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Courses for native speakers of German

The University of Groningen Language Centre offers courses in Dutch specifically for native speakers of German.

We offer standard group courses of various CEFR levels throughout the entire year, developed specifically for native speakers of German, who in general learn Dutch faster than other non-native speakers of Dutch because of linguistic similarities between German and Dutch.

Standard Dutch Group Courses for Native Speakers of German.

Starting>
Attainment
CEFR level
Duration
(in hours)
Duration
(in weeks)
Rates
student | discount | full
0>A2 26 13 € 220 | 339 | 369
0>B1 50 3 € 415 | 657 | 705
A2>B1 24 12 € 220 | 339 | 369
B1>B2 26 13 € 220 | 339 | 369

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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 .

This level may be achieved by taking a level 0>A1 course (26 hours) and a follow-up level A1>A2 course (24 hours) later in the year. Students who already have some knowledge of Dutch, to be demonstrated with an advice card, may also take a level A1>A2 course.

There are separate groups for German native speakers. Because German and Dutch are so similar, the material can be covered faster in a 0>A2 course (26 hours) and a follow up A2>B1 course (24 hours). Students who already have some knowledge of Dutch, to be demonstrated with an advice card, may also take a level A2>B1 course. The envisaged final level of the courses for German native speakers is CEFR B1 .

In order to receive an advice card, you may visit the Dutch Office Hour.

Please read more about how our courses are organized.

Course Intensity

The courses will be held once a week during a period of 12/13 weeks or twice a week during a period of 6/7 weeks.

In addition to the hours of classes you take each week, you will spend the same amount of hours on independent study.

Cancellation procedure for Dutch courses for native speakers of German, funded by the Board of the University of Groningen

N.B. If you do not cancel in time you will lose all or part of your credit for free courses:

  1. If you cancel more than 10 days before the start of your course, you will not lose any credit.
  2. If you cancel within the final 10 days before the course starts up to the first teaching day, the number of course contact hours for the cancelled course will be deducted from your total (50 hours) unless your place can be filled by someone else.
  3. If you cancel on or after the first day of the course, the number of course contact hours for the cancelled course will be deducted from your total (50 hours).

Cancelation is only possible on working days between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

You can also cancel your enrolment by logging in to your profile in our online course registration system.

Last modified:05 March 2019 2.10 p.m.
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