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Advanced Dutch 1 (online course)

Are you a PhD candidate, an international employee at Wageningen University & Research or an expat? 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? Would you like to learn how to write a formal letter or email? 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.

The classes will be taught online. You will learn remotely, in a small group, always with guidance and assistance from a teacher. The classes will take place in the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace, the secured online learning environment of Wageningen University & Research. This learning environment is also easily and securely available for course participants off-campus.

Target group
The course is targeted at all international employees of Wageningen University & Research. External participants, such as expats, are also welcome.

Level of the course

Advanced 1: B1- to B1 (CEFR)


You will need some knowledge of Dutch before you can take part in this course. If you completed Intermediate Dutch 2, you can participate in Advanced Dutch 1. You can also start this course if you have learned Dutch before, for instance in your own country.

The following subjects are covered during the course: Living environment, Politics, Art, Energy and the Netherlands.


·       Total number of classes: 14* (1 class per week)

·       Self study 3 to 4 hours per week

·       Main language during class: Dutch

·       Total number of participants: minimum of 8 and maximum of 12

* If any classes get cancelled because of the teacher's absence, they will be taught after what would have been the last class. 

Dates & times

The next round of courses starts in September 2020.

Group Day Start date End date Time Advanced 1 Wednesday 23 September 2020 13 January 2021 15.50 - 17.20

Are you interested in Advanced Dutch 1, but do the class times or the level of the course hinder you? Please let us know via We will try to tailor our range of courses to your wishes in the near future.

Course materials

De sprong, ISBN: 978-946-1052872. This book can be bought in the WUR-shop in the Forum Building, among other places. Note: If you buy a second-hand copy of the book, you will need to buy a login code from the publisher for € 10.00. This login code will be used to gain access to the digital materials needed to do your homework. The login code is included in a new copy.


When you complete the course, you will receive a certificate from Wageningen in'to Languages, if you attended at least 80% of the classes.


€ 490 (excluding course materials).


Prior to registration If you are not sure whether this course is at the right level or fits your learning goals, then please call our Service Centre for a non-binding conversation with one of our Dutch course advisors.