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Language courses Dutch for non-native speakers

Intensity of Dutch Courses


These courses last 3 weeks and have a time investment of 50 contact hours* and 50 to 60 hours of independent study. The lessons take place on Mondays to Fridays, with 3½ contact hours per day, including a break. In addition to the classes, you should spend 3 to 4 hours a day on homework and independent study. The workload per week is roughly the same as a full-time job.

Because of the swift pace of the intensive courses, you should attend every day and ensure you have enough time to do your homework. Especially the first 3 days are important to attend, because otherwise we cannot guarantee you will achieve the desired level. This type of course is suitable for people who:

  • do not work or study alongside the course, or have many other obligations;
  • have learned a foreign language before;
  • are able to communicate properly in English, minimum CEFR level B1;
    • the DIALANG test is a language test developed by multiple European universities.
  • do not have to practise a lot to learn new things.

Participants are expected to demonstrate a high degree of independence when doing homework or independent study.


These courses are taught once or twice a week. Most courses require a time investment of 50 contact hours* and about 50-60 hours of independent study (2 x 2 contact hours per week), but we also offer a level 1 course of 26 contact hours* and 25-30 hours of independent study (1 x 2 contact hours per week). There is a short break in every lesson.

A regular course is particularly suitable for people who want to learn Dutch alongside their job or degree programme, and for people who have never learned a foreign language before. People who are not very proficient in English or who expect to find learning Dutch difficult are also advised to take one of these courses.

*Lesson Duration

A contact hour lasts 50 minutes (excluding break). Classes start on the hour.

Last modified:03 January 2019 11.42 a.m.
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