Social Dutch 2 online course

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Social Dutch 2 (online course)

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.

Target group

This course is suitable for students who want to learn Dutch for social purposes.

Course level

  • Entry level: Halfway to A1 (CEFR)
  • Level on completion: A1 (CEFR)

Course contents

The main objective of this course is to learn to communicate 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.

Planning

Social Dutch 2 runs for 15 online classes. The course meets twice a week in the evening  for 1.5 hours. You should expect to spend 2 to 3 hours on homework each week.  

Any classes cancelled due to illness of the teacher will be made up at the end of the course.

Dates and times

Social Dutch 2 is offered in January, April and September each year.

During the summer there will be intensive Social Dutch courses in two levels, for more information click here

Please click here to view the course schedule.

Social Dutch 2A Monday & Wednesday 21 September 23 November 19:15 - 20:45
Social Dutch 2B Tuesday & Thursday 22 September 24 November 21:00 - 22:30
Social Dutch 2C Tuesday & Thursday 22 September 24 November 19:15 - 20:45

Course materials

De Opmaat, ISBN: 978-908-5067238

After registration you will receive a confirmation email with a link to where you can buy this book.

Please note: If you buy a second-hand copy of the book, you need to purchase a login code from the publisher for € 10. The code gives you access to digital material that you will need for 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.

Fees

Social Dutch 1 & 2 WUR Students Free*
Social Dutch 3 & 4 € 90

* The courses Social Dutch 1 & 2 are part of the Pilot free Social Dutch courses for students.

Social Dutch 1 and 2 are offered for free to Master and Bachelor students who meet the following conditions:

a. Students are asked to pay a 90 euro enrolment fee. General conditions concerning enrolment and payment apply.

b. After completion of the course the student can claim a full 90 euro refund of the course fees. To qualify for this refund, the student must have attended 80% of classes (12 out of 15). In addition, the student must have taken the final test. Any grade for the test will suffice, as long as they take it.

c. Should the student qualify for a refund and should they meet the conditions as described in article 3b of these conditions, then Wageningen in'to Languages will refund the 90 euro course fee to the student.

See our General Terms and Conditions for more information.

  • Excluding course material and resit.
  • Including exam on the last day of the course.
  • After registration you will receive payment link by email

Prior to registration

Social Dutch 2 requires some prior knowledge of Dutch. If you have a certificate stating you’ve successfully passed Social Dutch 1, you will be admitted to Social Dutch 2.

Students who have prior knowledge of Dutch and do not have a Social Dutch 1 certificate should make an appointment for a no-obligation intake interview with one of our Dutch course advisors. The advisor will determine your level and recommend an appropriate course.

Contact our Service Centre at +31 (0)317 48 25 52 or at into@wur.nl to make the appointment for an intake.