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.
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.
- There are still places available in several language courses. Go to Osiris Student and register. (De-)Registration is possible until 20 January 2020, noon.
- Registration intensive NT2: Advanced toward C1 - Clear Pronunciation en Speaking Fluently for Work and Study Purposes is open. Register now and start in Spring.
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.
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.
NT2: Intermediate (intensive course)
During this intensive course, you continue to develop your general proficiency in Dutch. You expand your vocabulary (to approximately 4300 words) and your knowledge of grammar. In preparation of the lessons, you study one or two texts that cover all aspects of living in the Netherlands. In this way, you practice vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and grammar.
This course is a continuation of Dutch II for Expats, Dutch II for International students and Dutch - Fast Track and takes you from CEFR level A2 to B1-. You further expand your knowledge of Dutch based on topics such as work, education, travel, and art. All skills (reading, listening, writing, and speaking) are dealt with, with a particular focus on interaction. You also give some short presentations on Dutch cultural topics in the broadest sense of the word.
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)
Translations, editing, correction, and tutoring
Exclusively for Tilburg University employees
The Language Center offers a translation service (Dutch-English or vice versa) and an editing/correction service to all Tilburg University employees who write policy documents for the central or Schools’ administrative processes. Tutoring and workshops are also part of the service.
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.