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Dutch A0 - Introduction to Dutch (on-campus or online)


In this course, participants will acquire a practical introduction to the Dutch language to CEF A1–. 
This course is mandatory before you start with the Dutch A1 course and provides insight into what to expect from the level-based courses. Participants receive a certificate of attendance after completion. 


Introduction to Dutch was developed to ease you into the process of learning Dutch. The course focuses on everyday language which you can immediately put into practice, such as greetings, common signs, useful phrases for shopping, travel, ordering at a restaurant, etcetera. Additionally, several aspects of Dutch culture are covered during the course. Through this practical and interactive approach, we want to help you jumpstart your Dutch learning process, making it easier for you to later combine the level-based courses with your studies and/or work. 

After the fifth lesson there is a mandatory quiz. This quiz is a final and mandatory part of your Introduction to Dutch course. It offers you a preview of the level-based courses (A1 and up) and helps ensure that you know what to expect when starting these courses. You have to answer all questions correctly to get your certificate for the course and to move on to A1.


Attendance at every lesson is essential. The course consists of five lessons of two hours each, with two sessions every week and a mandatory test at the end of the course. Homework is expected to take approximately one hour per lesson. The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 0,5 ECTS.  

Course overview

  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    Bachelor and Master students, PhD candidates, employees (and their partners) of the UT and ITC, external participants who speak very little or no Dutch. 

  • ECTS

    Roughly equivalent to 0,5 ECTS 

  • Date

    Check the available course dates on the page below  

  • Time

    Check the available time slots on the page below. 

  • Location

    Online and on site 

    For the online course we will be using the Canvas online platform, therefore a webcam and headphones are required.

  • Course fee

    UT bachelor and master’s students: €25 (NON-REFUNDABLE and NOT TRANSFERABLE administration fee), payable at registration. Course materials are included.
    UT-employees: €100
    Faculty departments pay an annual fee, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department, and a project number. Service departments will be charged with the course price, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department, and an project number.  
    Partners of UT-employees: €100 
    Non-UT participants: €130 
    Partners and non-UT participants can use internet payment to pay the course fee.

  • Maximum participants

    Minimum 10 and maximum 15 participants

  • Trainers

    Qualified teacher of Dutch as a foreign Language

  • Course materials

    Provided by the UT Language Centre. 

  • Requirements

    Open entry.

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