Learning a Language at the 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.
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- There are still places available in the course Academic Writing in English for (PhD) Researchers. Register now.
- Courses Nt2: Advanced toward C1 will start again in the Spring. Check our website for registration dates.
- Nt2 - Intensive Courses for the Dutch State Exam will start on March 31, 2023. Registration is possible until March 20, 2023.
Are you highly educated and do you want to improve your Dutch or learn Dutch as a 2nd language (NT2)? Then you can choose from a wide range of courses. If you want to learn a foreign language, you are also at the right address at the Language Center.
Learn a foreign Language for free with your language vouchers
Tilburg University offers its students the opportunity to follow free language courses. Are you enrolled at Tilburg University and paying tuition fees here? If so, you will have received twelve digital language vouchers at the start of your studies. Exchange students and Pre-Master's students also receive these twelve language vouchers.
Choose your Course
Nt2 Beginners (intensive course)
This course allows you to rapidly acquire a solid basis of everyday Dutch based on texts from the Delft method that you will go through step-by-step. Grammar is also explained based on these texts. This allows you to develop a feeling for the language instead of only knowledge of the grammar rules.
Dutch (NT2) - Intensive Course for the Dutch State Exam
Our intensive course for the NT2 State Exam consists of three consecutive courses in one year: a course for Beginners, Intermediate level students, and Upper-intermediate level students. These courses prepare you for the NT2 State Exam, program II within a year.
Nt2 Intermediate (intensive course)
During this intensive course, you continue to develop your general proficiency in Dutch. You expand your vocabulary (to approximately 4.300 words) and your knowledge of grammar. In preparation of the lessons, you study one or two texts that cover all kinds of aspects of living in the Netherlands. In this way, you practice vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and grammar.
Dutch Intensive Summer Course
Are you entering a Dutch university for your BA or MA program or an exchange? Or are you an expat who has little or no knowledge of the Dutch language? Tilburg University’s Language Center offers an innovative Dutch Intensive Summer Course. This 3-week intensive course will get you from ‘no Dutch at all’ to ‘daily Dutch proficiency’ (A1 level) in no time!
Nt2 Upper-Intermediate Dutch (intensive course)
During this course, you work from level B1 to level B2. Using the book Nederlands op Niveau, you work with texts, listening fragments, and do vocabulary and grammar exercises. You will give presentations about various subject. You will also write texts based on an outline and record a couple of videos.
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Why choose a Language Course at the Language Center?
Educational Vision Teaching Approach
Our academically trained teachers
Our focus on a highly educated target group
Our modern facilities
Tilburg University Language Center is a member of the Association of Dutch-speaking University Language Centres (NUT), which brings together language centres from the Netherlands and Flanders.
Officially issued with the quality mark 'Blik op Werk' for civic integration courses (NT2) (only available in Dutch)
Come and practice your languages in our Language Café!
Would you like to have a conversation in another language? Are you following a language course at the Language Center? Are you interested in other languages and cultures? Are you going to study abroad soon? Or do you just want to talk to a foreign student about his or her language and country? Then this is your chance.