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Language courses Dutch Dutch for University of Groningen students, PhDs' and postdocs

Dutch courses paid for by the University of Groningen

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International students, PhDs' and postdocs of 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.


Schedule and registration

online

These courses will be taught as an online interactive group course via Blackboard Collaborate; our online classroom for the coming period! One lesson lasts 90 minutes. Per lesson you should count on 2-3 hours of self-study. Read here everything you can expect from an online language course.

0 > A1

Duration:

7 or 13 weeks (regular); 1,5 week (intensive)

Study load:

12 lessons of 1.5 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.

  • Nederlands in gang (chapters 1-7)
    B. de Boer, M. van der Kamp, B. Lijmbach
    ISBN: 9789046905609
    Price: € 42.95

The course material is compulsory and must be purchased by the student. The book is available at our office during opening hours, check here if and when the desk is open. The book can also be purchased online as an e-book or regular book at, for example, Coutinho, Bol.com, or any other online bookstore of your choice. When purchasing a regular book online, pay attention to the delivery time to ensure that you receive the book on time. You can also often buy the regular book directly from your local bookstore.

Along with this book you will receive an individual code for a website offering complementary exercises, spoken text fragments, movies and songs. This code is linked to your e-mail address. You will need access to the website to be able to adequately participate in the course. If you purchase a book from someone else, you will not be able to use his or her personal code and thus will not have access to the website. However, the codes can 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

Duration:

7 or 13 weeks (regular); 1,5 week (intensive)

Study load:

12 lessons of 1.5 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.

  • Nederlands in gang (chapters 8-16)
    B. de Boer, M. van der Kamp, B. Lijmbach
    ISBN: 9789046905609 (3e druk)
    Price: approximately € 42.95

The course material is compulsory and must be purchased by the student. The book is available at our office during opening hours, check here if and when the desk is open. The book can also be purchased online as an e-book or regular book at, for example, Coutinho, Bol.com, or any other online bookstore of your choice. When purchasing a regular book online, pay attention to the delivery time to ensure that you receive the book on time. You can also often buy the regular book directly from your local bookstore.

Along with this book you will receive an individual code for a website offering complementary exercises, spoken text fragments, movies and songs. This code is linked to your e-mail address. You will need access to the website to be able to adequately participate in the course. If you purchase a book from someone else, you will not be able to use his or her personal code and thus will not have access to the website. However, the codes can 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

Duration:

7 or 13 weeks (regular); 1,5 week (intensive)

Study load:

12 lessons of 1.5 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.

  • Nederlands in actie (Coutinho, 2012, 3rd edition)
    B. de Boer, B. Lijmbach and M. van der Kamp
    ISBN: 9789046902981
    Price: € 42.95 (not included in the course fee)

The course material is compulsory and must be purchased by the student. The book is available at our office during opening hours, check here if and when the desk is open. The book can also be purchased online as an e-book or regular book at, for example, Coutinho, Bol.com, or any other online bookstore of your choice. When purchasing a regular book online, pay attention to the delivery time to ensure that you receive the book on time. You can also often buy the regular book directly from your local bookstore.

Along with this book you will receive an individual code for a website offering complementary exercises, spoken text fragments, movies and songs. This code is linked to your e-mail address. You will need access to the website to be able to adequately participate in the course. If you purchase a book from someone else, you will not be able to use his or her personal code and thus will not have access to the website. However, the codes can 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/B1 > B1

Duration:

7 or 13 weeks (regular); 1,5 week (intensive)

Study load:

12 lessons of 1.5 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.

  • Nederlands in actie (Coutinho, 2012, 3rd edition)
    B. de Boer, B. Lijmbach and M. van der Kamp
    ISBN: 9789046902981
    Price: € 42.95 (not included in the course fee)

The course material is compulsory and must be purchased by the student. The book is available at our office during opening hours, check here if and when the desk is open. The book can also be purchased online as an e-book or regular book at, for example, Coutinho, Bol.com, or any other online bookstore of your choice. When purchasing a regular book online, pay attention to the delivery time to ensure that you receive the book on time. You can also often buy the regular book directly from your local bookstore.

Along with this book you will receive an individual code for a website offering complementary exercises, spoken text fragments, movies and songs. This code is linked to your e-mail address. You will need access to the website to be able to adequately participate in the course. If you purchase a book from someone else, you will not be able to use his or her personal code and thus will not have access to the website. However, the codes can 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.

Rates

Student Discount
UG students: € 0 UG PhDs' and postdocs not using the 30% tax facility: € 0
Exchange students: € 250 UG PhDs' and postdocs using the 30% tax facility: € 180


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