Intermediate Dutch 1 (standard & fast track)

Would you like to broaden your grammatical knowledge and Dutch vocabulary? If so, our Intermediate Dutch 1 course is perfect for you. After this course you will be able to speak Dutch in everyday situations and you will be able to do things such as giving your opinion or asking for advice. You will also learn about Dutch customs and traditions.

Target group

The course is for international employees, PhD candidates or expats who already have some prior knowledge of Dutch and who want to learn Dutch for social purposes on and outside their workplace.

Course level

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

Course content

The main goal of this course is to learn to communicate in Dutch in simple, everyday situations.

What will this course teach you?

Once you have completed the course, you will be able to:

Grammar is always discussed in a communicative context and in functional situations.

For example: When you learn to give advice, you simultaneously learn the verb ‘zouden’ because this verb is often used when giving advice in Dutch.

This course will also cover Dutch pronunciation and interesting aspects of Dutch culture.

The lecturer will speak Dutch as much as possible during the course.

Admission requirements

For this course you need prior knowledge of Dutch. You can sign up for this course, if you have participated in Basic Dutch 2.

Have you studied Dutch before? Then make an appointment via for an intake interview to discuss which course is suitable.

Dates and times

Group Day Start date End date Time Status
Fast track Intermediate Dutch 1 (online) Tuesday + Thursday 14 May 2024 27 June 2024 11:00-12:30 hrs. Fully booked

View the full schedule here.

This course is offered several times a year in two variants: the standard track and the fast track.

If you would like to take the Intermediate Dutch 1 course but it is either full or does not list a starting date that suits you, please click here and you will be notified once you can sign up for new dates. If all groups are fully booked and you want to be put on the waiting list for a particular period, please also fill in the interest form and then indicate this in the comments.


You follow the course entirely online using the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace or at our location: Campus Wageningen University & Research.

Number of classes

Standard track: 14 classes of 1.5 hours, 1 class per week.
Fast track: 14 classes of 1.5 hours, 2 classes per week.


Standard track: 1,5 to 2 hours each week.
Fast track: 3 to 4 hours each week.

Course materials deel 2, ISBN: 9789046903797

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 Intermediate Dutch 2.


WUR employees and partners Free of charge - De kosten voor deze cursus kunnen gedragen worden door de afdeling/kenniseenheid waar je werkzaam bent. Read more about this.
WUR employees and PhD candidates €499
Regular fee €525

The course price does not include course materials.