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. There is something for everyone. 

What language would you like to learn?

  • From now, you can register for the new Dutch and English courses starting in June. The groups and timeslots can be viewed via the online registration form.


  • Social Dutch: Period 6 options opens Thursday the 23rd of May at 9.00.
  • Registration for Spanish A1 and French A1 courses starting in June is now open. You can register from July 1 for the other new Modern Foreign Languages courses starting in September.
  • Web-based courses are offered all year round. 
  • We have increased our prices as of 1 November 2023, due to market circumstances and inflation. We thank you for your understanding.
  • Our online registration form lists only the courses and groups that still have places available and/or have an active waiting list.
  • Do you want to know more about the different starting dates of our courses? Take a look at the annual course schedule.


Fostering Learning and Inclusion: the Language Centre at Maastricht University

Alaa Aljbawi

Studying in a language that is not your mother tongue can be challenging. That's why the Language Centre at Maastricht University is dedicated to breaking down language barriers. This centre of expertise provides tailored solutions for students facing language challenges, delivered by specialised and knowledgeable language teachers. The Language Centre offers a range of language training courses, including academic language skills and intercultural communication skills.  

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‘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


'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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