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Social Dutch 1 (online course)

Are you an international student at Wageningen University & Research and would you like to be able to speak Dutch with your fellow students and lecturers or hold a simple conversation with your neighbours? Would you also like to learn about Dutch customs and traditions, both within and outside the university? Then our Social Dutch courses are just the thing for you.

The course is held entirely online using the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace.

Target group

The course is geared towards bachelor’s and master’s students of Wageningen University & Research who do not speak Dutch and who are interested in learning the language for social purposes.

Course content

The main goal of this course is to learn to communicate in Dutch in simple, everyday situations.

What will this course teach you? 

Once you have completed the course, you will know:

Learning grammar is secondary to developing good communication skills and a good vocabulary. Only the basics of grammar will be covered, such as sentence structure, present tense verb conjugation, negation, question structure and pronouns.This course will also cover Dutch pronunciation and interesting aspects of Dutch culture.

The lecturer will speak Dutch as much as possible during the course.

Course level

Entry level: A0 (CEFR)
Level on completion: halfway to A1 (CEFR)

Admission requirements

No prior knowledge of the Dutch language is required for Social Dutch 1. If you want to check whether this course is suitable for your level and your study goals, contact us at into@wur.nl

Is your native language German? Then you have the opportunity to start with Social Dutch 2 on the condition that you study chapters 1 through 5 of the course manual before you start.

Dates and times

Group Day Start date End date Time
Social Dutch 1A Monday and Wednesday 20 September 22 November 19:15-20:45 hrs
Social Dutch 1B Tuesday and Thursday 21 September 23 November 19:15-20:45 hrs

View the full schedule here.

If you would like to take this course but it is either full or does not list a starting date that suits you, please click here and you will be notified once you can sign up for new dates.

Number of meetings

15 online meetings of 1.5 hours each.

Self-study

2 to 3 hours of self-study per week.

Course material

Start.nl deel 1 (2e druk 2017), ISBN: 9789046905661

After having registered for this course, you will receive additional information about the course materials in due time.

Certification

You will receive a certificate from Wageningen in’to Languages if you attended at least 80% of the lessons. After completing Social Dutch 1 you can register for Social Dutch 2.

Fee 

Social Dutch 1 & 2, WUR Students Free*
Social Dutch 3 & 4, WUR Students € 90
Standard fee € 275

* The courses Social Dutch 1 & 2 are part of the pilot Free Social Dutch Courses for students. These are free for bachelor’s and master’s students who attend 80% of the lessons (12 of the 15). If a student fails to meet this attendance requirement, they will receive a € 90 invoice at the end of the course.
The course price does not include course material.

See our General Terms and Conditions for more information.