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0 > A1

Dutch at elementary level

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. This Dutch beginners' course at level 0 > A1 is intended for participants who speak little or no Dutch.

Study load

This course consists of 12 lessons. A lesson in an online course takes 1.5 hours, during an in person course a lesson takes 2 hours. In addition, you should count on a total of about 30 hours of self-study.

Office hour

If you are a UG student or staff member, or a student of the Hanze, Windesheim or PThU, you can simply sign up for the beginner’s level courses 0>A1 without attending an office hour first.

All other interested participants do have to attend our office hour first. 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.

Course material

In this course, the first half of the book Nederlands in gang is covered. The course material is compulsory and must be purchased by the student.

  • Nederlands in gang (chapters 1-7)
    B. de Boer, M. van der Kamp, B. Lijmbach
    ISBN 9789046905609 (3rd edition)
    Price: € 48.50

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.
  • 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.
€ 260
€ 380
€ 415

Find an explanation of our rate categories here.

Schedule and registration

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

Regular courses (7 or 13 weeks) Intensive courses (2 weeks)
Online Online
In person In person


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Prefer a tailor-made course in Dutch designed according to your personal wishes and your precise objectives? Plan an intake meeting or request more information.


This Dutch Survival Kit contains phrases that can be helpful when living and working in the Netherlands. There is an overview of useful sentences and phrases in Dutch with an English translation.

Last modified:08 December 2022 3.35 p.m.
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