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Dutch A2/B1 Self-study online


In this course, participants will acquire a basic knowledge of Dutch, leading them to CEF-level A2/B1. Participants receive a certificate after full attendance and if the course work and portfolio are evaluated positively. 


The course consists of independent course work through the online learning platform Link+. Additionally, participants have to complete written assignments (individually) and spoken assignments (recorded with a fellow student or someone outside of the course context) every week. In weeks 1, 4, 7 and 10 of the course there are conversational sessions, where students work in a small group with the teacher to practice speaking and (in week 10) complete a spoken exam. Throughout the course, the teacher is available four times a week through the course's discussion boards. Lastly, students complete a portfolio to show they have achieved the right proficiency. The portfolio consists of listening and reading tests, writing assignments, a practical recorded speaking exercise outside of class and a spoken exam in the final lesson. If the result is satisfactory, you will be able to enrol in the B1 course. 

At the end of the course, you will be able to function in Dutch at CEF-level A2/B1. You are on your way to the following CEF-level B1 learning objectives and are learning to: 


The course runs for ten weeks. Every week, students do self-study (approximately 4 hours) and complete assignments (approximately 2 hours). Every three weeks, there is a conversational session with the teacher (45 minutes). Participants are required to complete all weekly assignments and to fully attend all conversational sessions in order to pass the course.  


Admission is granted based on certificates obtained from earlier language courses, in this case,  Dutch A2,and a positive advice on the mandatory intake. After registration you will receive an invitation for your intake.  


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  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    Bachelor and Master students, PhD candidates, employees (and their partners) of the UT and ITC and external participants who have completed the Dutch A2 course. 

  • ECTS

    The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 2ECTS. 

  • Date

    Check the available course dates on the page below. 

  • Time

    Check the available time slots on the page below. 

  • Location

    Online. For the conversational sessions, 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: €395 ,-
    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 a project number. 
    Partners of UT-employees: €395,-
    Non-UT participants: €513,50
    Partners and non-UT participants can use internet payment to pay the course fee. 

  • Maximum participants

    4 participants

  • Trainers

    Qualified teacher of Dutch as a Foreign Language.

  • Course materials

    Provided by the UT Language Centre: LINK+, Boom uitgevers, ISBN 3009010005668, online digital learning platform, 12 months license.

  • Requirements

    Admission is granted based on certificates obtained from earlier language courses, in this case, Dutch A2. 

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