Improve your language skills online with UvA Talen

Improve your language skills online with UvA Talen


Improve your language skills online with UvA Talen

Do you want to improve your language skills? UvA Talen is the leading language centre in Amsterdam, serving internationals from around the world. UvA Talen offers a wide range of fast-paced and communicative courses in Dutch, English and 10 other languages, ranging from elementary to advanced level. Each year, over 2.000 students complete a course at UvA Talen, earning an internationally recognised language level certificate.

Sign up for an online group course before 15 December to get a 10% discount.

All classes now online through distance learning

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing us to maintain social distance, UvA Talen has moved their classes online. The online courses follow the same formula as the offline lessons. The only difference is that the lessons take place in a virtual classroom.

During the online lessons, you can interact with your teacher and classmates on your screen, where your teacher will guide you through the lessons using a virtual whiteboard, handouts, quizzes, video, audio, and chat functions. They also take the time to answer your questions, just like when you are in a classroom.

Practising speaking skills takes place in small groups in breakout rooms, where your teacher can join you to give you feedback.

Language courses that fit your schedule

UvA Talen’s evening courses commence four times a year and include all 12 languages. If you want to improve your Dutch or English in a short period of time, UvA Talen offers intensive daytime courses, starting every four weeks. Especially for hard-working expats and students, they also offer Dutch and English courses at the weekend. Moreover, every summer you can join one of their daytime summer courses to learn a new language in a fast and fun way.

Corona-proof private inTense programme

inTense is UvA Talen’s private programme for learners who want to learn a language in rapid time. Over a period of five consecutive days, your teachers will immerse you in the language you want to learn. Until it’s possible to hold inTense on site again, UvA Talen is providing 100% corona-proof inTense training, where you can follow intensive online classes.

To make the immersion complete, you also work on the language you want to learn outside the lessons. To achieve this, you are given special assignments to complete at home. They might ask you to watch a film or TV programme, or read something in the language you want to master.

Find out more about the advantages of inTense.

Back to the classroom

As the online courses are successful, UvA Talen will keep offering them even when things go back to “normal”. Still, they can’t wait to welcome you back to their language school! Follow UvA Talen on Facebook and Instagram to get their latest updates.

Are you interested in joining one of UvA Talen’s distance learning courses? Do you want to know whether such a course would be right for you? Watch this 5-minute video to find what an online Dutch course involves.  Don't forget to sign up for an online group course before 15 December to get a 10% discount.



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