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Basic Dutch 2 (summer course)

Are you an international employee or PhD candidate at Wageningen University & Research? 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 some knowledge of the Dutch language or did you complete Basic Dutch 1? Then our Basic Dutch 2 course is just the thing for you.

Target group

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

Course level

Basic Dutch: from A1- to A1 (CEFR)


You will need some knowledge of Dutch before you can take part in this course. After having completed Basic Dutch 1 you may enrol in Basic Dutch 2. You may also enrol for Basic Dutch 2 if you have already learned some Dutch in your home country.
Subjects and situations that will be dealt with during this course include requesting information about time of arrival and departure in public transportation, booking a holiday, making a reservation, shopping, talking about past events and typical aspectes of Dutch culture.

At the end of the course there will be a curriculum-dependent test. If you pass the Basic Dutch 2 exam, you can register for Basic Dutch 3.


    • Number of classes: 10 (1 class per day, during two weeks)
    • Self-study: 1 hour per day
    • Language during classes: Dutch
    • Min 8 - max 18 participants

Dates and times

In August we offer an intensive two-weeks summer course.

19 to 30 August
Day Times Action
Monday 12.00 - 14.00 hrs Lesson
Tuesday 12.00 - 14.00 hrs Lesson
Wednesday 12.00 - 14.00 hrs Lesson
Thursday 12.00 - 14.00 hrs Lesson
Friday 12.00 - 14.00 hrs Lesson
Monday 12.00 - 14.00 hrs Lesson
Tuesday 12.00 - 14.00 hrs Lesson
Wednesday 12.00 - 14.30 hrs Lesson
Thursday 12.00 - 14.30 hrs Lesson
Friday 12.00 - 14.00 hrs Exam

Basic Dutch 2 is also offered as a 14-week course starting in January and September.


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

Course materials

De Opmaat, ISBN: 978-908-5067238

  • This book is available at the Wageningen University & Research shop in the Forum building.

Certification and exam

You receive a Wageningen in’to Languages certificate when you complete the course and pass the exam. If you do not pass the exam, you can take a resit after the course on September 4. 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: If you are unsure whether this course is appropriate for your level and study goals, do not hesitate to contact our Service Centre for a no-obligation appointment with one of our Dutch course advisors.