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Intensive summer course Basic Dutch 1 (online course)

Are you an international employee or PhD candidate at Wageningen University & Research? 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 course is just the thing for you.


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

After this course you can register for Basic Dutch 2.

Course level

Basic Dutch: From A0 to A1- (CEFR)


    • Number of classes: 10 (1 class each day, during 2 weeks).
    • Self-study: 1,5 hour a day
    • Language during classes: Dutch

    Dates and times

    Day Time
    Monday 17 August 9.00-11.30
    Tuesday 18 August 9.00-11.00
    Wednesday 19 August 9.00-11.00
    Thursday 20 August 9.00-11.00
    Friday 21 August 9.00-11.00
    Monday 24 August 9.00-11.00
    Tuesday 25 August 9.00-11.00
    Wednesday 26 August 9.00-11.00
    Thursday 27 August 9.00-11.30
    Friday 28 August 9.00-11.00

    Course materials

    De Opmaat, ISBN: 978-908-5067238

    After registration you will receive a confirmation email with a link to where you can buy this book.


    After the course you will receive a certificate from Wageningen in’to Languages, provided you have attended at least 80% of the classes.


    € 490

    Excluding course material
    After registration you will receive payment link by email


    Prior to registration: If you are unsure whether this course is appropriate for your level and study goals, do not hesitate to contact our Service Centre for a no-obligation appointment via telephone or online with one of our Dutch course advisors.