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Dutch A1 - Selfstudy Dutch 0>A1 (online)


In this beginners course participants will acquire a basic knowledge of Dutch, approximately CEF-level A1


Method used: Nederlands in gang (chapters 1-8)

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.  

Admission Criteria

Open entry. 

For a smooth registration procedure it is necessary to also register at the website of the RUG. Please do so immediately after the UT-registration for this course (at the bottom of this page).

Registration in Groningen:

Course Overview

  • Course code

    OD 0>A1

  • Programme is for

    For PhD-candidates and employees of the UT and ITC, who speak very little or no Dutch.

  • ECTS

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

  • Date

    Check the available course dates on the page below  

  • Time


  • Location


  • 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 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.

  • 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.

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