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E-learning Online Dutch

Online Dutch A2 > A2/B1

Duration:10 weeks (8 with supervision).
Studyload:8 to 10 hours of self-study per week and 3 interactive group sessions during 8 weeks.
Audience: Participants at Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level A2: you speak a little bit of Dutch and have a limited vocabulary and knowledge of grammar. Determine your level easily yourself here. This course is not reimbursed by DUO.

Please note: this course is not paid for by the University of Groningen! There are special Dutch group courses for University of Groningen Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students.

The Online Dutch A2>A2/B1 course is a fully online course in basic Dutch which takes participants from CEFR level A2 to A2/B1. The course is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their level in reading, listening, writing and speaking in Dutch.

Read everything on the structure and content of these courses on the general page of Online Dutch.


The online Dutch course is based on Nederlands in actie, a complete textbook for Dutch as a second language. It is linked to an extensive website for highly educated non-native speakers. In this Online Dutch course, you will work through chapters 1 to 4 of Nederlands in actie.

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).

Schedule and registration

View the schedule and registration in our course catalogue.

Please note that this is not the course paid for by the University of Groningen, you can find these here.


€ 309

Determine your level

Considering that it is important that you register for the right course, we recommend that you easily determine your Dutch language level yourself. You can do this by taking one of the three following tests. In this way, you will know for sure that you are starting your Online Dutch course at the right level!

Placement Test

Determine the starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test!


The DIALANG test is a language test developed by multiple European universities. The test does not replace advice given after the office hour, however; it is merely for your own reference. The test indication is described in terms of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). This is a reference framework developed by the Council of Europe that provides a basis for comparing language proficiency levels and interpreting test scores.

Self-evaluate your language skills tool

The 'Self-evaluate your language skills' tool helps you to assess your level of proficiency according to six reference levels described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Last modified:03 May 2021 1.25 p.m.
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