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Dutch A2/B1 – Online Dutch A2>A2/B1

This fully online course will allow you to learn flexibly, whenever and wherever you want, while still receiving a structured approach with a fixed duration and supervision from a teacher. This online course cover s all skills, including speaking and writing.


In this follow-up course participants extend their knowledge of Dutch to CEF-level A2/B1.


Method used: Nederlands in actie (chapters 1-4)

  • Dutch grammar and conventions;
  • speaking about familiar topics;
  • expressing opinions, plans & wishes;
  • understanding general TV programmes;
  • writing personal letters and short texts; reading media articles

Online interaction: For some of the assignments, all students will have direct contact with the teacher. These meetings will be held at fixed times in weeks 2, 5 and 8 of the course and will last 30 minutes. Time differences will be taken into account while planning these meetings, so they will be spread over various days and times. In addition to these meetings, the teacher will be available via chat, e-mail or Skype during the course.

To practice speaking skills the participants will be given assignments that they can complete in pairs, in small groups or individually with SpeakApps and Skype.

You will also get feedback on three writing assignments.


Duration: 12 weeks (8 with supervision)
Time investment: 8-10 hours each week.  

  • Course code

    OD A2>A2/B1

  • Programme is for

    For PhD-candidates and employees of the UT and ITC, who have completed the Online Dutch A1>A2 course, or a similar basic course and whose current level of Dutch is approximately CEF-level A2.

  • ECTS

    The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 3 ECTS.

  • Date

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  • Time

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  • Location

    The location of the course will be provided in the overview below.

  • Course fee

    UT-employees: €300
    Faculty departments pay an annual fee, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department, and an OFI 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 OFI number.

  • Maximum participants

    20 participants

  • Trainers

    Qualified teacher of Dutch as a second language (NT2)

  • Course materials

    Provided by the UT Language Centre:
    Nederlands in Gang, Boer de B, Kamp v.d. M, Lijmbach B., Coutinho 2017, 3e druk, ISBN 9789046905609.

  • Requirements

    The course is fully online and is given in the University’s online learning environment. This means you will need a sufficiently fast internet connection (fiber-optic, ADSL or cable with at least 20Mbit/s) as well as a computer with good video and audio equipment. In order to practice your speaking, you will need a webcam and a microphone.


Admission is granted on the basis of certificates obtained from earlier language courses; or an intake exam. If you need to do an intake test, you will be informed by the support office.

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Dutch A2/B1 – Online Dutch A2>A2/B1
May 2019
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