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Social Dutch 3

Social Dutch 3 follows on from Social Dutch 2 and is particularly suitable for students who want to improve their Dutch for social purposes.

Course level

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


Social Dutch 3 is a practical course. The focus is on oral communication in Dutch. Subjects are more general than personal, for example: education and work and talking about the past and your future plans. In addition, your vocabulary will be expanded and you will train your listening and reading skills. Basic grammar will be repeated and expanded to a slightly higher level than in part 1 and 2 but still subordinate to communication skills and vocabulary. At the end of the course there will be a small test.


This course runs for 15 classes. There will be evening classes of 1.5 hours, twice a week. In addition to the classes, you will be spending 2 or 3 hours on homework each week, in order to attain the desired level.
If there are fewer than ten participants (but more than five), the course will run for 12 instead of 15 sessions, as a smaller group will be able to go through the content more quickly. 

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

Dates and times

Social Dutch 3 is offered in January, April and September each year.

Day Start date End date Time
Tuesday & Thursday 21 April 25 June 19.15-20.45

Please click here to view the course schedule.

Course materials

De Opmaat, ISBN: 9789085067238

This book is available at the WUR-shop on the Wageningen University & Research Campus, in the Forum building.

Please note: If you buy a second-hand copy of the book, you will have to purchase a login code from the publisher for an additional 10 euros. This login code gives you access to digital material, which you will need in order to do 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.


BSc/MSc WUR Students € 90
  • 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

For Social Dutch for students part 3 some prior knowledge is needed. If you have a certificate stating you successfully passed the part 2 test, you will be admitted to part 3 without an intake interview. Students that have prior knowledge of the Dutch language and do not have a certificate can make an appointment for an interview, in order to determine which level is appropriate.

If you are not sure whether this course is appropriate for your level and study goals, do not hesitate to contact our secretarial office for a non-obligation appointment with one of our Dutch course advisors.