UvA Talen offers group courses in 12 languages at different levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced. You can also opt for courses in which we teach you a specific aspect of a language, such as writing or speaking and business or academic language use. Anyone can follow a course at UvA Talen: students, non-students, business customers - everyone.
Learn a new language quickly
Every year, more than 2,000 students from all over the world successfully complete a group course and are awarded a certificate for an internationally recognised language level. Our courses are aimed at motivated, often highly educated students. The course material is covered in quick tempo, you receive homework assignments and we ensure optimal interaction with your teacher and fellow students. This means you learn a new language or improve your language skills quickly.
During the day, at the weekend or in the evening
There are three dates per year when you can start an evening course in one of the 12 languages we offer. Evening courses have lessons on one or two evenings a week. If you want to learn Dutch or English quickly, you can choose one of our popular intensive day courses in Dutch or English so you can raise your language level in one month. And it's no problem if you want to learn Dutch and you don't have time during the week: you can also learn Dutch at UvA Talen at weekends.
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Intensive summer courses
Every summer, UvA Talen offers intensive summer courses so you can learn a new language during the daytime. Summer courses can be taken in all the languages we offer. You can learn the basics of Spanish, French or Italian for your holiday, improve your English or Dutch for your work or study, or embark on a fascinating language that you have long wanted to learn, such as Russian, Arabic or Japanese. You can recognise the summer courses by the orange sun in the table.
More information about our summer courses.
Language courses in the centre of Amsterdam
All our courses are given at the University of Amsterdam's Roeterseiland Campus. Our language school on Roetersstraat has several classrooms of its own, or your course may be taught in one of the surrounding buildings on the Roeterseiland Campus.
How to find our language school.
Recognised educational institution
UvA Talen is registered in the Central Register of Short-Term Vocational Education (CRKBO). This means that we comply with the strict European guidelines for educational institutions and enables us to offer our language courses free of VAT, thus saving you 21% on costs.
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