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Basic Dutch 2 (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 some knowledge of the Dutch language or did you complete Basic Dutch 1? Then our Basic Dutch 2 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 2: from A1- to A1 (CEFR)


You will need some knowledge of Dutch before you can take part in this course. After having completed Basic Dutch 1 you may enrol in Basic Dutch 2. You may also enrol for Basic Dutch 2 if you have already learned some Dutch in your home country.
Subjects and situations that will be dealt with during this course include requesting information about time of arrival and departure in public transportation, booking a holiday, making a reservation, shopping, talking about past events and typical aspectes of Dutch culture.


    • 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

Dates and times

Basic Dutch 2 is offered in March and September.

Basic Dutch 2 Monday 21 September 2020 11 Januari 2021 15:50 - 17:20 hrs

Are you interested in Basic Dutch 2 but do you find yourself limited by the timetable or level of the course? Please let us know by sending an email to, so we can try to better adapt our offer to your needs.


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

Course materials

De Opmaat, ISBN: 9789085067238

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. Test your level here.


€ 490

  • We only accept payment by debit or credit card.