Dutch level 1

Level: Beginner (0/A2)

This beginner course covers the four skills listening, reading, writing and speaking.

In order to give you a worry-free start of your group course, we offer you flexible booking. With our flexible booking policy, you can cancel or reschedule your enrolment for courses that start in November, without any additional costs. This is possible up to 10 days prior to the start date of the course.

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Starting from 18 November 2020

+ 3 more dates

Virtual classroom

€ 165,00

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Starting from 17 November 2020

+ 2 more dates

About the Dutch level 1 course

Learn dutch

In addition, we will look at the basics of Dutch grammar and Dutch vocabulary. The following themes will be used: getting to know each other, relatives, daily life.

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Learning goals

This Dutch level 1 course is aimed to those who wish to achieve level A1- in a short period of time.

At the end of this course, participants can communicate in simple and every-day situations.

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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. 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 Dutch level 1 course consists of 9 sessions at Babel in Utrecht. The advised self-study load is 2 to 3 hours a week.

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  • The language of instruction is English.
  • 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 8 out of 9 sessions in order to receive a certificate.
  • 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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  • Starting date: 17 November 2020 (Virtual Classroom)
    Tuesday17 November 202020:1521:45
    Tuesday24 November 202020:1521:45
    Tuesday1 December 202020:1521:45
    Tuesday8 December 202020:1521:45
    Tuesday15 December 202020:1521:45
    Tuesday5 January 202120:1521:45
    Tuesday12 January 202120:1521:45
    Tuesday19 January 202120:1521:45
    Tuesday26 January 202120:1521:45

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  • Starting date: 18 November 2020 (Utrecht)
    Wednesday18 November 202020:4522:15
    Wednesday25 November 202020:4522:15
    Wednesday2 December 202020:4522:15
    Wednesday9 December 202020:4522:15
    Wednesday16 December 202020:4522:15
    Wednesday6 January 202120:4522:15
    Wednesday13 January 202120:4522:15
    Wednesday20 January 202120:4522:15
    Wednesday27 January 202120:4522:15

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  • Starting date: 9 February 2021 (Utrecht)
    Tuesday9 February 202119:0020:30
    Tuesday16 February 202119:0020:30
    Tuesday23 February 202119:0020:30
    Tuesday2 March 202119:0020:30
    Tuesday9 March 202119:0020:30
    Tuesday16 March 202119:0020:30
    Tuesday23 March 202119:0020:30
    Tuesday30 March 202119:0020:30
    Tuesday6 April 202119:0020:30

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  • Starting date: 10 February 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
    Wednesday10 February 202118:3020:00
    Wednesday17 February 202118:3020:00
    Wednesday24 February 202118:3020:00
    Wednesday3 March 202118:3020:00
    Wednesday10 March 202118:3020:00
    Wednesday17 March 202118:3020:00
    Wednesday24 March 202118:3020:00
    Wednesday31 March 202118:3020:00
    Wednesday7 April 202118:3020:00

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  • Starting date: 10 February 2021 (Utrecht)
    Wednesday10 February 202120:4522:15
    Wednesday17 February 202120:4522:15
    Wednesday24 February 202120:4522:15
    Wednesday3 March 202120:4522:15
    Wednesday10 March 202120:4522:15
    Wednesday17 March 202120:4522:15
    Wednesday24 March 202120:4522:15
    Wednesday31 March 202120:4522:15
    Wednesday7 April 202120:4522:15

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  • Starting date: 20 April 2021 (Utrecht)
    Tuesday20 April 202120:4522:15
    Tuesday4 May 202120:4522:15
    Tuesday11 May 202120:4522:15
    Tuesday18 May 202120:4522:15
    Tuesday25 May 202120:4522:15
    Tuesday1 June 202120:4522:15
    Tuesday8 June 202120:4522:15
    Tuesday15 June 202120:4522:15
    Tuesday22 June 202120:4522:15

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  • Starting date: 22 April 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
    Thursday22 April 202118:3020:00
    Thursday29 April 202118:3020:00
    Thursday6 May 202118:3020:00
    Thursday20 May 202118:3020:00
    Thursday27 May 202118:3020:00
    Thursday3 June 202118:3020:00
    Thursday10 June 202118:3020:00
    Thursday17 June 202118:3020:00
    Thursday24 June 202118:3020:00

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