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THPC Language Centre

The Hague Pathway College (THPC) Language Centre offers language courses for students, professionals, expats, companies and whoever wishes to improve their language skills in English and/or Dutch.


The language courses are organized in small groups, at the campus of The Hgaue University of Applied Science. The primary focus is on communication skills such as reading, writing, speaking and listening. Our courses are tailor-made aiming either to prepare our students for an official exam or for a specific language level.

Courses overview

English courses: IELTS preparation and Business English Certificate (BEC) preparation

Do you need to learn English for your future Bachelor’s or Master’s studies? Or do you simply want to polish your English for your work? The THPC Language Centre will help you to reach your goal and improve your English language skills in 12 weeks!

We offer preparation for two internationally recognized Cambridge course examinations: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Business English Certificate (BEC). The examinations are held by British Council and the students are responsible for the registration for exam, which is optional, and the costs of the exam.

Dutch courses

Do you want to learn Dutch for your future studies or career? Or do you simply want to be able to communicate in Dutch whilst living in the Netherlands? The THPC Language Centre will help you to reach your goal and improve your Dutch in 12 weeks!

At the moment we offer Dutch A1 level course and since September 2022 we will be offering Dutch A2 level. Dutch A1 level is a course that helps you with the basics of the Dutch language, focusing on everyday conversational Dutch.


Our courses are offered three times per academic year. You can find an overview of the starting and ending dates below.


Course period

April 2022 intake

4 April 2021 – 30 June 2021

September 2022 intake

19 September 2022 – 9 December 2022

January 2023 intake

9 January 2023 – 27 March 2023

April 2023 intake

11 April 2023 – 30 June 2023

You can apply for a course two days prior to its start. 

Entry Requirements 

In order to determine your level, you are required to submit the results of your IELTS or equivalent exam. In case you do not have the necessary test results, you can take our Online English Placement Test. This is an online test which consists of a reading and writing l component.

Our admissions team will send you an email with the Online English Placement Test and instructions shortly after you submit an online application. You will have 5 working days to complete the test and return it back to the College. Soon after taking the test, you will receive an e-mail from our Admissions team with your eligibility results for the courses. Kindly note that the results are in pass/fail format.


Entry Requirements

IELTS preparation
  • IELTS 5.0 or higher* or equivalent OR
  • English Placement Test
Business English Certificate (BEC) preparation
  • IELTS 5.0 or higher* or equivalent OR
  • English Placement Test
Dutch A1 level
No Entry Requirements

 *No minimum sub-scores required.

Tuition fees

A complete overview of the tuition fees can be found below:


Tuition fee

IELTS preparation


Business English Certificate (BEC) preparation


Dutch A1 level

€400 (for THPC students: €320)

Ideas for new courses? Contact us!

As our College is constantly growing, we would like to expand our pool of courses offered. Interested in learning a new language and we do not offer it? Drop us an email with your suggestion to and we will take it into consideration!

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