Intermediate Dutch 2 (face-to-face)

Do you already speak Dutch well in social situations, but want to further improve your Dutch language skills so that you can talk to your colleagues or friends about your research, work, travel, etc.? Do you want to be able to give your opinion on a variety of topics or how to express you feel in a variety of situations? Do you want to expand your vocabulary, practice communication skills, and also learn something about what is typically Dutch? In that case, take the Intermediate Dutch 2 course.

Target group

The course is for international employees, PhD candidates and 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: A2 (CEFR)
Level on completion: Halfway to B1 (CEFR)

Course content

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

What will this course teach you?

After this course, you will be able to:

Grammar is always covered in a communication context and for functional purposes.

Example: When you learn to formulate advice, you will also learn about the use of the construction “Ik zou...” as knowledge about this grammatical topic is useful and relevant at this level for formulating advice in a respectful way.

Culture and history influence the language of a country. That is why this course will also pay attention to interesting and relevant aspects of Dutch culture and history. Knowledge about these topics will make it easier to understand Dutch people and their responses.


How outspoken will a Dutch person be when you give them bad news? How normal is it in the Netherlands to show your emotions in the workplace or in a lecture? Do you have to wait for someone to ask for your opinion before giving it? How open are Dutch people about the type of education they’ve completed?

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 1.

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 9 March 29 June 09:00-10:30 hrs.

This course is offered annually in March 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.


You follow the course at our location: Forum, Wageningen Campus.

Number of meetings

14 classes each 1,5 hours.


2 to 3 hours each week.

Course materials

Nederlands in Actie, ISBN: 9789046908426

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 1.


WUR employees and partners Free of charge - If you have permission from your manager. Read more about this.
WUR employees and PhD candidates €535
Regular fee €550

The course price does not include course materials.