The nuns of Vught

The language institute Regina Coeli 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 of Vught’ has since come to stand for learning Dutch in the Netherlands.

Individual language training

Regina Coeli composes an individual training programme customised to each student's specific needs—starting from the intake appointment where a tailor-made programme is designed together. Students receive lessons from three to four trainers, depending on the student's individual programme. Between the lessons, students work on assignments such as individual 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, the Language Institute Regina Coeli offers language weekends. The two-day course offers seven private lesson hours, seven independent study hours, three group sessions and two language tables so students can return home on Sunday evening with renewed energy and armed with new insights and knowledge.

Your stay at Regina Coeli

Students will stay in Guestwing Eikenheuvel—the institute's onsite accommodation at Martinilaan 12 in Vught. This provides the opportunity for students to greatly improve the outcome of their training due to better concentration on learning the language and 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 the trainers get to know me, the more they fine-tune the programme to my needs.

Adina Caldararu, business development manager at Philips

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Special offers for while we're all social distancing

Language Institute Regina Coeli has had to close its doors temporarily as a result of the coronavirus crisis. However, the language trainers are still teaching! To be more precise, they are now giving online face-to-face lessons in combination with e-learning. Moreover, the online courses are being offered at reduced rates.

The online training concept, via Skype for example, is that you have 1-on-1 lessons with a language trainer. Each lesson is approximately one-hour long during which time you can focus exclusively on communicating in your chosen language, practising the situations you would normally come across in your daily work, and picking up tips and tricks from your language trainer. You have direct eye-contact with your trainer via your computer screen.

In between online lessons, you can practice in Regina Coeli’s e-learning environment. You can do grammar exercises and work on expanding your vocabulary, but you can also do complete training courses via Good Habitz. These focus on a variety of subjects in your chosen language. As you practice, you can also ask your personal language trainer questions via the e-learning environment.

Start your training course by doing an online test. This gives the language trainer a good indication of your starting level. During the first online lesson, you will meet your personal language trainer and discuss your goals together.

So take advantage of the reduced rates. If you would like more information about Regina Coeli’s blended-learning language training courses, click on You can also register online via our website