Advanced Dutch 1 (online)

Do you want to improve your Dutch language skills even further, for example so you can talk with colleagues or friends about your research, arts and politics? Would you like to participate in discussions at work or with your acquaintances? Do you think it would be fun to be able to talk with your neighbours, for instance about your living environment? Would you like to broaden your vocabulary, practice communication skills and also learn what makes things typically Dutch? Then take part in the Advanced Dutch 1 course.

Target group

The course is for international employees, PhD candidates or expats who already have prior knowledge of Dutch and who want to learn Dutch for social purposes on and outside their workplace.

Course level

Entry level: Halfway to B1 (CEFR)
Level on completion: B1 (CEFR)

Course content

What will this course teach you?

Once you have completed the course, you will be able to:

Grammar is always discussed in a communicative context and in functional situations.

For example: When you learn to give advice, you simultaneously learn the verb ‘zouden’ because this verb is often used when giving advice in Dutch.

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.

Admission requirements

For this course you need prior knowledge of Dutch. You can sign up for this course, if you have participated in Intermediate Dutch 2.

Have you studied Dutch before? Then make an appointment via for an intake interview to discuss which course is suitable.

Dates and times

Day Start date End date Time
Thursday 5 October 2023 25 January 2024 11:00-12:30 hrs.

View the full schedule here.

This course is offered annually in March and October.

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.


You follow the course entirely online using the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace.

Number of meetings

14 classes each 1,5 hours.


3 to 4 hours each week.

Course materials

Nederlands in Actie, ISBN: 9789046902981

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. Would you like to continue improving your language skills? It is possible to proceed into Advanced Dutch 2.


WUR employees and partners Free of charge - The costs can be borne by the department/Sciences Group where you work. Read more about this.
WUR employees and PhD candidates €535
Regular fee €550

The course price does not include course materials.