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Dutch A2 - Getting Started with Dutch 2


In this advanced beginners course participants extend their 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 nine lessons of two hours each, with one session per week. Homework is expected to take approximately three hours per lesson.

Admission Criteria

Admission is granted on the basis of certificates obtained from earlier language courses,in this case Getting started with Dutch 1; or an intake exam, which can be found in the following link:  NT2 intake exam

Course overview

  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    Primarily international PHD students and employees in English taught programmes with a basic knowledge of Dutch, acquired in Getting Started with Dutch I or a similar course and whose current level is approx. A1.
    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

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  • Time

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  • 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

  • Trainers

    Qualified teacher of Dutch as a foreign Language

  • Course materials

    Provided by the UT Language Centre. 2, Katja Verbruggen en Welmoed Hoogvorst, Coutinho 2014, 1e druk, ISBN 9789046903797
    Pocketwoordenboek Nederlands als Tweede Taal (NT2), herziene editie 2017, Van Dale Uitgevers, ISBN 9789460773624

  • Requirements

    Admission is granted on the basis of certificates obtained from earlier language courses, in this case Getting Started with Dutch 1; or an intake exam, which can be found in the following link:  NT2 intake exam

Further Information
UT Language Centre
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053-489 2040
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Dutch A2 - Getting Started with Dutch 2
September 2019
November 2019
Student of the University of Twente?
The following courses are required before you start the selected course.
  • Dutch A1 - Getting Started with Dutch

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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.