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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- NT2 - Intensive Course for the Dutch State Exam will start on 10 December. Registration is possible until 1 December.
- NT2 - Courses after the State Exam are offered again in fall. Look for the latest registration dates on our website.
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 feel 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 advanced level students. These courses prepare you for the NT2 State Exam, program II within a year.
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.
Spanish for Beginners
In this course, you will learn the basics of Spanish. All skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) are covered, but the course mainly focuses on interaction. Typical for the course are the large number of online homework assignments. You will have to work hard at home, but you will soon be able to communicate in Spanish at a basic level.
Dutch I for International Students
In this course, you will learn basic Dutch grammar and acquire vocabulary that is geared toward practical situations. During the lessons, many dialogues and role plays are used.
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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.