About UvA Talen
UvA Talen is the independent language centre of the University of Amsterdam. We provide high-quality language services to businesses, government institutions and semi-public organizations. We also offer an extensive range of group language courses on an open enrolment basis for private individuals and corporate clients alike.
UvA Talen’s translation department is a key player in the Dutch translation market. The language training centre is unique in the greater Amsterdam area on account of the extensive course selection and rapid learning curve. UvA Talen also offers copywriting and other general language services.
UvA Talen was established in early 2008 following a merger between the university affiliated companies UvA Vertalers and The Language Academy. Prior to the merger, both parties already were leading in their respective sectors. Focusing primarily on translation services, UvA Vertalers also had established a solid reputation as a high-quality supplier of editing, correction and copywriting services. The Language Academy had been a trusted name in the field of language instruction for many years. In fact, the company offered the most extensive array of open enrolment-based group language courses in the greater Amsterdam area.
All of these activities have been brought together in one organization: UvA Talen, the University of Amsterdam’s independent academic language centre.