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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. 

Course overview

  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    students 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 is Fun"

  • ECTS

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

  • Date

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  • Time

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  • 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 the UT Language Centre. 1, Katja Verbruggen en Welmoed Hoogvorst, Coutinho 2017, 2e druk, ISBN 9789046905661 

  • Requirements

    Open entry.

Further Information
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