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Language courses Dutch for non-native speakers Dutch for University of Groningen students, PhDs' and postdocs

Dutch courses paid for by the University of Groningen

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International students, PhD students and postdocs at the University of Groningen are being offered Dutch courses at the Language Centre by the Board of the University of Groningen.

You can take Dutch courses up to level B1 (see below), Dutch courses for German native speakers , and conversational courses up to A2 and B1 .

Regulations and registration procedure

Read all about who is eligible, how to register and what conditions apply to these courses here.


Course location

We are offering some of these courses on location in Groningen. Would you rather follow the course online? Then sign up for a group that is taught via our online classroom, Blackboard Collaborate. You can find both options via the links below.

Schedule and registration

0 > A1

Register

Check the schedule and register in our course catalogue:

Intensive 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

Audience: International UG students, PhDs' and postdocs who speak little or no Dutch.

Course Content

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. The intended final level of the beginner’s course is CEFR A1 .

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
    Price: € 48.50

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.

A1 > A2

Register

Check the schedule and register in our course catalogue:

Intensive 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

Audience: International UG students, PhDs' and postdocs who speak little Dutch.

Course Content

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. The intended final level of the beginner’s course is CEFR A2 .

Office hour

Students who already have some knowledge of Dutch, to be demonstrated with an advice card, may take a level A1>A2 course. In order to receive an advice card, please attend the Dutch Office Hour or take the level 0>A1 course.

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: approximately € 48.50

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.

A2 > A2/B1

Register

Check the schedule and register in our course catalogue:

Intensive 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

Audience: International UG students, PhDs' and postdocs who are able to understand Dutch and can get by in everyday situations (CEFR A2 level).

Course Content

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. The intended final level of the course is CEFR A2/B1.

Office hour

Students who already have some knowledge of Dutch, to be demonstrated with an advice card, may take a level A2>A2/B1 course. In order to receive an advice card, please attend the Dutch Office Hour or take the level A1>A2 or 0>A2 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: € 48.50

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.

A2/B1 > B1

Register

Check the schedule and register in our course catalogue:

Intensive 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

Audience: International UG students, PhDs' and postdocs who are able to understand Dutch and can get by in everyday situations (CEFR A2 level).

Course Content

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. The intended final level of the course is CEFR B1.

Office hour

Students who already have some knowledge of Dutch at A2/B1 level, to be demonstrated with an advice card, may take a level A2/B1>B1 course. In order to receive an advice card, please attend the Dutch Office Hour or take the level A2>A2/B1 course.

Course Material

In this course, the second half of the book Nederlands in actie is covered.

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

From  November 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: € 48.50

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.

Rates

Student Discount
UG students: € 0 UG PhDs' and postdocs not using the 30% tax facility: € 0
Exchange students: € 260 UG PhDs' and postdocs using the 30% tax facility: € 190


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