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Are you a native German speaker and would you like to learn or improve your Dutch? The University of Groningen Language Centre offers Dutch language courses that have been specially developed for native German speakers.

Why courses specially for native German speakers?

Due to the similarities between German and Dutch, native German speakers are often able to learn the Dutch language faster than non-Dutch speakers with other mother tongues. That's why it's convenient to be in a group with other native German speakers. It allows you to learn Dutch at the same pace. Various similarities and differences between German and Dutch will be discussed in the course material and during the lessons. In addition, we will quickly deal with subjects that are generally not problematic for native German speakers, and we take our time for the more problematic topics.

 These courses are not an appropriate fit for participants who are not native German speakers. In our experience, participants who are not native German speakers but who do speak German are also not able to obtain optimal learning outcomes in this course. This group would be better suited to signing up for a general group course in Dutch or a Dutch course for UG students, PhD students and postdocs.

Compensation for UG students, PhDs' and postdocs

International students, PhDs' and postdocs of the University of Groningen are being offered these Dutch courses for native speakers of German at the Language Centre by the Board of the University of Groningen. Read all about who is eligible, how to register and what conditions apply to these courses here.

Courses

See below for our range of Dutch courses for native German speakers. Is the course you want to take not yet open for registration? Sign up for our newsletter, and we will let you know when you can register.

Dutch for native speakers of German 0>A2
Dutch for native speakers of German 0>A2
Level: elementary

Start dates: Sept, Nov, Feb, Apr
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Start intensive courses: Jan, Jun, Jul, Aug
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Dutch for native speakers of German   A2>A2/B1
Dutch for native speakers of German A2>A2/B1
Level: pre-intermediate

Start dates: Sept, Nov, Feb, Apr
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Start intensive courses: Jun, Jul, Aug
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Dutch for native speakers of German   A2/B1>B1
Dutch for native speakers of German A2/B1>B1
Level: pre-intermediate

Start dates: Sept, Nov, Feb, Apr
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Start intensive courses: Jun, Jul, Aug
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Dutch for native speakers of German  B1>B2
Dutch for native speakers of German B1>B2
Level: intermediate

Start dates: Sept, Nov, Feb, Apr
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Start intensive courses: Jun, Jul, Aug
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Are you looking for a Dutch course with a specific focus on speaking or writing, or for a course which is suitable for a different target group?


What is my level?

Wondering what language levels like A1 and B2 actually mean and which language level you have reached? Read all about the levels and the possibility to plan your free consultation with a teacher on this page.


Develop your language skills

Besides taking a course, you can also develop your Dutch language skills yourself with one of the following options!

MOOC
Free Introduction to Dutch MOOC
Get to know the Dutch language and culture and the city of Groningen in this 3-week online course.
Register
Survival kits
Survival kits
With our Dutch Survival Kit and online self-study sets , you will practise with commonly used words and phrases in everyday life.
Dutch pronunciation videos
Pronunciation videos
This Youtube playlist focuses on 20 sounds. For each sound you will find videos with explanations and practice videos.
Improve your pronunciation
Café de las Lenguas
Café de las Lenguas
Practise your speaking skills every Thursday evening in our language café.
Find out more
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