Basic Dutch 1

Course Basic Dutch Course - Speaking

Dutch is the mother tongue of millions of people in the Netherlands, Belgium and many inhabitants of former Dutch colonies such as Surinam and the Netherlands Antilles. People have been migrating to the Netherlands for centuries and over the years the Netherlands has become a multi-cultural society. Learning Dutch is not essential to survive in this country since a large part of the population either speaks or understands English; however, learning the basics might come in handy and the Dutch people will certainly appreciate it if you are able to hold a simple conversation in their language.


At the end of the course the student will be able to understand simple daily conversation in Dutch. The student will get a good passive understanding of the Dutch language. The end level will be (on you way to) CEFR level A1

For whom

For international students / external candidates who would like to learn Dutch  (click here if you are a German Speaking student)

Final level



Mrs. Hetty Sommer

Study load

56 hours/9 weeks, 1,5 hours, twice a week; If your institute approves obtaining Elective Credits/Activities (2EC) for the course, the Language Centre will sign the document delivered by the student. You need to be present for at least 80% of the classes (and show active participation) and pass the tests.


Monday and Wednesday evening
After applying you will receive a final schedule.

Start 2020/2021

Module 1 Monday 31 August 2020
Module 2 Monday 9 November 2020
Module 3 Monday 1 February 2021
Module 4 Monday 19 April 2021

Most Basic Dutch classes will be ONLINE because of the corona virus. If COVID-19 regulations allow us to organize some classes in Leeuwarden we will do so. This will be in mutual agreement with the participants.


€ 275,-: Course € 250,- and € 25,- course material
We can offer the course for FREE (except for the book) for the following students
• Exchange students (from “NHL Stenden”)
• IBC / Grand Tour student
This is because we have a financial agreement with some departments of NHL Stenden or external partners.


After application you will receive an e-mail of confirmation. One week before the start of the course you will receive a schedule. No refunds are given in cases where participation is cancelled on, or after the date on which the course starts. Attend the course means you commit yourself to paying the full cost for the course. You will receive an invoice for the course and course material.

Course material

The book used for this course is titled “ - Dutch for Beginners”. This book has an access code to an exercise website. This code can only be used by one person. It is therefore not possible to use second-hand books.


NHL Stenden Leeuwarden
Language Centre

aanvang cursus: 09-11-2020
einde cursus: 29-01-2021

status: open

inschrijven vanaf: 12-06-2020
inschrijven t/m: 02-11-2020

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aanvang cursus: 01-02-2021
einde cursus: 16-04-2021

status: open

inschrijven vanaf: 12-06-2020
inschrijven t/m: 22-01-2021

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aanvang cursus: 19-04-2021
einde cursus: 03-06-2021

status: open

inschrijven vanaf: 12-06-2020
inschrijven t/m: 12-04-2021

Inschrijven/register Inschrijven/registerInformatie/information Informatie/information