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Social Dutch 1 (online course)

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

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

Target group

No prior knowledge of Dutch is needed for this course. This course is suitable for students who want to learn Dutch for social purposes.

Course content

The course’s main objective is to learn to speak in Dutch. You will learn how to introduce yourself, exchange personal information, order in cafés and restaurants, buy and pay in shops, make appointments, as well as forms of address, formal versus informal use of the language, information on transportation and typical Dutch culture. Grammar is secondary to speaking and vocabulary building. Only basic grammar will be treated, such as the main sentence structure and the conjugation of verbs in the present and past tense. The maximum number of participants per group is 15.

Course level

Entry level: A0 (CEFR)

Final level: halfway to A1

Do you want to check if this course fits your level and study goals? Check your level here.

Planning

Social Dutch 1 runs for 15 online classes. The course meets twice a week in the evening for 1.5 hours. Participants should expect to spend 2 to 3 hours on homework each week. The classes have a maximum of 15 participants.

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

Dates and times

Group Start date End date Day Time Status
A 18 January 29 March Monday and Wednesday 19.15-20.45 Fully booked
C 19 January 30 March Tuesday and Thursday 19.15-20.45
E 19 January 30 March Tuesday and Thursday 21.00-22.30

Download the full schedule here.

We also offer an intensive winter course Social Dutch 1. Please click here for more information.

Course materials

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

Certification

After the course you will receive a certificate from Wageningen in’to Languages, provided you have attended at least 80% of the classes. With this certificate you can move on to Social Dutch 2.

Fees (excl. course materials)   

Social Dutch 1 & 2 WUR Students Free*
Social Dutch 3 & 4 € 90

The courses Social Dutch 1 & 2 are part of the Pilot free courses Social Dutch for students. These are free for Master's and Bachelor's students who have attended 80% of the lessons (12 of the 15). It this requirement has not been fullfilled, the student will receive an invoice for the course fee at the end of the course.

See our General Terms and Conditions for more information.