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Intermediate Dutch 1

Intermediate Dutch 1 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)


Intermediate Dutch 1 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 Basic Dutch 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

Intermediate Dutch 1 is offered in March and September each year. Next round of courses will start in March 2020.

Group Day Start date End date Time
Intermediate Dutch 1 Wednesday 4 March 2020 17 June 2020 14:00 - 15:30 hrs

Are you interested in Intermediate Dutch 1 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

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? After passing the exam for this course, it is possible to proceed into a course on a higher level. If you do not pass the exam, you can take a resit after the course. The resit costs € 25 and 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 Intermediate Dutch 1 some prior knowledge is needed. If you have a certificate stating you successfully passed the Basic Dutch 2 test, you will be admitted to Intermediate Dutch 1 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.