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Basic Dutch 1 (online course)

Are you an international employee or PhD candidate at Wageningen University & Research? Are you an expat? Would you like to learn Dutch to talk to your colleagues, supervisors, friends or neighbours? What about reading labels in the supermarket, asking a shop assistant where you can find a particular item or carry on a basic conversation with your neighbours? And on top of that, would you like to know about typical aspects of Dutch culture, both within and outside the academic world? Do you have no prior knowledge of the Dutch language? Then our Basic Dutch 1 course is just the thing for you.

This course is taught entirely online using the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace.

Target group

This course is for all international employees and PhD candidates of Wageningen University & Research. External participants are welcome.

Course level

Basic Dutch 1: from A0 to A1- (CEFR)


This course is taught entirely online using the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace.


No prior knowledge of Dutch is required. Subjects and situations that will be dealt with during this course include introducing oneself, exchanging personal information, talking to strangers, formal and informal language use, public transport, shopping, paying the bill at a restaurant, making appointments and typical aspects of Dutch culture.

Dates and times

Basic Dutch 1 is offered in March and September. The next round of courses will be in March 2021. Are you interested in Basic Dutch 1 but are there no dates available yet? Let us know! We will inform you as soon as there is a new opportunity to register. Mail us at:


    • Number of classes: 14 (1 class per week).
    • Self-study: 1 to 1.5 hours per week
    • Language during classes: Dutch
    • Min 8 - max 15 participants

Course materials

The course material for this course will be published at a later date. When you participate in the course, you will receive an email from us well in time stating which course material will be used.

Certification and exam

After the course you will receive a certificate from Wageningen in’to Languages, provided you have attended at least 80% of the classes. Would you like to continue improving your language skills? It is possible to proceed into a course on a higher level. Check your level here.


€ 490

  • We only accept payment by debit or credit card.