Online language boost for secondary school students

Learn to speak fluently in Dutch, English, French, German or Spanish

Everyone learns foreign languages at school, and you may even have several languages in your subject portfolio. Sometimes, even when you’re doing your best to learn grammar and vocabulary, it can seem as if you’ll never learn the language. Or perhaps you really want to learn to speak the language fluently and can’t get enough additional practice at school.

You can, of course, find a tutor to help you to learn what you need to know for school. But to really learn a language, it’s better to take a completely different approach: just learn to speak German, English, French, Dutch (as a foreign language) or Spanish. By doing so, your results at school will automatically improve!

Steal the show with your language skills

Do you want to learn how to speak a foreign language easily without thinking about the rules you learned at school? Then follow an online language booster at Regina Coeli. You practice for 50 minutes, twice a week, in one-to-one conversations with your language trainer. You do this using Skype, for example. The lessons are all about you, so you don’t work on things you already know but instead talk about subjects that fit in with your world of experience.

You’ll notice that you start speaking more and more fluently in the lessons and that at school, things also get easier and easier. You might even notice that you don’t have to focus on learning vocabulary and grammar as much because you already know it.

Why Regina Coeli?

Learn to speak a language really well this school year with the Nuns of Vught. You can easily do this alongside school, so you also have time for your hobbies.

  1. You have face-to-face online lessons with a native speaker.
  2. During the lessons, you focus on speaking so that you really learn to communicate.
  3. It’s diary-friendly! It doesn’t matter where you are (as long as it’s a quiet place), and you get little or no homework.

Your personal language boost

  • You have 2 online lessons of 50 minutes a week (via Skype, etc.).
  • You have an intake beforehand to determine whether the lessons suit you.
  • Your training lasts at least five weeks, but you can also opt for several months if you need it.
  • You decide when your lessons will take place together with your language trainer. Lessons are possible between 16.00 and 20.00, from Monday to Friday. The lessons take place at the same time every week.
  • Changing a lesson date or time can be done up to three days before the lesson.
  • You pay € 1490 per 10 lessons.
  • You can follow an online language boost in English, German, French, Spanish or Dutch.

Learning a language with the famous nuns

Maybe you’ve never heard of Regina Coeli, but does the name ‘the Nuns of Vught’ ring a bell with you or your parents? Our language institute’s roots lie in a religious order, and the lessons used to be taught by nuns. Those lessons were so good that we became famous for them.

Now, we mainly give language training to people with important international jobs. Of course, our language trainers have to be able to have proper conversations with them, which is why they’re all highly educated and speak several languages. We still regularly hear our trainees say: ‘I learned the language better in five days than in all my years at school together.’

Het taleninstituut startte in het klooster in Vught.
Nu werken we in een modern pand met mensen uit alle hoeken van de wereld. Maar we zijn nog steeds trots op onze afkomst!

An extra boost: come for the language boost weekend!

You can also work on a foreign language for an entire weekend. You start on Friday evening and stay with us at Regina Coeli in Vught until Sunday afternoon. Over the course of the weekend, you have private lessons with our language trainers, practice with the other participants and stay overnight in one of the rooms in our accommodation. No doubt it’ll be an unforgettable event!

You are more than welcome to join us for a language weekend. The dates in 2021:

  • 23, 24, 25 April 2021
  • 4, 5, 6 June 2021
  • 25, 26, 27 June 2021
  • 22, 23, 24 October 2021

Read more about the weekend >

Questions and answers on the language boost for students

Do you give traditional tutoring in languages?
The online language boost can be seen as tutoring in really learning how to communicate in a foreign language. In the long run, this is much more useful than learning how to take an exam. Because you spend so much time speaking with a native speaker, you develop a better feel for the language, and you notice that listening, reading and grammar also become a lot easier.

Do I get homework from the language trainer?
We assume that you already get enough homework at school. Still, you can always talk with your language trainer about whether you want to practise more between your lessons.
What level are the lessons?
Because you’re taught individually, your level determines the level of the lesson!

Who gives the lessons?
You’re taught by a Regina Coeli language trainer. These are people who grew up in the language you want to learn better. For example, German lessons are given by people who grew up in Germany, Austria or Switzerland, studied there and later came to the Netherlands. They all speak Dutch by now.

When do the lessons take place?
Together, we agree on when your lessons take place. This is possible between 16.00 and 20.00, from Monday to Friday, and in line with when the language trainer has space in their diary. The lessons take place at the same time every week.

Why are you now also offering training courses for young people?
We get loads of requests from parents throughout the year as to whether we can teach their children. Until now, we haven’t had the opportunity to do so. Because of the corona crisis, we’ve gained a great deal of experience in providing online lessons—including to young people—and we’ve found that this is a very good way for young people to learn a language better.

Can I also come to Vught for a language course?
We’ve organised a unique opportunity —a language boost weekend— in 2021. You stay with us for a weekend at our language institute in Vught and take private lessons, but, of course, you also get to practice with the other participants. The language boost weekend is suitable for everyone from 15 to 18 years old.