Individual and in-company courses

UvA Talen specialises in personalised, tailor-made courses in Dutch, English and various other languages. You can either choose a one-on-one course at UvA Talen, online or at your office location in Amsterdam, or an in-company group course for you and your colleagues. Courses can range from a general Dutch course for beginners to specialised courses focusing on corporate language use or fluency skills.

inTense: one-week individual language training

The UvA Talen inTense training is perfect if you’ve just arrived in Amsterdam. During inTense, you’ll be at UvA Talen from Monday to Friday, following an individual programme designed specifically for you. Your days will consist of individual lessons, lunches together with your teacher, excursions and self-study. This will enable you to develop considerable language skills in just one week.

Group courses

UvA Talen’s range of group language courses is the largest in Amsterdam. They offer courses in 12 different languages, from elementary to advanced levels. Because the pace is fairly high and there is optimum interaction with the instructor and fellow students, you will reach your goals quickly. You can take a group course at their language school in the centre of Amsterdam, or improve your language skills online. Except for the fact that the online lessons take place in a virtual classroom, the courses use the same formula as the lessons on location.


UvA Talen’s platform for e-learning is called The Language Academy. The e-learning courses combine academic quality with a fast learning curve and result-oriented lessons. This is the perfect option if you want to learn Dutch in your own time.


UvA Talen is not only your provider for fast-paced language courses, but it’s also one of the larger translation agencies in the Netherlands. The UvA Talen translation department is ISO certified, uses professional and sworn translators and editors, and offers free follow-up care. All new customers receive a 10% discount on translations.

Want to find out what UvA Talen can do for you or your company? Visit their website for more information, to register for a course or request a quotation. Or read their partner articles on why you should learn English in Amsterdam and tips on learning a language.

Special offer: Free online workshop – Spreek Nederlands met me!

Sign up and win a Dutch language course!

Would you like to learn Dutch and are you ready to take the first step? Are you intimidated by those strange Dutch sounds and tricky vowels? Want to learn some words you can put to use right away? Then take the plunge and join a free UvA Talen online workshop.

In this fun, engaging workshop the team from UvA Talen will introduce you to some practical words you can use in everyday situations. They will also get you acquainted with some of the language’s trickier sounds. The workshop offers practical Dutch for beginners and is aimed at absolute beginners, people who already understand some Dutch and anyone else who wants to come along.

By joining our workshop you will not only learn the basics but also get a chance to win a free online Dutch language course at UvA Talen.

When: 19 June 2021
Timeslots: 11.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 14.00
Where: Via Zoom

Sign up here!

A day before the workshop you will receive an email containing the Zoom link and instructions. Make sure you have a good internet connection and that your camera and sound are working properly.