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Dutch A1 - Getting Started with Dutch


In this short course, students will acquire a basic and practical knowledge of Dutch, leading them to CEF-level A1.


  • Dutch grammar and conventions
  • Basic vocabulary
  • Speaking about everyday situations


The lessons consist of interactive 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 eleven lessons of two hours each, with one session per week. Homework is expected to take approximately three hours per lesson.


The sign up for the language courses for the academic year 2019/2020 is possible from the 15th of June. During the summer we offer the Dutch A1- summer intensive Dutch course from 12-20 August.

Course overview

  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    Primarily international students in English taught programmes who speak little or no Dutch.
    Please note that you need to invest at least three hours of independent online self-study as a preparation to every lesson. If you only would like to learn some basic Dutch, sign up for the course Dutch for Exchange students.

  • ECTS

    The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 1.5 ECTS.

  • Date

    Check the available course dates on the page below  

  • Time

    Check the available time slots on the page below  

  • Location

    Vrijhof Building

  • Course fee

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

  • Maximum participants

    Minimum 10 and maximum 15 participants. THIS COURSE IS FULL. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO REGISTER ANYMORE. You are welcome to sign up for the basic Dutch course "Dutch for Exchange Students".

  • Trainers

    Qualified teacher of Dutch as a foreign Language

  • Course materials

    Provided by the UT Language Centre. 1, Katja Verbruggen en Welmoed Hoogvorst, Coutinho 2017, 2e druk, ISBN 9789046905661
    Pocketwoordenboek Nederlands als Tweede Taal (NT2), herziene editie 2017, Van Dale Uitgevers, ISBN 9789460773624

  • Requirements

    Open entry.

Further Information
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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.