Learn a language at Regina Coeli

Whether you’re an expat and want to master Dutch or you're interested to acquire another language, at Regina Coeli you learn to communicate more effectively in a foreign language.

At every Regina Coeli training programme’s core:

  • Personal attention
  • Face-to-face lessons with native speakers
  • Full focus on learning the language
  • Intensity: learn a foreign language in a short time

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. 

Eatwell restaurant refurbishment

In January and February 2024, we will be refurbishing our restaurant. A temporary kitchen will allow us to offer all our normal culinary services. Due to the work taking place, the yoga room, gym and massage chairs will, unfortunately, be unavailable in the first two months of 2024.

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A unique programme

You are unique. That is why we design a personal training programme especially for you. We make your training as goal-orientated as possible.

We get to know you better during an intake interview so that your language trainers can familiarise themselves with your situation. And that goes a long way. Many course members say they have never experienced as much customisation as they have at Regina Coeli.


Flow through intensity

Our training courses are intensive. You work on and in the language from early in the morning until late in the evening, usually for several days in a row. The variety in both the programme and the language trainers is what makes this possible. You come into a flow, so you absorb and can apply the material quickly.

The serene surroundings and the other course members around you help you to stay in that flow. We take care of everything during your stay, from healthy, delicious meals in the restaurant to opportunities for sports and relaxation.

Learn Dutch on the High Tech Campus

If you want to learn Dutch quickly and well, you can chose an intensive course in Vught and you can also join one of our training courses in Eindhoven. These small-group lessons are for people with an international background—a wonderful opportunity to learn or improve your Dutch!


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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.

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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.

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How the language institute came to be

The sisters open their own language laboratory in their convent, where they have started offering language courses to missionaries. News quickly spreads of the laboratory’s outstanding quality, and their unique method starts to draw more than just missionaries.

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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

50-year jubilee

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.

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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.

Lieke van Lexmond TV presenter

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

Marc Gross Chief Supply Chain Officer at Heineken

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

Maud Koolen Company lawyer/legal counsel at PwC

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