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Are you interested in improving your Dutch, without having to commit to a time and place? You can now learn at your computer, whenever and wherever you like. The Language Centre’s online courses are designed in such a way that you can achieve your learning goals in a structured manner.

You will learn Dutch through a variety of methods, including independent study and group sessions with fellow participants. The Online Dutch courses are taught entirely online and are offered at eight CEFR levels, from 0 to C1.

Duration & study load

Duration

8 weeks

The course lasts eight weeks, during which you will receive intensive coaching. The course is available to you for a period of 10 weeks. In the remaining weeks, you will be able to repeat certain assignments with fellow participants or do additional exercises.

Study load

8 to 10 hours per week

Over the course of eight weeks, you will work intensively on your Dutch language skills. To complete the course successfully, you will need to devote an average of 8 to 10 hours a week to your Dutch for the duration of the course. These hours consist of independent study with the book and the website, individual assignments, and speaking assignments in pairs. In addition, there are three or four short interactive group sessions (via Skype) with a teacher and some of your fellow participants.

Course schedule

A course week runs from Thursday to Wednesday. The schedule for the coming week is announced every Thursday.

The course schedule first provides information about your independent study for that week: for example, you will read passages from the book, learn vocabulary, watch our grammar videos, and complete assignments from the book and the accompanying online learning environment. Then you will see which speaking assignments need to be completed with a fellow participant and which speaking or writing assignments need to be submitted to the teacher.

On several occasions throughout the course, you will be given a test to see if you have mastered the material from the previous weeks. If an interactive group session has been planned, you will find information on how to prepare for it in the course schedule.

Assignments & group sessions

Writing and speaking assignments

There are different kinds of assignments: independent study assignments, tests, and writing assignments. There are also various speaking assignments in which you can practise your speaking skills. Some speaking assignments are to be completed independently, while others are done in pairs or groups.

Every week, you will be given assignments to complete in your own time. Assignments for which feedback from the teacher is issued must be submitted no later than 23:59 on Wednesday evening each week.

Interactive group sessions

During the online course, there are three or four interactive group sessions (via Skype) with a teacher and a few course participants. These sessions are scheduled in such a way that everyone can participate, regardless of the time zone you are in. We use Skype to communicate with each other, so you will need your own Skype account. During the group session, the main language is Dutch. These sessions are an opportunity to show what you have learned so far. You will be informed of the topics we are going to talk about before the Skype session.During or after the session, you will receive feedback on your speaking skills from the teacher.

Forum

If you have questions about grammar, vocabulary, or the course itself, you can ask them in our forum during the course. Your teacher will respond to your question.

Practical matters

Computer and internet requirements

The course is given in the University’s online learning environment. This means you will need a sufficiently fast internet connection (fibre-optic, ADSL or cable with at least 4Mbps / 128kbps ) as well as a laptop or desktop computer with good video and audio equipment.

Electronic learning environment

The course is given in the University of Groningen’s learning environment Nestor. The course environment provides a clear overview of what is expected of you during the course. For each course there are also useful websites and tips that provide additional help.

Minimum number of participants

The minimum number of participants is six. The online course is suitable for large groups, but for certain assignments you will be divided up into smaller groups.

Recommendation and certificate of participation

At the end of the course, you will receive a final score based on your performance in the online course, such as your participation in the interactive sessions, the assessments of writing and speaking assignments, and the test results. Based on your final score, you will receive a recommendation on what to do next. If you score 55% or higher, you will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the course.



Assess your level

Curious to find out your starting level? You can easily assess your language level online by completing the placement test! You can also use the DIALANG test or the ‘Self-evaluate your language skills tool’ to assess your level.

Still not sure about your level? Then register for our online office hours, during which one of our teachers will give you advice about your starting level.


Schedule and registration

0 > A1

Online Dutch 0 > A1 is intended for participants at CEFR level 0: you speak no Dutch or only very little (for example, participants who followed the Introduction to Dutch course on FutureLearn). The course is aimed at everyone who wants to learn to speak, write, read and understand Dutch.

Rate

€ 259

This course can not reimbursed by DUO or by the University of Groningen. There are special Dutch group courses for University of Groningen Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students.

Course material

In this course, the first half of the book Nederlands in gang is covered.

  • Nederlands in gang
    B. de Boer, M. van der Kamp, B. Lijmbach (Coutinho, 2017, 3rd edition)
    ISBN: 9789046905609
    Price: € 42.95

The book is not included in the course fee. You can order Nederlands in Gang as a hard copy or e-book from Coutinho, the publisher ( information for English speaking users of the Coutinho website).

A1 > A2

Online Dutch A1 > A2 is intended for participants at CEFR level A1: you have followed the Online Dutch course 0>A1 or have reached a similar CEFR level. The course is aimed at anyone who wants to reach a basic level in reading, listening, writing and speaking in Dutch.

Rate

€ 259

Deze cursus kan niet worden vergoed door DUO of door de Universiteit. Voor bachelor- en masterstudenten en PhD's van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG) bestaan speciale cursussen Nederlands.

Determine your level

Determine the starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test! You can also use the DIALANG test or the 'Self-evaluate your language skills' tool.

Still not entirely sure about your level? Visit our online office hour for personal advice from one of our teachers.

Course material

In this course, the second half of the book Nederlands in gang is covered.

Nederlands in gang
B. de Boer, M. van der Kamp, B. Lijmbach (Coutinho, 2017, 3rd edition)
ISBN: 9789046905609
Price: € 42.95

The book is not included in the course fee. You can order Nederlands in Gang as a hard copy or e-book from at Coutinho, the publisher ( information for English speaking users of the Coutinho website).

A2 > A2/B1

Online Dutch A2 > A2/B1 is intended for participants at CEFR level A2: you speak a little bit of Dutch and have a limited vocabulary and knowledge of grammar. The course is aimed at anyone who wants to reach a basic level in reading, listening, writing and speaking in Dutch.

Rate

€ 309

This course can not reimbursed by DUO or by the University of Groningen. There are special Dutch group courses for University of Groningen Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students.

Determine your level

Determine the starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test! You can also use the DIALANG test or the 'Self-evaluate your language skills' tool.

Still not entirely sure about your level? Visit our online office hour for personal advice from one of our teachers.

Course material

In this course, the first half of the book Nederlands in actie is covered.

Nederlands in actie
B. de Boer, M. van der Kamp, B. Lijmbach(Coutinho, 2012, 3rd edition)
ISBN: 9789046902981
Price: € 42.95

The book is not included in the course fee. You can order Nederlands in Actie as a hard copy or e-book from Coutinho, the publisher ( information for English speaking users of the Coutinho website).

A2/B1 > B1

Online Dutch A2/B1 > B1 is intended for Participants at CEFR level A2/B1: you speak Dutch and have a basic vocabulary and knowledge of grammar. The course is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their level in reading, listening, writing and speaking in Dutch.

Rate

€ 309

This course can not reimbursed by DUO or by the University of Groningen. There are special Dutch group courses for University of Groningen Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students.

Determine your level

Determine the starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test! You can also use the DIALANG test or the 'Self-evaluate your language skills' tool.

Still not entirely sure about your level? Visit our online office hour for personal advice from one of our teachers.

Course material

In this course, the second half of the book Nederlands in actie is covered.

Nederlands in actie
B. de Boer, M. van der Kamp, B. Lijmbach(Coutinho, 2012, 3rd edition)
ISBN: 9789046902981
Price: € 42.95

The book is not included in the course fee. You can order Nederlands in Actie as a hard copy or e-book from Coutinho, the publisher ( information for English speaking users of the Coutinho website).

B1 > B1/B2

Online Dutch B1>B1/B2 is intended for participants at CEFR level B1: you are able to communicate in Dutch, although you still make mistakes. You understand 60 to 70% of the content of TV programmes. You can write comprehensible texts, although they may contain grammar errors and errors in word choice. The course is aimed at anyone at a lower intermediate level who wants to improve their level in reading, listening, writing and speaking in Dutch.

Rate

€ 309

This course can not reimbursed by DUO or by the University of Groningen. There are special Dutch group courses for University of Groningen Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students.

Determine your level

Determine the starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test! You can also use the DIALANG test or the 'Self-evaluate your language skills' tool.

Still not entirely sure about your level? Visit our online office hour for personal advice from one of our teachers.

Course material

In this course, the first half of the book Nederlands op niveau is covered.

Nederlands op niveau
B. de Boer and R. Ohlsen (Coutinho, 2015, 2nd edition)
ISBN: 9789046904411
Prijs: € 42.95

The book is not included in the course fee. You can order Nederlands op niveau as a hard copy or e-book at Coutinho, the publisher ( more information for English speaking users of the Coutinho website).
B1/B2 > B2

Online Dutch B1/B2 > B2 is intended for participants at CEFR level B1/B2: you are able to communicate in Dutch, although you still make mistakes. You understand 60 to 70% of the content of TV programmes. You can write comprehensible texts, although they may contain grammar errors and errors in word choice. The course is aimed at anyone at a lower intermediate level who wants to improve their level in reading, listening, writing and speaking in Dutch.

Rate

€ 309

This course can not reimbursed by DUO or by the University of Groningen. There are special Dutch group courses for University of Groningen Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students.

Determine your level

Determine the starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test! You can also use the DIALANG test or the 'Self-evaluate your language skills' tool.

Still not entirely sure about your level? Visit our online office hour for personal advice from one of our teachers.

Course material

In this course, the second half of the book Nederlands op niveau is covered.

Nederlands op niveau
B. de Boer and R. Ohlsen (Coutinho, 2015, 2nd edition)
ISBN: 9789046904411
Prijs: € 42.95

The book is not included in the course fee. You can order Nederlands op niveau as a hard copy or e-book at Coutinho, the publisher ( more information for English speaking users of the Coutinho website).

B2 > B2/C1

Online Dutch B2 > B2/C1 is intended for participants who passed the Staatsexamen Nt2 Programma II or CNAVT Prof (B2) of STRT (B2) and / or who can communicate in Dutch without great problems. You understand texts almost fully, with the exception of a few words and idiomatic expressions (CEFR level B2). The course is aimed at anyone at a upper intermediate level who wants to improve their level in reading, listening, writing and speaking in Dutch.

Rate

€ 309

This course can not reimbursed by DUO or by the University of Groningen. There are special Dutch group courses for University of Groningen Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students.

Determine your level

Determine the starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test! You can also use the DIALANG test or the 'Self-evaluate your language skills' tool.

Still not entirely sure about your level? Visit our online office hour for personal advice from one of our teachers.

Course material

In this course, the first half of the book Nederlands naar perfectie is covered.

Nederlands naar perfectie (Coutinho, 2015, 1st edition)
Emily Palmer, Miranda van 't Wout
ISBN: 9789046904527
Price: € 42.95

The book is not included in the course fee. You can order Nederlands op niveau as a hard copy or e-book at Coutinho, the publisher ( more information for English speaking users of the Coutinho website).

B2/C1 > C1

Online Dutch B2/C1 > C1 is intended for participants who passed the Staatsexamen Nt2 Programma II or CNAVT Prof (B2) of STRT (B2) and / or who can communicate in Dutch without great problems. You understand texts almost fully, with the exception of a few words and idiomatic expressions (CEFR level B2). The course is aimed at anyone at a upper intermediate level who wants to improve their level in reading, listening, writing and speaking in Dutch.

Rate

€ 309

This course can not reimbursed by DUO or by the University of Groningen. There are special Dutch group courses for University of Groningen Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students.

Determine your level

Determine the starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test! You can also use the DIALANG test or the 'Self-evaluate your language skills' tool.

Still not entirely sure about your level? Visit our online office hour for personal advice from one of our teachers.

Course material

In this course, the second half of the book Nederlands naar perfectie is covered.

Nederlands naar perfectie (Coutinho, 2015, 1st edition)
Emily Palmer, Miranda van 't Wout
ISBN: 9789046904527
Price: € 42.95

The book is not included in the course fee. You can order Nederlands op niveau as a hard copy or e-book at Coutinho, the publisher ( more information for English speaking users of the Coutinho website).

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