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.

Language Center

The Language Center in Tilburg provides a wide range of services. We offer languages courses to Tilburg University students and interested parties not affiliated with the university are also welcome to take a course. You can take various courses in Dutch as a Second Language (NT2) and purchase language courses for professionals in education or for students of universities of applied sciences. We explain all the possibilities to you here and invite to you contact us if you have any questions, require any further information or would like to discuss your needs and options.

Dutch as a Second Language (NT2)

Do you have a degree and would you like to learn Dutch or improve your Dutch? Then you’re at the right place at the Language Center. You can choose from a wide range of courses. Our intensive program trains you to reach the level of the Dutch State Exam NT2, program II, within a year, and we offer in-depth courses to perfect your Dutch or you can learn how to survive day-to-day through our Social Dutch courses.  

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Language course for educational employees

If you are employed by an educational institution, then you can purchase a language course for your co-workers at the Language Center. We have provided numerous courses and trainings for educational professionals over the years. Here are just some of them:

  • HAS International Food & Agribusiness – Customized Spanish language courses
  • Fontys School for Fine and Performing Arts – Winter course Dutch Beginners for International Students
  • TiasNimbas Business School - Academic writing for PhD researchers
  • Higher Education for Seniors (HOVO) – Cultural courses ‘The Character of China’ and ‘Giro d’Italia’
  • Fontys Economic University of Applied Sciences - Module thesis writing

Are you considering purchasing a language course for your professionals? Contact one of our coordinators or the head of the Language Center, Tjits Roselaar. They will gladly show you what the possibilities are with regard to content, length and frequency of the language course. Together you can develop a customized language course.

Language course for university of applied science students

The psycholinguist Frank Smith once said: “One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way”. Mastering many languages is always beneficial. In a world where borders are fading, a second – or third, or fourth, - language provides greater understanding and tolerance of others. In a business world that is increasingly more international, an extra language is an important addition to a CV or resume which can offer better career opportunities. And, in the world of education, too, knowledge of a second language is virtually indispensable. This is true for university of applied science students as well as students of our own university.

Are you considering purchasing a language course for your university of applied science students, then you’re at the right place at the Tilburg University Language Center. Our academically-trained instructors, modern facilities and focus on highly-educated target groups make us the ideal partner for you. Contact one of our coordinators or the head of the Language Center, Tjits Roselaar. They will gladly show you what the possibilities are with regard to content, length and frequency of the language course. Together you can develop a customized language course.

Taking a language course from our regular offering

The Language Center offers language courses at various levels in ten different languages. We focus primarily on students during these courses. However, those with university/college degrees who are not affiliated with the university are also welcome to join these courses.

Customized language training

In addition to our regular language courses, you can also do a customized language training at the Language Center. This can take place individually or in a group. Perhaps you require some individual coaching in conversational skills and pronunciation, or you would like to have a lesson in ‘First words in Dutch’ with other recent arrivals, or you would like to take a language and cultural course with other members of your club as part of a preparation for an excursion to Spain, France or Italy. The possibilities are endless and the course can be completely tailored to your needs with regard to content, level and length of the course. An experienced teacher is at your disposal during the entire course.

Would you like more information about customized trainings or would you like to make an appointment to explore the possibilities we can offer? Contact one of our coordinators.