UTServicesHRCTDCourse finderDutch A0 - Introduction to Dutch (on-campus or online)

Dutch A0 - Introduction to Dutch (on-campus or online)


In this course, participants will acquire a practical introduction to the Dutch language to CEF A1–. 
This course is mandatory before you start with the Dutch A1 course and provides insight into what to expect from the level-based courses. Participants receive a certificate of attendance after completion. 


Introduction to Dutch was developed to ease you into the process of learning Dutch. The course focuses on everyday language which you can immediately put into practice, such as greetings, common signs, useful phrases for shopping, travel, ordering at a restaurant, etcetera. Additionally, several aspects of Dutch culture are covered during the course. Through this practical and interactive approach, we want to help you jumpstart your Dutch learning process, making it easier for you to later combine the level-based courses with your studies and/or work. 

The last lesson of this course is an introductory lesson of the level-based course Dutch A1. This way you can get acquainted with the teaching method of a level-based course and experience what it is like. After this course, you can decide whether you are ready to commit to a more intensive level-based language course. 


Attendance at every lesson is essential. The course consists of five lessons of two hours each, with two sessions every week and a mandatory test at the end of the course. Homework is expected to take approximately one hour per lesson. The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 0,5 ECTS.  

Course overview

  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    Bachelor and Master students, PhD candidates, employees (and their partners) of the UT and ITC, external participants who speak very little or no Dutch. 

  • ECTS

    Roughly equivalent to 0,5 ECTS 

  • Date

    Check the available course dates on the page below  

  • Time

    Check the available time slots on the page below. 

  • Location

    Online and on site 

    For the online course 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: €100
    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 an project number.  
    Partners of UT-employees: €100 
    Non-UT participants: €130 
    Partners and non-UT participants can use internet payment to pay the course fee.

  • 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. 

  • Requirements

    Open entry.

Further Information
UT Language Centre
Support Office
Sign up for:
Dutch A0 - Introduction to Dutch (on-campus or online)
April 2024
May 2024
Employee, student or x-account of the University of Twente?

Your details