Language courses

Even though nearly all Dutch speak English, learning some Dutch yourself is recommended. It will help you in everyday life, finding a job and Dutch people will appreciate that you have made the effort.

If you want official recognition of your Dutch language skills (i.e. if you’re applying for a permanent residence status) you will need to follow a course that offers exams within the NT2 structure.

Expat Center East Netherlands offers Dutch Language courses; “Dutch as a second language”.

In a small group you will get personal attention and coaching while learning Dutch.
A digital Dutch language method is used as an effective guide to learn a variety of practical language skills.
The lessons and text book also provide insights in the Dutch culture.
In addition to the book you will get extra information and exercises tailor-made for your own language level and background.

Method: Via “Taaltalent”
Price: Course, including book € 525,00 ( February 2022)
Duration: 15, weekly, lessons each 2 hours, from 18.00 – 20.00
Location: World Trade Center Twente
Industrieplein 1
7553 LL Hengelo


New courses will start after summer 2022. Keep an eye on our socials and this website.
Important: Minimum number of participants is 6. On registration you will receive an invoice and your registration will only be final when payment is received. For more information and registration please send an email to


The lessons in the World Trade Center Twente in Hengelo are held in a spacious room, with enough space to guarantee distance between the participants. We work according all governmental rules and regulations. Should these rules dictate that the lessons can’t be held on location, they will be changed to online tutoring.

Private tutoring or in-company courses // practise your Dutch

Expat Center East Netherlands works closely together with Dutch and English language trainers. They have experience in teaching internationals and teach private lessons, small groups or in-company with your employer. Contact the Expat Center for more information on the possibilities and rates.

There are other possibilities as well to learn the Dutch language, by joining a group at Saxion University of Applied Sciences, ROC van Twente, University of Twente or Volksuniversiteit in Enschede.
Practising your Dutch can be done by joining the conversation groups  in the local libraries ( several possibilities in i.e. Hengelo, Deventer, Enschede) or by joining The Dutch Conversation Club who come together weekly in Enschede.