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Express yourself <> understand the world
Language courses Dutch for non-native speakers General group courses

0 > A1

Studyload:12 lessons of 1.5 (online) or 2 (on location) contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study
Audience:Participants who speak little or no Dutch.

Dutch is the language of instruction right from the start of the first lesson. The language courses concentrate on communication, and that means that the Dutch learnt is actively practised during class. Themes that will be dealt with include introducing yourself, ordering something in a café or restaurant, making an appointment, making suggestions, buying something at the market, asking the way and visiting the doctor or bike shop.

Your Level > Office Hour

If you are a UG student or staff member, you can simply sign up for the beginner’s level courses 0>A1 without attending an office hour first. Admission to all other courses is subject to either a recommendation obtained in an office hour or completion of a previous course. You will always be granted access to an intensive course at the recommended level. You can find all information about the reimbursement of the UG for UG-students, -postdocs and -PhDs' here. Students of the Hanze, Windesheim and PThU can also sign up for the beginner’s level courses 0>A1 without attending an office hour first.

All other interested students will always have to attend an office hour or be able to prove that you have completed a previous course. In addition, if you want to register for an intensive course your level recommendation must specifically state that you are admissible to an intensive course.

Schedule and registration

View the course schedule and registration information in our course catalogue:

Regular courses (12 weeks) Intensive courses (2 weeks)
Online Online
In person In person


Student Discount Full
€ 260 € 380 € 415

Course Material

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

  • Nederlands in gang (chapters 1-7)
    B. de Boer, M. van der Kamp, B. Lijmbach
    ISBN 9789046905609 (3rd edition)
    Price: € 42.95

Along with this book you will receive an individual code for a website offering complementary exercises, spoken text fragments, movies and songs. You will need access to the website to be able to adequately participate in the course. The codes can also be bought separately via the publisher Coutinho.

Where can I buy the book?

  • During registration for an on-site course in our course catalogue, you will then receive the book before or during your first lesson at the Language Centre.
  • At the Support Office of the Language Centre during opening hours, see here if and when the desk is open.
  • With your DUO-loan (for persons integrating) during registration for the course. In the case of online courses, you cannot select the book during registration. In that case, the Language Centre will send you an e-mail after registration, asking you if you want to purchase the book via your DUO-loan. Please do not buy the book yourself!
  • At your local bookstore, or online bookstores such as Coutinho and When buying a regular book online, please note the delivery time to ensure that you receive the book on time.
Last modified:09 June 2022 11.06 a.m.
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