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Communication training For professionals Dutch for professionals

Dutch for the international workplace

Duration: 10 weeks.
Student workload: 20 contact hours and 15 hours of self-study.
Audience: Participants who need to use Dutch for their daily work and want to improve their skills. People whose mother tongue is not Dutch (NT2) and who have a CEFR level of B1 or B2 in Dutch.

Are you working at an international organization in the Netherlands where both Dutch and English is spoken, but want to communicate with your colleagues in Dutch? Do you regularly receive emails in Dutch but don’t feel confident replying to them? Do you want to bring more variation into your language use and internalize the typical style of communication in the Dutch workplace? If so, this course in Dutch for the international workplace could help you!

In this course, you will learn the dos and don’ts of communicating in a Dutch workplace. Depending on your work situation and position, you will learn the right phrasing to use; because what is suitable in one organization may not fit in another. This way, you will avoid unintended peculiarities and making a rude or too formal or informal impression.

During the 10 sessions, the emphasis will lie on communication aims, tone and nuance. You will practise and improve your Dutch on the basis of various situations, such as making a request, giving positive and negative feedback, taking the floor and concluding a discussion. Attention will also be paid to vocabulary, grammar and culture. In addition, we will use examples from your own work situations, so that you can learn from each other as much as possible.


View the schedule here in our course catalogue. Via the same link you can register online.

This course will be taught as an online interactive group course via Blackboard Collaborate; our online classroom for the coming period! Read here everything you can expect from an online language course.


Student Discount Full
€ 550 € 550 € 550

Your Level > Office Hour

If you want to register for a course at this level and you have not followed a course with the Language Centre before, you must visit the office hour. You can only register for this course if you have been given the matching advice.

Group size

Maximum of 12 participants.

Language of instruction

The course will be held in Dutch.

Course material

The book that we will use during the course is not included in the course fee.

De juiste toon - Zakelijk Nederlands voor anderstaligen.
Roos Naeff, Saarein te Brake
ISBN 9789046906637 (1st edition, 2019)
Price: € 26

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