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Dutch A1 - Summer Intensive Dutch


This course will provide participants with a basic knowledge of Dutch (CEF-level of A1). Participants receive a certificate of attendance after completion.


This course is an introduction to Dutch language. It covers reading, listening, writing and speaking. Participants will also learn more about Dutch culture and society. Next to the lessons there is homework support between in the afternoon available.

Translated in terms of the Common European Framework for modern foreign languages (CEF), this means that at the end of this course, participants:
- can understand and use familiar every-day expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
- can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
- can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.


·        24,5 hrs. of lessons (7 days)
·        13 hrs. of homework support
·        Participants are expected to invest 3 hrs. per lesson day on self-study

Admission Criteria

Open entry. Participants are not expected to have any prior knowledge of Dutch. Knowledge of English (language of instruction) with an approximate level of B1 is required.

Course overview 

  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    All (prospective) UT students, PhD-candidates, employees (and their partners) who would like to learn Dutch. Also non-UT participants are very welcome to join the course.
    When you are a German speaking native, please check the special course of Dutch at WWU Weiterbildung

  • ECTS

    Roughly equivalent to 1,5 ECTS

  • Date

    This course will be held from 2 - 10 August 2021.

  • Time

    09.30-11.30 hrs. and 13.30-15.00 hrs.

  • Location

    This course is an online course, we will be using MS Teams, therefore a webcam and headphones are required.

  • Course fee


  • Maximum participants

    Minimum 8 and maximum 10 participants per group

  • Trainers

    Qualified teacher of Dutch as a second language

  • Course materials

    Provided by the UT Language Centre: 1, Katja Verbruggen en Welmoed Hoogvorst, Coutinho 2017, 2e druk, ISBN 9789046905661

  • Requirements

    Open entry. Knowledge of English (language of instruction) with an approximate level of B1 is required.

Further information
Ms. Céline Schouten
Course coordinator
  • If you would like to extend this course to learn more about Dutch art, History, Architecture and work three extra days on a project about one of these topics, please check our CuriousU summer school program:  
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Dutch A1 - Summer Intensive Dutch
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