Elementary Dutch course (A2)

Level: Beginner (0/A2)

This Dutch beginners course covers the four skills listening, reading, writing and speaking. In addition, we will look at the basics of Dutch grammar and Dutch vocabulary. In this course, you work towards language level A2.

Do you want to make use of the STAP budget? Please follow the steps on this page.

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Starting from 5 September 2022

+ 12 more dates

About the course

In the Beginners Dutch course (A2) you learn, step by step, to understand the Dutch language and culture. We start with the basics, such as greetings and forms of address, and gradually build up to the level at which you can hold a conversation with strangers.

You practise the following subjects, among others:

  • listening, reading, writing and speaking;
  • basic grammar and a basic vocabulary of Dutch.

In this course, you work towards language level A2. You don’t need any previous knowledge of Dutch.

DUO loan?

Are you entitled to a loan from the DUO (Educational Administration Service) to help pay for your Dutch course? Then you need to have an intake interview with a teacher first. This page gives more information about registering for a course with a DUO loan. Here you can sign up for an intake interview.

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Learning goals

In this course you work towards language level A2.

At the end of this course you are able to:

  • understand sentences and frequently used expressions that are related to daily life.
  • communicate in simple and every-day tasks.
  • use simple words to describe aspects of your own background, your immediate surroundings and your needs and desires.

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Method

  • Different competences will be discussed during the classes. Assignments will be made in class, in groups, pairs or individually. More information about the course programme, homework and suggestions for additional online exercises will be published on the electronic learning environment.
  • In this course we use the book ‘De opmaat‘. This book is developed by our teachers Maud and Wim for highly educated people who want to learn Dutch as a second language.
  • You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.

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Time Investment

  • This course consists of 34 sessions of 1 hour and 45 minutes at Babel in Utrecht or in the virtual classroom.
  • The advised self-study load is 90 hours.

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Practical

  • The language of instruction is Dutch.
  • In this course we use the book De opmaat. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.
  • Participants should attend at least 80% of the meetings. At the end of the first half of the course, there will be listening, reading, writing and speaking tests. In addition there will be a final test on speaking and writing.
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.

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Schedule

  • Starting date: 5 September 2022 (Utrecht)
    Day Date Start End
    Monday 5 September 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 8 September 2022 09:00 10:45
    Monday 12 September 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 15 September 2022 09:00 10:45
    Monday 19 September 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 22 September 2022 09:00 10:45
    Monday 26 September 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 29 September 2022 09:00 10:45
    Monday 3 October 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 6 October 2022 09:00 10:45
    Monday 10 October 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 13 October 2022 09:00 10:45
    Monday 17 October 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 20 October 2022 09:00 10:45
    Monday 24 October 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 27 October 2022 09:00 10:45
    Monday 31 October 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 3 November 2022 09:00 10:45
    Monday 14 November 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 17 November 2022 09:00 10:45
    Monday 21 November 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 24 November 2022 09:00 10:45
    Monday 28 November 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 1 December 2022 09:00 10:45
    Monday 5 December 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 8 December 2022 09:00 10:45
    Monday 12 December 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 15 December 2022 09:00 10:45
    Monday 19 December 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 22 December 2022 09:00 10:45
    Monday 2 January 2023 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 5 January 2023 09:00 10:45
    Monday 9 January 2023 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 12 January 2023 09:00 10:45

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  • Starting date: 5 September 2022 (Virtual Classroom)
    Day Date Start End
    Monday 5 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 7 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 12 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 14 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 19 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 21 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 26 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 28 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 3 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 5 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 10 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 12 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 17 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 19 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 24 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 26 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 31 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 2 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 7 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 9 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 14 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 16 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 21 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 23 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 28 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 30 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 5 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 7 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 12 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 14 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 19 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 21 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 2 January 2023 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 4 January 2023 20:00 21:45

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  • Starting date: 5 September 2022 (Utrecht)
    Day Date Start End
    Monday 5 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 7 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 12 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 14 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 19 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 21 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 26 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 28 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 3 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 5 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 10 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 12 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 17 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 19 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 24 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 26 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 31 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 2 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 7 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 9 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 14 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 16 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 21 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 23 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 28 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 30 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 5 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 7 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 12 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 14 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 19 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 21 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Monday 2 January 2023 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 4 January 2023 20:00 21:45

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  • Starting date: 6 September 2022 (Utrecht)
    Day Date Start End
    Tuesday 6 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 8 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 13 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 15 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 20 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 22 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 27 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 29 September 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 4 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 6 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 11 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 13 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 18 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 20 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 25 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 27 October 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 1 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 3 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 15 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 17 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 22 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 24 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 29 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 1 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 6 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 8 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 13 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 15 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 20 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 22 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 3 January 2023 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 5 January 2023 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 10 January 2023 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 12 January 2023 20:00 21:45

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  • Starting date: 14 November 2022 (Virtual Classroom)
    Day Date Start End
    Monday 14 November 2022 13:15 15:00
    Wednesday 16 November 2022 13:15 15:00
    Monday 21 November 2022 13:15 15:00
    Wednesday 23 November 2022 13:15 15:00
    Monday 28 November 2022 13:15 15:00
    Wednesday 30 November 2022 13:15 15:00
    Monday 5 December 2022 13:15 15:00
    Wednesday 7 December 2022 13:15 15:00
    Monday 12 December 2022 13:15 15:00
    Wednesday 14 December 2022 13:15 15:00
    Monday 19 December 2022 13:15 15:00
    Wednesday 21 December 2022 13:15 15:00
    Monday 2 January 2023 13:15 15:00
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    Monday 16 January 2023 13:15 15:00
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    Wednesday 25 January 2023 13:15 15:00
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    Wednesday 22 February 2023 13:15 15:00
    Monday 27 February 2023 13:15 15:00
    Wednesday 1 March 2023 13:15 15:00
    Monday 6 March 2023 13:15 15:00
    Wednesday 8 March 2023 13:15 15:00
    Monday 13 March 2023 13:15 15:00
    Wednesday 15 March 2023 13:15 15:00
    Monday 20 March 2023 13:15 15:00
    Wednesday 22 March 2023 13:15 15:00

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  • Starting date: 14 November 2022 (Virtual Classroom)
    Day Date Start End
    Monday 14 November 2022 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 16 November 2022 18:00 19:45
    Monday 21 November 2022 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 23 November 2022 18:00 19:45
    Monday 28 November 2022 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 30 November 2022 18:00 19:45
    Monday 5 December 2022 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 7 December 2022 18:00 19:45
    Monday 12 December 2022 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 14 December 2022 18:00 19:45
    Monday 19 December 2022 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 21 December 2022 18:00 19:45
    Monday 2 January 2023 18:00 19:45
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    Wednesday 11 January 2023 18:00 19:45
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    Wednesday 25 January 2023 18:00 19:45
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    Monday 27 February 2023 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 1 March 2023 18:00 19:45
    Monday 6 March 2023 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 8 March 2023 18:00 19:45
    Monday 13 March 2023 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 15 March 2023 18:00 19:45
    Monday 20 March 2023 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 22 March 2023 18:00 19:45

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  • Starting date: 15 November 2022 (Utrecht)
    Day Date Start End
    Tuesday 15 November 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 17 November 2022 09:00 10:45
    Tuesday 22 November 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 24 November 2022 09:00 10:45
    Tuesday 29 November 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 1 December 2022 09:00 10:45
    Tuesday 6 December 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 8 December 2022 09:00 10:45
    Tuesday 13 December 2022 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 15 December 2022 09:00 10:45
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    Thursday 22 December 2022 09:00 10:45
    Tuesday 3 January 2023 09:00 10:45
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    Tuesday 7 February 2023 09:00 10:45
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    Tuesday 14 February 2023 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 16 February 2023 09:00 10:45
    Tuesday 21 February 2023 09:00 10:45
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    Tuesday 28 February 2023 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 2 March 2023 09:00 10:45
    Tuesday 7 March 2023 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 9 March 2023 09:00 10:45
    Tuesday 14 March 2023 09:00 10:45
    Thursday 16 March 2023 09:00 10:45
    Tuesday 21 March 2023 09:00 10:45
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  • Starting date: 15 November 2022 (Utrecht)
    Day Date Start End
    Tuesday 15 November 2022 18:00 19:45
    Thursday 17 November 2022 18:00 19:45
    Tuesday 22 November 2022 18:00 19:45
    Thursday 24 November 2022 18:00 19:45
    Tuesday 29 November 2022 18:00 19:45
    Thursday 1 December 2022 18:00 19:45
    Tuesday 6 December 2022 18:00 19:45
    Thursday 8 December 2022 18:00 19:45
    Tuesday 13 December 2022 18:00 19:45
    Thursday 15 December 2022 18:00 19:45
    Tuesday 20 December 2022 18:00 19:45
    Thursday 22 December 2022 18:00 19:45
    Tuesday 3 January 2023 18:00 19:45
    Thursday 5 January 2023 18:00 19:45
    Tuesday 10 January 2023 18:00 19:45
    Thursday 12 January 2023 18:00 19:45
    Tuesday 17 January 2023 18:00 19:45
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  • Starting date: 15 November 2022 (Utrecht)
    Day Date Start End
    Tuesday 15 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 17 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 22 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 24 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 29 November 2022 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 1 December 2022 20:00 21:45
    Tuesday 6 December 2022 20:00 21:45
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