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Summer School Dutch Level 1 (A0 -> A1-)

Level: Beginner (0/A2)

This beginners’ course in Dutch offers you the opportunity to learn the Dutch language fast and well. The course aim is to reach level A1-. During the course, you will cover the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking.


Dutch level 2

Dutch is a Germanic language that is spoken by approximately 23 million people world-wide. Most of these live in the Netherlands and in Belgium, but Dutch is also spoken in Suriname and on the Dutch Antilles. Dutch language level 1 is designed for beginners and gives you the opportunity to learn the basics of Dutch fast and well.

During the Summer School Dutch level 1 course, you will cover the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Our excellent teachers will also familiarise you with Dutch customs and manners.

The following themes will be covered:

  • getting to know each other,
  • talking about relatives,
  • daily life,
  • inviting people,
  • (grocery) shopping,
  • and ordering in a bar or restaurant.

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Learning goals

Gain basic knowledge of the Dutch language and reach CEF-level A1-. After completing this course:

  • You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.
  • You will be able to introduce yourself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live and people you know.
  • You can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.


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This course covers the following activities:

  • Talks
  • Dialogues
  • Pronunciation
  • Grammar exercises

This course is suitable for beginners, there is no prior knowlegde of Dutch required. Our Dutch courses are predominantly taught in Dutch; however, English will be used as a supporting language. A good command of English is therefore a prerequisite.

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Time Investment

Contact hours: 27
Hours of self study at the institute: 12
Homework: 11
Total study load: 50 hours

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The language of instruction is English.

Click here to select a starting date, for more information and registration.

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