Dutch 1

Practical Information

Start dates September and February (and intensive in Summer)
Number of lessons 24  2 hourly lessons (Summer course: 15 4 hourly lessons)
Day(s) and time(s) see Timetable & Registration
Registration fee € 420 for students and staff of Leiden University
€ 630 for others
Entry level 0
Target level A1
Language of instruction Dutch and English

Course Description

This course covers all basic skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, and particularly focuses on everyday language use. Other areas of focus are basic grammar and basic vocabulary of Dutch. During class, conversational skills are practiced by speaking with the entire group, with smaller groups, and by making use of the equipment available in the language laboratory. One lesson requires approximately two hours of preparation. Upon completion of this course, you are able to have a short conversation on everyday subjects such as where you live, where you are from, and family background. You are also able to understand notices and simple texts. The course is concluded with a final test and a certificate (minimum attendance 80%). 

Course Material

Title Nederlands in gang (first half of the book)
Author(s) Berna de Boer, Margaret van der Kamp, Birgit Lijmbach
Publisher Coutinho
ISBN 9789046905401
Available at Van Stockum
The course material is not included in the registration fee. Course participants are required to purchase course materials themselves.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

This course is intended for adults with higher levels of education, Leiden University students and staff members, as well as other interested parties who are unrelated to Leiden University. Knowledge of Dutch is not required for enrolment in this course, but basic knowledge of both English (at level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and Roman script is required. This is a fast-paced course. Students are expected to prepare each lesson and to actively participate in each class.

Further Information

Last Modified: 17-10-2017