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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- The courses Dutch as Second Language will start again on 4 April. Registration is possible until 21 March.
- Four modules NT2: Advanced toward C1 will start in spring 2021.
- Courses Dutch and English for employees will start in spring 2022. Register now.
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
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.
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: 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.
Italian for Beginners 1
In this course, you will learn the basics of Italian. All skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) are covered, but the course mainly focuses on oral communication. You will soon be able to have short conversations in Italian!
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.