As the University of Antwerp’s language institute, Linguapolis is aimed at highly educated language learners and users in the academic world and in professional contexts both in Belgium and abroad.
We are a dynamic, purposeful centre of expertise devoted to language-related training, development, applied research and coaching (‘lingua’). Our core competencies include Dutch as a foreign language, academic language use and language policy, language courses for highly educated adults, and language testing and assessment. In applying, sharing and consolidating our know-how, we can draw on our years of experience, academic foundations and passion for language.
As a meeting place (‘polis’) for scientific and practical expertise, and for supply and demand, we strive for close links between knowledge and its application, between our staff and clients, and among all of our activities. We aim to ensure specific added value, coherent content, long-lasting results and competence-building.
We adopt a multilevel perspective and a broad view of the world, attaching great importance to the societal context of our work and activities. Integrity, relevance, commitment and respect are key words in our involvement with all stakeholders.
Quality is a recurrent theme in all Linguapolis activities. Quality assurance entails the expert performance of each task on the basis of carefully considered choices, a critical approach to new trends and developments, regular analysis of customer service and satisfaction, an ongoing pursuit of increased efficiency and efficacy, and — finally — a stimulating HR policy that creates space for both professional and personal growth.