Welcome to Study Association T.W.I.S.T.!

T.W.I.S.T. is the study association for linguistics in Leiden. For nearly twenty years, we’ve been organising activities for our members that allow them to add more depth to their study and meet fellow students along the way. Some of our annual events are the study trip abroad, the T.W.I.S.T. Student Conference, and the Talengala. We also organise lectures, movie nights, game nights, borrels, and much more! Of course, we don’t do all of this by ourselves, but we are assisted by the fantastic members of our committies.

A T.W.I.S.T. membership will allow you to get to know your fellow students, as well as others who are interested in language. You will receive our magazine (the TWISTER) four times a year and will get to participate in the wide variety of activities our board and committees have to offer; maybe you’ll even join one yourself! You will also get to vote in the general assemblies. Most of all, you will make friends and have a lot of fun at T.W.I.S.T.!

Become a member

Do you want to become a member? Click here to go to the registration page!

Coronavirus updates

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, all of our activities are currently online, on Discord or Kaltura Liveroom. We will keep you updated on the latest developments in our monthly newsletters and on social media. Please take care of yourself and each other, stay healthy, and we hope to see you in real life very soon!

As an association, we strictly follow the university guidelines and measures, which are available on this website.

Upcoming events

To stay up-to-date on the latest T.W.I.S.T. events, be sure join our Facebook group, WhatsApp group chat, or just check the page below!

  • Weerwolven

    Fri 23 Apr 2021  20:00 - 22:00

  • LANGU Day: Lecture by Dr. Peyrot

    Thu 29 Apr 2021  15:30 - 17:00

  • LANGU Day: Cocktail workshop & borrel

    Thu 29 Apr 2021  19:30 - 23:00

  • LANGU Day(s)

    Thu 29 Apr 2021 - Fri 30 Apr 2021  


    The LANGU-day is a shared event with all five linguistics associations in the Netherlands, so our members can hang out with fellow linguists from all over the country. The event is hosted by a different association every year, and this time is Leiden's turn! We have a fantastic spread of online activities for all you, on the 29th and 30th of April, so register now at https://studieverenigingtwist.nl/langu/ !

  • LANGU Day: Lecture by Dr. van Engelenhoven

    Fri 30 Apr 2021  15:30 - 17:00

  • LANGU Day: Game night & borrel

    Fri 30 Apr 2021  19:30 - 23:00

  • Holiday Pubquiz

    Mon 3 May 2021  19:30 - 22:00

  • Borrel with 'alalā

    Thu 6 May 2021  20:00 - 22:30

    De Vergulde Kruik (TWiscord)


    Every first Thursday of the month, you can join us in De Vergulde Kruik (our TWiscord channel) for a chat and some drinks!

    Kom elke eerste donderdag van de maand gezellig meeborrelen in De Vergulde Kruik (ons TWiscordkanaal)!  

  • Humanities Faculty Symposium

    Tue 11 May 2021 - Wed 12 May 2021  

  • TWhee-uurtje

    Fri 14 May 2021  14:00 - 16:00

    Koffiekamer Wijkplaats (TWiscord)


    Join us in the Koffiekamer Wijkplaats (our TWiscord channel) on every other Friday somewhere between 14.00 to 16.00 to practice your fricatives and have a friendly chat over a hot cup of quaran-tea-ne! Sadly, tea and cookies are not included (for now).

    Kom op om de week op vrijdag ergens tussen 14.00 en 16.00 langs in de Koffiekamer Wijkplaats (ons TWiscordkanaal) om te oefenen met fricatieven of gewoon gezellig te kletsen. Maak van je eenzame isolatie een thee-nzame isolatie! Je moet helaas (nog) zelf voor thee en koekjes zorgen.

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