The Erasmus Training Centre (ETC), formerly known as the “Erasmus Taalcentrum”, was founded as a Dutch-language institute based in Jakarta on the premises of the Dutch embassy. It has provided Dutch-language and culture courses in Indonesia since 1981 and over 1,000 Indonesians per year attend its courses.
Currently, the mission of the ETC is to support and facilitate ‘student/ knowledge’ connectivity between the Netherlands and Indonesia by offering Dutch-language and culture training, as well as academic preparation. The ambition of the ETC is to realize this mission in close cooperation with its partners while running operations self-sufficiently. Furthermore, as a platform, it offers opportunities for both Indonesian and Dutch higher education institutions, as well as businesses, to provide training and education in Indonesia.
Our students are from all over Indonesia, many of them representing the so-called millennial generation who want to study in the Netherlands. Other ETC students include clerical and technical staff, professionals and homemakers who plan to stay in the Netherlands for a long period (more than 90 days) because of family or work commitments. ETC also runs programs for children (8-14 years old).
Our teachers are professional, dedicated and enthusiastic. They can facilitate, lead, organise, assess and manage students of various backgrounds, ages and capabilities. On many occasions ETC hosts special courses where foreign or native teachers are brought in to complement the ETC teaching staff.
Our language courses offered at ETC are varied & tailored to the needs of our students from various backgrounds and/ or profession (taught in groups or private special classes). But we offer also regular classes (3 terms per year).
Supported by our highly qualified teachers & up-to-date teaching methods we teach and train students to master various competences (listening, writing, speaking and reading) of the Dutch language.
All our classrooms are comfortably furnished, air-conditioned and well-equipped, providing the ideal learning environment for students to succeed in their language studies.
In addition, ETC offers practical, fully equipped (including whiteboards, projectors and audio equipment) training rooms for seminars and workshops to match the requirements of specific events.