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Social Dutch II

Are you an international student at Wageningen University & Research or would you like to be able to speak Dutch with your fellow students and your teachers, or carry on a basic conversation with your neighbours? Then our Social Dutch courses are just the thing for you.

Target group

These courses are particularly suitable for anyone who wants to learn Dutch for social purposes.

Course level

  • Entry level: Halfway to A1 (CEFR)
  • Level on completion: A1 (CEFR)


The main objective of these courses is to learn to communicate in Dutch. Subjects and situations that will be dealt with include introducing yourself, exchanging personal information, forms of address, formal versus informal use of the language, information on transportation, ordering in cafés and restaurants, buying and paying in shops, making appointments and typical Dutch culture. Grammar is subordinate to the communication skills and knowledge of vocabulary. Only basic grammatical subjects will be treated, such as the main sentence structure and the conjugation of verbs in the present and perfect tense.


Each part (I and II) runs for 15 classes. There will be evening classes of 1.5 hours, twice a week. In addition to the classes, you will be spending 2 or 3 hours on homework each week in order to attain the desired level. Start September, February and May.

* Any classes cancelled due to illness of the teacher will be made up at the end of the course.

Dates and times

Social Dutch II is offered in February, May and September each year.

Startdate Enddate Day Time Group
25 September 20 November Monday & Wednesday 19.15 - 20.45 hrs. Group A

Classes always take place on the Wageningen University & Research Campus, in the Forum building.

Course materials

De Opmaat, ISBN: 978-908-5067238

This book is available at the WUR-shop on the Wageningen University & Research campus, in the Forum building.

Please note: If you buy a second-hand copy of the book, you will have to purchase a login code from the publisher for an additional 10 euros. This login code gives you access to digital material, which you will need in order to do your homework.   

If you buy a new copy of the book, the login code is included.

Certification and exam

You receive a Wageningen in’to Languages certificate upon completion of the course. If you do not pass the exam, you can take a resit after the course. This costs € 25, which is not included in the course fees.


BSc/MSc WUR Students € 90
WUR Employees € 400
Regular fee € 450

* excluding course material and resit
including exam on the last day of the course (lesson 15)

Prior to registration

No prior knowledge of Dutch is needed for Social Dutch part I. For Social Dutch part II some prior knowledge is needed. If you have a certificate stating you successfully passed the part I test, you will be admitted to part II without an intake interview. Students that have prior knowledge of the Dutch language and do not have a certificate can make an appointment for an interview, in order to determine which level is appropriate. If you are not sure whether this course is appropriate for your level and study goals, do not hesitate to contact our secretarial office for a non-obligation appointment with one of our Dutch course advisors.