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Dutch A2 - Getting started with Dutch 1+2 for native German speakers


In this beginners course participants will acquire basic knowledge of Dutch, reaching CEF-level A2.


- Dutch grammar and conventions
- Extended basic vocabulary
- Speaking and writing about everyday situations and personal life
- Understanding and being able to produce short messages and announcements
-  Writing short and simple letters, invitations, etc., give personal information
- Reading for the main points in short texts

The course consists of group tuition. Each lesson includes a variety of practical and interactive learning activities, covering all skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.


Attendance at every lesson is essential. The course consists of fourteen lessons of two hours each, with one session per week. Homework is expected to take approximately three hours per lesson


Open entry for native German speakers


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  • Programme is for

    Students who are native German speakers and who speak little or no Dutch. Please note that you need to invest at least three hours of independent self-study as a preparation to every lesson. If you only would like to learn some basic Dutch, sign up for the course Dutch is Fun.

  • ECTS

    Roughly equivalent to 2 ECTS

  • Date

    Check the available course dates on the page below.       

  • Time

    Check the available time slots on the page below.

  • Location

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

  • Course fee

    UT bachelor and master’s students: €25 (NON-REFUNDABLE administration fee), payable at registration. Course materials are included.  

  • Maximum participants

    Minimum 6 and maximum 10 participants

  • Trainers

    Qualified teacher of Dutch as a foreign language.

  • Course materials

    Provided by UT Language Centre. In de startblokken, Berna de Boer, Margaret van der Kamp en Birgit Lijmbach , Coutinho 2019, 3e herziene druk, ISBN 9789046906620

  • Requirements

    Open entry for native German speakers

Further Information
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053-489 2040
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Dutch A2 - Getting started with Dutch 1+2 for native German speakers
November 2021
March 2022
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*This course is fully booked, if you register now, you will be placed on the waiting list and you will be enrolled if a place becomes available.