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    Language lessons or tests on campus at the VUB

    VUB students can take on-campus courses in Etterbeek and Jette at the Academic Centre for Language Education (ACTO) and CVO Semper.

    You can also find other CVOs on or near our smaller campusses.


    Dutch language course

    • Dutch Survival Course: a survival course in Dutch for international ACTO students
    • General training in Dutch language proficiency at CVO Semper
    • Academic training in Dutch for VUB students at ACTO
    • Training in Business Dutch B1/B2 at CVO Semper
    • E-learning Dutch at CVO Semper

    Dutch test


    General English course

    Specific English course

    • Academic English at ACTO
    • Business English at CVO Semper
    • E-learning English at CVO Semper
    • Language education for the faculties at ACTO
    • English for doctoral students at ACTO
    • English for VUB lecturers at ACTO

    English test

    • TOEFL at ACTO
    • ITACE (for lecturers and students) at ACTO


    General French course

    Specific French course

    French test

    Other languages

    General course

    Academic Centre for Language Education

    We offer a full range, from language courses to officially recognised language tests, from tailored workshops to individual language support. ACTO is an academic language centre right in the centre of Brussels. There's no better place to learn a language than in our multilingual metropolis. That is why we encourage our students to explore this capital city and its international, multicultural character.

    ACTO's educational range is available to the entire university community. Students, researchers, lecturers and administrative staff: all are welcome!

    CVO Semper

    'Semper' is the Latin word for always: it denotes life-long learning, growing and developing. Semper has a broad range of adult education, including extensive language programmes: from Arabic to Dutch.

    Campus De Oranjerie

    Language courses available

    More info

    Campus Kaai

    Near campus Kaai you can take language courses at CVO Brussel

    More info