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Language courses Dutch for non-native speakers General group courses

A1 > A2

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 A1 > A2 is intended for participants who have followed the Dutch course 0>A1 or have reached a similar CEFR level.

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 want to register for a course at this level and you have not followed a course with the Language Centre before, you must visit the office hour. You can only register for this course if you have been given the matching advice.
Course material

In this course, the second 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 8-16)
    B. de Boer, M. van der Kamp, B. Lijmbach
    ISBN: 9789046905609 (3e druk)
    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.

Schedule and registration

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

Regular courses (7 of 13 weeks)
Intensive courses (2 weeks)


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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:02 June 2023 5.00 p.m.
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