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Basic Dutch 3

Basic Dutch 3 follows on from Basic Dutch 2 and is particularly suitable for students who want to improve their Dutch for social purposes.

Course level

Entry level: A1 (CEFR)
Level on completion: A2 (CEFR)


Basic Dutch 3 is a practical course. The focus is on oral communication in Dutch. Subjects are more general than personal, for example: education and work and talking about the past and your future plans. In addition, your vocabulary will be expanded and you will train your listening and reading skills. Basic grammar will be repeated and expanded to a slightly higher level than in part 1 and 2 but will still be subordinate to communication skills and vocabulary. At the end of the course there will be a small test.


This course runs for 14 classes*. There will be a class of 1.5 hours, once a week. In addition to the classes, you will be spending 2 or 3 hours on homework each week, in order to attain the desired level.

Minimum number of students: 8

Maximum number of students: 18 

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

Dates and times

Basic Dutch 3 is offered in February and September each year. Next round of courses will start in February 2020.

Start date End date Day Time
February 2020 Unknown Unknown Unknown

Are you interested in Basic Dutch 3 but do you find yourself limited by the timetable or level of the course? Please let us know by sending an email to, so we can try to better adapt our offer to your needs.


Classes take place on the Wageningen University & Research Campus, in the Forum building.

Course materials

De Opmaat, ISBN: 9789085067238

This book is available at the WUR-shop on the Wageningen University & Research Campus, in the Forum building.

Please note: If you buy a second-hand copy of the book, you will have to purchase a login code from the publisher for an additional 10 euros. This login code gives you access to digital material, which you will need in order to do your homework.   

If you buy a new copy of the book, the login code is included.

Certification and exam

You receive a Wageningen in’to Languages certificate upon completion of the course. If you do not pass the exam, you can take a resit after the course. This costs EUR 25, which is not included in the course fees.


€ 490

·       Excluding course material and resit.

·       Including exam on the last day of the course.

·       We only accept payment by debit or credit card.

Prior to registration

For Basic Dutch for students part 3 some prior knowledge is needed. If you have a certificate stating you successfully passed the part 2 test, you will be admitted to part 3 without an intake interview. Students that have prior knowledge of the Dutch language and do not have a certificate can make an appointment for an interview, in order to determine which level is appropriate.

If you are not sure whether this course is appropriate for your level and study goals, do not hesitate to contact our secretarial office for a non-obligation appointment with one of our Dutch course advisors.