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Language courses Dutch General group courses

0 > A1

Studyload:12 lessons of 1.5 hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study
Audience:Participants who speak little or no Dutch. Do you find it difficult to start learning the Dutch language through online lessons? Then you can also follow our free Introduction to Dutch MOOC for a first online introduction to the Dutch language!

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 summer 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, your level recommendation must specifically state that you are admissible to an intensive course if you want to register for the summer courses.

Schedule and registration

View the schedule and registration in our course catalogue.

This course will be taught as an online interactive group course via Blackboard Collaborate; our online classroom for the coming period! One lesson lasts 90 minutes. Per lesson you should count on 2-3 hours of self-study. Read here everything you can expect from an online language course.


Student Discount Full
€ 250 € 360 € 390

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

The course material is compulsory and must be purchased by the student. The book is available at our office during opening hours, check here if and when the desk is open. The book can also be purchased online as an e-book or regular book at, for example, Coutinho,, or any other online bookstore of your choice. When purchasing a regular book online, pay attention to the delivery time to ensure that you receive the book on time. You can also often buy the regular book directly from your local bookstore.

Along with this book you will receive an individual code for a website offering complementary exercises, spoken text fragments, movies and songs. This code is linked to your e-mail address. You will need access to the website to be able to adequately participate in the course. If you purchase a book from someone else, you will not be able to use his or her personal code and thus will not have access to the website. However, the codes can be bought separately via the publisher Coutinho.

N.B. You must purchase your own copy of the textbook for the Dutch courses. It is illegal to photocopy the textbook. Participants will not be allowed to proceed to the next level if they do not have their own textbook. If participants do not have their own textbook after 3 lessons, or are using a copy, they will have to leave the course. In such cases the Language Centre cancellation procedure will apply. The costs of the course will be charged in full and no reimbursements will be possible. Registration cannot be transferred to a subsequent course either.

Last modified:15 April 2021 11.38 a.m.
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