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Social Dutch 2 (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!

Target group

This course is suitable for students who want to learn Dutch for social purposes.

Course level

Entry level: Halfway to A1 (CEFR)
Level on completion: A1 (CEFR)

Course content

The main objective of this course is to learn to communicate 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.


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

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

Dates and times

The course Social Dutch 2 is offered annually in January, April and September.

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.


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

Course materials 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.


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 continue with Social Dutch 3.

Fees (excl. course materials)

Social Dutch 1 & 2 WUR Students Free*
Regular fee € 275

* 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). If this requirement has not been fullfilled, the student will receive an invoice at the end of the course of  90,-

See our General Terms and Conditions for more information.