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Language Institute Regina Coeli

This language institute in Vught is about an hour’s car or train ride from Amsterdam. They offer intensive courses in Dutch, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

The nuns of Vught 

The Regina Coeli language institute was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Order of St. Augustine in Vught, who laid the foundation for their certified ‘Regina Coeli Method’ in the 1960s. "Going to the nuns in Vught" has since come to represent learning Dutch in the Netherlands.

Individual language training

Regina Coeli creates individual training programmes tailored to the student's specific needs. During the intake appointment a customised programme is designed together. Students receive lessons from three to four teachers, depending on the student's individual programme. Between the lessons, students work on assignments such as multimedia exercises, writing assignments or preparing short presentations.

Language training during the weekend

If you're short on time but still want to work on your language skills, Regina Coeli offers weekend programmes. The two-day course comprises seven private lesson hours, seven independent study hours, three group sessions and two language tables. Students return home on Sunday evening with renewed energy and armed with new insights and knowledge.

Your stay at Regina Coeli

Regina Coeli students stay in Guestwing Eikenheuvel, the institute's on-site lodging. Staying here adds to the immersive experience and improved outcome of the course. Students can concentrate on learning the language better and there are opportunities to practice with fellow course members.

What our students say:

"The trainers are excellent. The private lessons, binder full of materials and multimedia exercises complement each other perfectly. They work like a staircase, step-by-step, onwards and upwards. I now have a solid foundation in Dutch and will be able to speak with my new colleagues."

– Daniel Koep, head of exhibitions at the Hague Municipal Museum

"What I’m learning is really sticking because of the multimedia exercises. I’ve met many lovely people here and I know I’m going to keep enjoying this experience after I’ve finished the course. And the food – it’s incredible!"

– Liz Ansell, HR manager at Oliver Wyman

"Because I’ve already followed an intensive individual course at Regina Coeli twice, I’ve come back for a follow-up day. The programme is a blend of private lessons and exercises specially selected for me. The better thetrainers get to know me, the more they fine-tune the programme to my needs."

– Adina Caldararu, business development manager at Philips

Actively learn a language

Studying a new language can be challenging, but taking an active approach, tailoring lessons to your skill level and focusing on learning in a way that’s meaningful to you makes it easier. 

At Regina Coeli, students benefit from the following: 

A detailed intake interview: Each student speaks with a language trainer before starting. During this meeting, they look at your current and desired language level along with your interests and the scenarios in which you’ll use the language. One parent will join this interview.

Individual lessons: During private lessons, you will focus on your goals, knowledge level and the situations you’ll be in when using the language. Above all, you will speak frequently and be corrected by your teacher. 

Native speakers: At Regina Coeli, you are always taught by native speakers of the language, which also helps you get a better feel for the culture.

Intensity: Learning is easier when you experience a flow that draws you fully into the language, something best achieved by scheduling your lessons close together.