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The Language Centre of the University of Groningen (UG) offers Dutch language courses that have been specially developed 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. In the course material and during the lessons, various similarities between German and Dutch are discussed. Dutch language rules that pose few challenges to German speakers are discussed only briefly, while rules that are more difficult for this target group are paid much attention.

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.

Schedule and registration

0 > A2

Register

Check the schedule and register in our course catalogue:

Regular courses
Online
In person

Course information

Duration:

7 or 13 weeks (regular); 2 weeks (intensive)

Study load:

12 lessons of 1.5 (online) or 2 (on location) contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study

Location: We are offering this course both on location in Groningen and via our online classroom, Blackboard Collaborate. Register for the group of your choice via the links above.

This course is intended for native speakers of German who speak no Dutch.

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.

Your Level > 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, with the exception of UG students and staff. They do not have to visit the office hour.

Course Material

The course material is compulsory and must be purchased by the student.

  • In de startblokken - Nederlands voor Duitstaligen (Coutinho)
    B. de Boer, B. Lijmbach and M. van der Kamp
    ISBN: 978 90 469 0662 0 (please note: this is the revised edition with blue cover!)
    Price: approximately € 33.95

Where can I buy the book?

  • 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  Bol.com. When buying a regular book online, please note the delivery time to ensure that you receive the book on time.

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.

Attendance certificate

At the end of a course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have attended 75% of the lessons.

Regulations & procedures

On this page you can find all information about our conditions, procedures and regulations for our general group courses. Do you have any further questions? Please check our FAQ, or contact us.

A1 > A2

Register

Check the schedule and register in our course catalogue:

Intensive summer courses Regular courses
Online Online
In person In person

Course information

Duration:

7 or 13 weeks (regular); 2 weeks (intensive)

Study load:

12 lessons of 1.5 (online) or 2 (on location) contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study

Location: We are offering this course both on location in Groningen and via our online classroom, Blackboard Collaborate. Register for the group of your choice via the links above.

This course is intended for native speakers of German who speak little Dutch.

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.

Your Level > Office Hour

If you are a UG student or staff member, admission to this course 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.

If you are not affiliated with the UG, you 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 an intensive course.

Course Material

In this course, the second half of the book In de startblokken is covered. The course material is compulsory and must be purchased by the student.

  • In de startblokken - Nederlands voor Duitstaligen (Coutinho)
    B. de Boer, B. Lijmbach and M. van der Kamp
    ISBN: 978 90 469 0662 0 (please note: this is the revised edition with blue cover!)
    Price: approximately € 33.95

Where can I buy the book?

  • 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  Bol.com. When buying a regular book online, please note the delivery time to ensure that you receive the book on time.

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.

Attendance certificate

At the end of a course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have attended 75% of the lessons.

Regulations & procedures

On this page you can find all information about our conditions, procedures and regulations for our general group courses. Do you have any further questions? Please check our FAQ, or contact us.

A2 > A2/B1

Register

Check the schedule and register in our course catalogue:

Regular courses
Online
In person

Course information

Duration:

7 or 13 weeks (regular); 2 weeks (intensive)

Study load:

12 lessons of 1.5 (online) or 2 (on location) contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study

Location: We are offering this course via our online classroom Blackboard Collaborate.

This course is intended for native speakers of German who who are able to understand Dutch and can get by in everyday situations (CEFR A2).

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.

Your Level > Office Hour

If you are a UG student or staff member, admission to this course 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.

If you are not affiliated with the UG, you 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 an intensive course.

Course Material

In this course, the first half of the book Nederlands in actie is covered. The course material is compulsory and must be purchased by the student. From September 2022, we will be using the updated 4th edition of this book. The 3rd edition cannot be used during the course as its content is very different.

  • Nederlands in actie
    B. de Boer, M. van der Kamp and S. Pentermann (Publisher Coutinho, 2022, 4th edition)

    ISBN: 9789046908426
    Price: € 45.95

Where can I buy the book?

  • 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  Bol.com. When buying a regular book online, please note the delivery time to ensure that you receive the book on time.

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.

Attendance certificate

At the end of a course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have attended 75% of the lessons.

Regulations & procedures

On this page you can find all information about our conditions, procedures and regulations for our general group courses. Do you have any further questions? Please check our FAQ, or contact us.

B1 > B2

Duration:

7 or 13 weeks (regular); 2 weeks (intensive)

Study load:

12 lessons of 2 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study

Location: We are offering this course on location in Groningen

This course is intended for native speakers of German who are able to communicate in Dutch, although they still make mistakes. You understand 60 to 70% of the content of TV programmes. You can write comprehensible texts, although they may contain grammar errors and errors in word choice (CEFR B1).

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.

Your Level > Office Hour

If you are a UG student or staff member, admission to this course 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.

If you are not affiliated with the UG, you 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 an intensive course.

Course material

The course material is compulsory and must be purchased by the student.

  • Nederlands op niveau (Coutinho; second edition, 2015)
    Authors: Berna de Boer and Ronald Ohlsen
    ISBN: 978 90 469 0441 1
    Price: € 42.95

Where can I buy the book?

  • 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  Bol.com. When buying a regular book online, please note the delivery time to ensure that you receive the book on time.

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.

Attendance certificate

At the end of a course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have attended 75% of the lessons.

Regulations & procedures

On this page you can find all information about our conditions, procedures and regulations for our general group courses. Do you have any further questions? Please check our FAQ, or contact us.

Rates

Student Discount Full
UG students: €0 UG PhDs' and postdocs not using the 30% tax facility: €0 0>A2 and A1>A2: €415
A2>A2/B1 and B1>B2: €425
Other students: €260 UG PhDs' and postdocs using the 30% tax facility: €190
Other: €380


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Last modified:08 August 2022 08.59 a.m.
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