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.
This course is for all international employees and PhD candidates of Wageningen University & Research. External participants are welcome.
Basic Dutch 2: 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 Intermediate Dutch 1.
- Number of classes: 14 (1 class per week)
- Self-study: 1 to 1.5 hours per week
- Language during classes: Dutch
- Min 8 - max 18 participants
Dates and times
Basic Dutch 2 is offered in March and September. The next course will start in March 2020.
|Group||Day||Start date||End date||Time|
|Basic Dutch 2||Monday||2 March 2020||15 June 2020||15:50 - 17:20 hrs|
Are you interested in Basic Dutch 2 but do you find yourself limited by the timetable or level of the course? Please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
De Opmaat, ISBN: 9789085067238
- This book is available at the Wageningen University & Research shop in the Forum building.
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.
- 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.