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 text book also provides 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 € 475,00 (2020)
Duration: 13, weekly, lessons each 2 hours
Location: World Trade Center Twente
Industrieplein 2
7553 LL Hengelo


New courses will start again:
Beginners level, first lesson on  Tuesday March 2nd 2021, 18.00-20.00.
Advanced level, first lesson did start on Wednesday December 9th 2020, 18.00 – 20.00.

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 please contact

Private tutoring or in-company courses

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. Click here for more information and how to contact them.

There are other possibilities as well to learn the Dutch language, by joining a group at ROC van Twente, University of Twente or Volksuniversiteit in Enschede.