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.
Read about our courses at the time of COVID-19
All Language Center courses are offered on campus, online, or a combination of both as described in the course details. However, a number of additional preconditions apply for physical education to take place in a responsible manner. Please consult the FAQ on coronavirus on our website for the latest information
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- NT2 - Intensive Courses for the Dutch State Exam will start on December 9, 2022. Registration is possible until November 30, 2022.
- Courses NT2: Advanced toward C1 will start again in the fall. Check our website for registration dates.
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.
Dutch I for Expats
This is a course geared toward university-educated professionals who primarily work or study in an English-speaking environment, but would like to learn Dutch for day-to-day survival skills. This course teaches you basic Dutch grammar and you acquire vocabulary that is geared toward practical situations.
Improving your English to C1
This course aims to support you in improving your overall proficiency in English, i.e., your speaking, writing, reading and listening skills as well as grammar and vocabulary typical of an advanced user of English in order to progress from CEFR level B2 to C1.
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.
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Why choose a Language Course at the Language Center?
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.