Are you an international student at Wageningen University & Research? Would you like to speak Dutch with your fellow students and your teachers or carry on a basic conversation with your neighbours? Then our online Social Dutch courses are just the thing for you!
This course is taught entirely online using the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace.
No prior knowledge of Dutch is needed for this course. This course is suitable for students who want to learn Dutch for social purposes.
The course’s main objective is to learn to speak in Dutch. You will learn how to introduce yourself, exchange personal information, order in cafés and restaurants, buy and pay in shops, make appointments, as well as forms of address, formal versus informal use of the language, information on transportation and typical Dutch culture. Grammar is secondary to speaking and vocabulary building. Only basic grammar will be treated, such as the main sentence structure and the conjugation of verbs in the present and past tense. The maximum number of participants per group is 15.
Entry level: A0 (CEFR)
Final level: halfway to A1
Social Dutch 1 runs for 15 online classes. The course meets twice a week in the evening for 1.5 hours. Participants should expect to spend 2 to 3 hours on homework each week. The classes have a maximum of 15 participants.
Any classes cancelled due to illness of the teacher will be made up at the end of the course.
Dates and times
|Group||Start date||End date||Day||Time||Status|
|A||18 January||29 March||Monday and Wednesday||19.15-20.45||Fully booked|
|B||18 January||29 March||Monday and Wednesday||19.15-20.45||Fully booked|
|C||19 January||30 March||Tuesday and Thursday||19.15-20.45||Fully booked|
|D||18 January||29 March||Monday and Wednesday||19.15-20.45||Fully booked|
|E||19 January||30 March||Tuesday and Thursday||21.00-22.30||Fully booked|
Download the full schedule here.
We also offer an intensive winter course Social Dutch 1. Please click here for more information.
Start.nl deel 1 (2e druk 2017) ISBN: 9789046905661
After having registered for this course, you will receive additional information about the course materials.
After the course you will receive a certificate from Wageningen in’to Languages, provided you have attended at least 80% of the classes. With this certificate you can continue with Social Dutch 2.
Fees (excl. course materials)
|Social Dutch 1 & 2 WUR Students||Free*|
|Social Dutch 3 & 4||€ 90|
The courses Social Dutch 1 & 2 are part of the Pilot free courses Social Dutch for students. These are free for Master's and Bachelor's students who have attended 80% of the lessons (12 of the 15). It this requirement has not been fullfilled, the student will receive an invoice for the course fee at the end of the course.
See our General Terms and Conditions for more information.