didn't feel like leaving. It was a very friendly atmosphere and it's also surprising to see how languages (no matter the level you speak them) can connect people."