Dutch Language Course
Language Institute Regina Coeli is the place to learn Dutch quickly. Many expats in the Netherlands choose to learn Dutch as a foreign language at our institute; they come in order to learn to communicate in Dutch in a short period of time, to perfect their use of the language or to better understand the culture.
|A Dutch language trainer will take you on a tour of the building.|
Learn Dutch language with an individual programme
At Regina Coeli we compose a Dutch training programme specifically for you. The starting point for this is your intake appointment, which is when we design your tailor-made programme together. You receive lessons from three to four trainers, depending on your programme. Between the lessons you work on assignments such as individual multimedia exercises, writing assignments or preparing a short presentation.
DUO-loan for Integration Exam or Dutch as a Second Language State Exam preparation
Learn Dutch language for the compulsory integration process in the Netherlands? Language Institute Regina Coeli is an approved ‘Blik op Werk’ school. This means that you can borrow money from the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO) to pay for education related to your preparation for the Integration Exam or the Dutch as a Second Language State Exam (NT2).
Language Institute Regina Coeli’s Dutch language training is mainly suitable for individuals with a solid level of education. This means we primarily support people in their preparations for the NT2 Exam. An NT2 diploma allows you to study or find a job in a professional field in the Netherlands. Would you rather take the Integration Exam? We can help you prepare for this as well.
Would you like to make use of a DUO loan for a Dutch language course at Language Institute Regina Coeli? Discuss your options with one of our colleagues in Client Services on +31 (0) 73 6848790.
When should you follow a Dutch language course at Regina Coeli?
- Learn Dutch language quickly with a programme which is designed precisely to suit your needs. Guaranteed results!
- If you have absolutely no or little knowledge of the Dutch language and would like to learn it correctly the first time; you can follow an individual beginner’s Dutch language training
- If you have already made earlier attempts at learning Dutch but have seen little in the way of results so far.
- If you can easily make yourself understood in Dutch and would like to take those skills to the next level.
- If you wish to be able to objectively demonstrate your language skills with the Certificate of Dutch as a Foreign Language (Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal/CNaVT).
- If you are well-educated; our method is particularly suited to those with a higher level of education.
Designing and planning Dutch language training
If you are interested in learning Dutch as a foreign language at our institute in Vught, you will first have an intake interview with an experienced Dutch language trainer. Together, you will discuss how you can best learn Dutch and achieve your goals.
Your advice could consist of (a combination of) these training forms:
- An intensive, individual Dutch language course at our language institute in Vught
- Dutch language coaching
- Online Dutch language training
Additionally, we can offer the following alternatives to learn Dutch:
Gesa Haseleu, Research Scientist
The week at Regina Coeli was one of the most enjoyable and most difficult times of my life. You meet interesting course members and language trainers, and above all you learn a new language in no time at all.
Dr. Ir. Liviv Prodan, R&D Eurol B.V.
A beautiful way to learn the Dutch language. It has so much to offer in terms of content, not only when it comes to language knowledge, but also mentally. I am learning more and more every day. The trainers are extremely professional and friendly. I would love to come to Regina Coeli for another week.
Mike Banfield, Directeur, Sthree
I have just completed a Dutch course at Regina Coeli and am very impressed. Although I could already speak Dutch reasonably well, I had little grammatical knowledge to support it and my writing skills were quite low. My vocabulary was also limited and therefore I had a lack of confidence in my Dutch abilities.
The teachers at Regina Coeli put together a tailor-made course for me with a focus on improving my grammar, vocabulary and writing skills, as well as speaking practice. The course was indeed intensive with so much to learn and such long days, but I found the content and the combination of one-to-one, multimedia and group activities perfect. The facilities are also top-notch and I experienced the trainers as truly professional.
Not cheap, but well worth the money – highly recommended.
Esra Biltekin, Procurement, ING
I find the method very good. The way the days were planned was super; I didn’t even feel how long they were. I find the trainers to be very professional and experienced. I would highly recommend this institute to the people I know.
Gordon Pitman, Regional HR Business Partner (EMEA) & sBU HR Director Performance Additives, Akzo Nobel
After living and working in the Netherlands for 4 years and having had some initial basic language courses, I decided it was time to take my Dutch to a new level. I spent a week at Regina Coeli in July 2012 and found the whole process extremely useful in building my confidence, but also in helping take me to the next level. The method is very intensive, giving you little time to think about anything else other than the language you are learning. I even woke up one night dreaming in Dutch!
All the teachers were very experienced in their area of expertise whether that was grammar, conversation or leading group lessons. Whilst it was probably one of the most exhausting weeks of development I have pursued in a long time, it was probably also one of the most fruitful. I have definitely benefitted greatly from the support, patience and guidance of the team at Regina Coeli.
Pieter Fourie, Consultant, Simon-Huker & Partners
This was an intensive week of pure language training with a focus on you and your language goals. Due to the Regina Coeli method you have the opportunity to drastically enhance your language skills in a short amount of time. Absolutely worth the time and financial investment if you are serious about learning or improving your language skills.
Eric Bourget, International HR Adviseur, EDF SA
Intensive and efficient courses in a fantastic environment. After two weeks I can actually follow and participate in a whole conversation. Incredible how much you can learn in a week. Super friendly teachers. That makes the difference.
Leigh Chapman, Maintenance Engineer, Bosch Transmissions Tilburg
I spent one week here to learn Dutch. It is a highly intensive course, where you need to be able to take on-board a large amount of information in a short period of time. It has been a very enjoyable, instructive but very tiring course. All the teachers are excellent at their jobs and very understanding with the students. I would highly recommend this school to anyone wishing to learn another language.
The Dutch language courses are delivered by a team of trainers from the Netherlands world. When you follow lessons at Regina Coeli, your training will be with a number of them.
A few trainers share their thoughts on Dutch language courses at Regina Coeli:
Huub van Rooij
"Technically-minded people are not at all worse than others in learning languages; we just learn differently. We look for the logic in things, the rules, and we love schematising. I am an engineer and learn that way myself, so I instinctively understand the way I need to present the language to course members with technical backgrounds. Naturally, the technical jargon comes into play as well…
I worked abroad in dozens of different countries for decades, so I am able to go deeply into cultural differences in my lessons – not only differences in national character, but also into the typical traits of Dutch business culture.
An intensive Dutch language course at Regina Coeli costs quite a lot but is not expensive. For many course members the cost of a week of language training is considerably lower than what they bring in or produce on their own per week. A week in Vught is therefore a profitable investment in quickly making the professional (once again) productive!"
"The great strength of Regina Coeli is, in my opinion, that the Dutch language course is completely tailored to the course member and takes place in inspiring surroundings:
All Dutch trainers have, in addition to Dutch and English, at least one other language as a specialisation; the course member receives as many language trainers who know the native language of the course member as possible, which really lends itself to the effectiveness of the course. Moreover, we have trainers with specific knowledge of certain professional fields so we can be good sounding boards for the course members.
The trainers are well-prepared. They have a clear idea of the course member sitting across from them, what the course member wants to achieve and how they are going to do this as a team: there is a well-considered, clear and varied lesson plan with short lines of communication between the trainers.
In the end the course member has to do the work him- or herself, but we (as trainers) can make the learning process easier, more fun, faster and more supple, thereby giving the course member wings to fly and assuring he or she gets the best out of him- or herself.
I myself have worked at Regina Coeli for almost 20 years and have never experienced a dissatisfied course member. In contrast, I have often heard comments like “I never liked grammar, but this week I looked forward to every grammar lesson because they can be so useful, insightful and fun.” This is of course just one of the reasons why I have happily worked for this institute for so long."
Demonstrate your Dutch language skills by getting the Certificate in Dutch as a Foreign Language (CNaVT)
Are you learning Dutch as a foreign language? Why not reward your efforts by getting the Certificate in Dutch as a Foreign Language (CNaVT). This is an internationally recognized form of certification that is objective proof of the level you have attained in the language. Having this qualification is seen as a definite plus by many Dutch employers, which gives you the advantage over other job seekers. What is more, you do not have to do the language test in the Dutch integration examination procedure if you have passed the CNaVT!
Regina Coeli is registered at the Dutch Language Union (Nederlandse Taalunie) as an official examination institute. This means that we can prepare you for the exam and, also, that you can take the exam at Regina Coeli.
At Regina Coeli there are several ways in which you can prepare yourself for the CNaVT exam. Our regular, intensive, individual Dutch language training courses are, of course, perfect for this kind of preparation. However, we also offer a CNaVT examination training course in which you practise exam assignments and receive specific feedback during individual sessions with a trainer from Regina Coeli.
Every language course at Language Institute Regina Coeli is tailor-made for you. Following your personal intake interview, you will receive a detailed, non-binding proposal for the most effective language programme for you. Below you will find the costs for an intensive individual language course (excl. VAT and valid for training courses in 2016). More prices are available at the Costs page.
|One week (Monday through Friday) of individual training:||€ 3904,-|
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|Staying in Eikenheuvel or Ruwenberg Hotel|
|Lodging and breakfast per night € 125,-
(excluding VAT, including tourist tax)
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