Learn a language at Regina Coeli
Learn how to communicate more effectively in foreign languages at Regina Coeli. You learn precisely what you need to know from native speakers while on your personal language training course. While we’re known for our week-long courses ‘with the Nuns’, much more is possible. From short, intensive training programmes to longer learning trajectories, you can create a course to suit your needs at Regina Coeli.
Our institute in Vught is purpose-designed to serve as an optimal and pleasant learning environment, and you can once again take a language course here in our safe, relaxing surroundings. Read more about it in our corona protocol.
Our range of languages
Develop your own style in another language
Regina Coeli’s language courses are acclaimed for their individual approach and the personal attention every trainee receives. At Regina Coeli, you not only learn a language—you also get to know the culture behind it and discover and develop your own communication style. All our trainers are well-educated native speakers.
Learn to speak a language in a short time
Regina Coeli is known for teaching people to speak languages well in a short time. Students achieve such good results because:
- Every student follows a personal programme (tailor-made)
- The curriculum is structured so that you come into a flow
- You can fully concentrate on the language at our institute
- Our trainers are all highly qualified native speakers
More than tailor-made
You learn just what you need when you come for your language course. You build vocabulary which is specific to your needs, use the grammar immediately in situations familiar to you and practise conversations that you would also have in real life.
Putting together a good training course requires some preparation. After you’ve registered, we invite you for an online intake with a language trainer so we can get to know you. During your interview, the trainer will assess your current skill levels. You also discuss your goals, wishes and ideas for your language course so you know exactly what you can expect before you start.
Take a corona-proof language course
From the moment we reopened in June, we’ve been working as corona-proof as possible, with measures in place such as:
- one-way foot traffic in the building
- a personal classroom for every student with Perspex screens that separate the student’s workplace from that of their language trainers
- à la carte ordering in the restaurant via a mobile app
- even higher hygiene standards
The language institute in Vught
Most students choose to take their language training course at our language institute in Vught. In the building, you find just the peace and quiet you need to study and also an amicable atmosphere where you can have a chat with fellow students. All the ingredients are in place for intensive language learning and an unforgettable experience.
You can also take your language course with us (partly) online, and a language trainer can also come to you.
Regina Coeli’s foundations
The foundation for Regina Coeli is laid in 1597. Alix le Clerc and Pierre Fourier found the Sisters of the Holy Order of Saint Augustine congregation in Lotharingen, France. One of their most important aims is educating girls.Read more about the history
The sisters settle in Vught
Over the centuries, the congregation gradually spreads throughout Europe. A group of sisters from Lunéville, France settle in Vught in 1903 and build a cloister with a boarding school for secondary school-aged girls. They call it Regina Coeli.Read more about our location
How the language institute came to be
The language laboratory leaves the convent
In 1982, the language laboratory gets its own building on the same property as the cloister. The building is replaced by an entirely new one in 2001 and expanded in 2011. To this day, students still follow their tailor-made Regina Coeli language courses on the very same spot.Different types of language courses
Regina Coeli celebrates its 50-year jubilee in 2013. The institute has grown to be the place you have to be if you want to learn a language quickly. One of the most important pillars of this success is the fact that only native speakers give the lessons.More about the language trainers
Why Regina Coeli?
There are countless ways to learn a foreign language, but Regina Coeli’s courses are unique!
Experience a language course
Are you curious about how our approach actually works in practice? No one can tell you better than our own students. They are happy to share the experiences they have had while with us at Regina Coeli!
Our trainers are native speakers who have a passion for sharing their knowledge of language and culture. We ask our students to share and rate their experiences to be sure that everything perfectly suits the trainee. Now, and also in the future!
Speaking English is something that seems very normal. However, I just wanted my English to be really good. I want to be able to communicate like I do in my own language. The teachers are all very good at their subject, really accomplished. They see you very much as an individual and adjust their teaching method accordingly. They show you where your talents and strengths lie and bring these out in another language.
I’m incredibly satisfied with the individual nature of the course. The trainers tailor the programme to the student very well. And as a student, I have the feeling that I can steer my own programme. The quality of what they do here at Regina Coeli is indisputable. Read more
In my five-day individual English course, I have general lessons like grammar and social conversation. The other half of the time, I focus on specific legal jargon. I have examples of the kinds of contracts I generally deal with at work with me. The contracts form the input for the lessons. One of the trainers is even a lawyer and you can tell. Read more