Language Centre

Maastricht University's Language Centre offers a broad range of language services to students, staff, companies, organisations and anyone else with an interest in language learning. We help them communicate effectively in an international environment. From language courses in modern languages such as English, French, German and Spanish to Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian– the Language Centre has something to offer everyone.

What language would you like to learn?

Still want to start with your course in February? Check below to see if the course and level you desire is still available!

  • The registration for Dutch and Foreign language courses starting in February 2023 is now closed. However, if you have the correct level (CEFR, intakes) there may still be a spot in the following groups: * Arabic A2, B1minus and B1plus; * Chinese A1minus, A1plus and B1, * Dutch B2 and B2 for German speakers,  * German B2plus (scholarship option), * Portuguese A1, * Russian A1, A2minus and B1minus, * Spanish B1minus and C1minus.

Please note! Only regarding the groups mentioned above, you may send an e-mail to languagecentre[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl.

  • Our offer of courses in English (Cambridge) starting in March is still open for registration. For more information or to schedule an intake please contact languages-intake-eng[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

  • Please note! Our online registration form only lists the courses and groups that still have places available and/or have an active waiting list. If you need an intake, book this intake well before the course is scheduled to begin.

  • Boost your employability and apply now for a scholarship for a free advanced level Dutch, German or French course! For more information and conditions see the scholarship page.

  • Do you want to know more about the different starting dates of our courses? Take a look at the annual course schedule.

‘Maaike and Arno’, Podcast for Dutch learners

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Are you learning Dutch and have a hard time pronouncing the tongue-twisting sounds of the Dutch language? Then put on your headphones because this podcast will have you speaking Dutch in no time!

The podcast the Language Centre participated in is created from the idea of giving participants more learning mileage in an accessible, fun way. 

Tutor in the spotlight

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'Chinese is not that difficult to learn!'

Suli Poell on learning Chinese

When I tell people that I am a Chinese teacher, people often say: “Chinese is a very difficult language!”  That is right, Chinese IS difficult. There are two reasons that make Chinese difficult.  One is the pronunciation with four tones, which you don’t find in English. The second is the Chinese characters, which people have no idea how to read and write. Learning Chinese can seem like a daunting task. Read the whole article here

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