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0>A1 and/or A1>A2 for University staff members

Duration: 1 week (intensive) per course.
Studyload: 20 contact hours and 20 hours of independent study per course.
Audience: University of Groningen staff members who speak little or no Dutch

This intensive course will focus on the basics of Dutch and on language use in everyday situations. The emphasis will be on oral communication, so that you will be able to hold simple conversations after following the course. At the end of the course your level will be CEFR A1. A variety of speech acts and the associated vocabulary will be discussed. Grammar will be taught in such a way that it supports language acquisition.


Lessons will take place from 9-11 a.m and 1.30-3.30 p.m. There will be time for independent study between and after the meetings.


CEFR level Period Time Registration
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If you want to register for a course at level A1>A2 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.


€ 799 excluding course material

The costs are based on a minimum of 4 participants. Should fewer than 4 participants register for the course, the costs will be higher.

Group Size

There is a maximum of 6 participants.

Course Material

  • Nederlands in gang
    B. de Boer, M. van der Kamp, B. Lijmbach
    ISBN 9789046905609 (3rd edition)
    Price: approximately € 40,-
  • 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.

Last modified:14 December 2018 1.48 p.m.
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