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Basic Dutch 1 (online course)

Are you an international employee or PhD candidate at Wageningen University & Research? Are you an expat? Would you like to learn Dutch to talk to your colleagues, supervisors, friends or neighbours? What about reading labels in the supermarket, asking a shop assistant where you can find a particular item or carry on a basic conversation with your neighbours? And on top of that, would you like to know about typical aspects of Dutch culture, both within and outside the academic world? Do you have no prior knowledge of the Dutch language? Then our Basic Dutch 1 course is just the thing for you.

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

Target group

This course is for all international employees and PhD candidates of Wageningen University & Research. External participants are welcome.

Course level

Basic Dutch 1: from A0 to A1- (CEFR)


No prior knowledge of Dutch is required. Subjects and situations that will be dealt with during this course include introducing oneself, exchanging personal information, talking to strangers, formal and informal language use, public transport, shopping, paying the bill at a restaurant, making appointments and typical aspects of Dutch culture.


  • Number of classes: 14 (1 class per week)
  • Self-study: 1 to 1.5 hours per week
  • Language during classes: Dutch
  • Min 8 - max 15 participants

Dates and times

Start date End date Day Time
2 March 15 June Tuesday 16.00-17.30


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. Would you like to continue improving your language skills? It is possible to proceed into a course on a higher level. Check your level here.


€ 490

  • We only accept payment by debit or credit card.