Dutch A1>A2

  Everyone        Elementary
€    Student rate € 290  |  Discount rate € 420  |  Full rate € 460

Dutch A1>A2



    Student rate € 290  | Discount rate € 420  | Full rate € 460




Can you already speak a bit of Dutch at language level A1 and do you want to learn the language even better? Then this is the right course for you! During the lessons, you will actively practice the Dutch language. You will learn how to speak Dutch in various situations, such as at the doctor’s, when talking to a real estate agent, at the bike shop, at a birthday party, on the street, and conversations with friends and housemates. With this language course from the University of Groningen Language Centre, you will be challenged to speak even better Dutch!

At the Language Centre, you will learn Dutch at a fast pace with the help of teaching methods we developed ourselves. Our language courses focus on speaking and understanding the Dutch language. This way, you will quickly start to feel more or less at home with the language, and you naturally expand your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

Who is this course for?

This course is intended for beginners of Dutch at CEFR level A1. During the course, we work towards level A2. The course is taught in Dutch as much as possible, with explanations provided in English when necessary. It is therefore important that you have a good command of English in order to participate in the course.

Plan a consultation
Have you not taken a Dutch course at the Language Centre before? Then it is mandatory to first take a consultation with one of our teachers. 

What will you learn in this course?

The course comprises 12 lessons. Each lesson lasts two hours in a course on location, and 1.5 hours in an online course. During the course, you will learn, among other things:

  • To separate verbs in a sentence
  • The pronunciation of different sounds, such as: ng - ing - nk and ou/au - ui
  • To connect sentences using linking words
  • To describe sentences in the past tense and future tense
How many hours of independent study are required?

You should expect to spend a total of 30 hours on independent study in order to stay on track with this course. This involves, for example, reading texts, learning vocabulary, writing texts, and watching grammar and pronunciation videos.

What will you be able to do after the course?
  • Talk about something you have done or experienced
  • Indicate what is wrong with your bike
  • Express your opinion
  • Have a conversation with your doctor about your symptoms

After successfully completing this course, you will be ready for the follow-up course A2>A2/B1.

Course material

During this course, the second half of the book Nederlands in gang is covered. You will need to purchase this book yourself.

Nederlands in gang (chapter 8-16)
Berna de Boer, Margaret van der Kamp, Birgit Lijmbach
ISBN 9789046905609 (3rd edition | 2017)

This book also comprises an individual login code for a website containing additional exercises, listening fragments, videos, and songs. You need this code to be able to actively participate in the course. You can also purchase the code separately from the publisher Coutinho.

Where do I purchase the book?

  • During registration in our course catalogue, you will receive the book either before or during the first lesson from the Language Centre. 
  • At the Support Office of the Language Centre, during opening hours. 
  • Through your local bookstore or online sellers such as Coutinho or Bol.com. When purchasing a physical book online, pay attention to the delivery time to ensure you receive the book on time!
Practical information

Have a look at all our Dutch for non-native speakers course options.

Dutch group courses

  • Learn more about the Dutch language and culture

  • Learn Dutch at a fast pace

  • Focus on speaking and understanding

  • Engaged and experienced teachers 


Students and employees of the UG, UMCG, Hanze and Windesheim pay the student rate (students) or discount rate (employees). Log in via the red button to activate the discount!

Student rate € 290  |  Discount rate € 420  |  Full rate € 460

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Course participant says

The atmosphere during the lessons was very fun and pleasant, making mistakes did not feel uncomfortable at all. Also, the teacher made the topics we covered very interesting!











Course participant says

The atmosphere during the lessons was very fun and pleasant, making mistakes did not feel uncomfortable at all. Also, the teacher made the topics we covered very interesting!