Dutch Beginners 1+2 (intensive)
For students who wish to master the basics of Dutch as quickly as possible, UvA Talen has put together an intensive introduction course. This four-week course consists of twenty 2.5-hour lessons and up to six hours of self-study per day. This combination of daily lessons and self-study will enable you to speak and understand basic Dutch in only one month.
This intensive course is intended for absolute beginners. During the course, you will learn to communicate in Dutch in everyday situations. You will practise your newly acquired knowledge of the Dutch language in realistic situations, such as going shopping, making a telephone call, asking for directions and visiting the doctor. Aside from speaking and listening, attention is also paid to reading and writing.
After taking this course, you will have an active command of approximately 800 to 1,000 words and a passive command of approximately 2,000 words. You will also be able to apply the basic grammar rules. All four basic skills are practised using excerpts from Dutch texts, grammar exercises and writing assignments. This four-week intensive course will enable you to speak and understand basic Dutch in only one month.
We also organise this course in the evening. If you would like two lessons a week, Dutch Beginners 1+2 is your best choice. If you would like one lesson a week, Dutch Beginners 1 and Dutch Beginners 2 are the right options for you.
Schedule and registration
This course can also be taken as an intensive summer course.