Dutch language and culture

Do you want to study or work in The Netherlands but don't know the basic of the language yet? Or you want to learn more about the Dutch culture? Choose the course Dutch Language and Culture and we will give you a crash course in a week. After this week you will definitely be able to do the most important things, like introducing yourself and ordering a beer.

Gezelligheid and stroopwafel. Do you know what these words mean? And how you pronounce them? If not, then you need a crash course in the Dutch language! our crash course in Dutch will familiarize you with everyday expressions and basic phrases in the Dutch language. You will learn how to introduce yourself and how to answer questions about yourself (where do you live? who do you know?) as well as asking other people questions. By the end of the course, you will be able to interact with Dutch people and start getting to know them. And of course, you’ll be able to order some bitterballen on a gezellig terrasje!

Dutch Culture

The Dutch are... Dutch. And their way of living their lives may differ from yours. Our video will give you a few basic facts about Dutch culture, Dutch food and the Dutch weather.

Get inspired to learn Dutch

How about learning some Dutch phrases by playing a game? A new app called Hoi Holland! will help you to take your first steps in learning Dutch and prepare you for our summer course. Playing Hoi Holland! will teach you some basics of Dutch: understanding spoken phrases and practising saying them yourself. For more information and to download the app, visit the Hoi Holland! website.

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to help students find their way in everyday life in the Netherlands - in Dutch! By the end of the course, students will be able to:

At the end of this course students can:

  • understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Course details

For this course it´s  necessary to bring your own laptop (in order to prepare the classes and do the writing assignments).

  •  Entry level (CEF): participants have no prior knowledge of Dutch
  • Attainment level (CEF): A1-
  • Study load: attending every session is essential and active participation is expected. The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 1 ECTS.