Dutch as a Second Language

The Academic Language Centre provides a wide range of courses in Dutch as a Second Language. The courses differ in level, content and frequency.

General Dutch Language Courses

These courses focus on all language skills: speaking, writing, listening and reading. Grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary are comprehensively discussed. The courses are practical and are aimed at making use of the language.

Basic Dutch for international students

Preparatory course for the Staatsexamen NT2 Programme II

This course prepares students for the Staatsexamen NT2 Programme II. They will practise for the state exam by using examples from sample test papers. 

Dutch for native speakers of German

This is a short intensive course aimed at native speakers of German. Covering four levels in 4 weeks, this course is particularly suitable for students who are preparing for a degree programme in Psychology at Leiden University.


The DutchPlus courses are advanced courses which are aimed at improving one specific language skill: 

Dutch for Prospective Students

Prospective students with a non-Dutch secondary education background must have a good command of Dutch before they are allowed to study at bachelor level at Leiden University. Read more

Dutch for IBP FSW Students 2015

The Academic Language Center will organise two Dutch courses for beginners especially for FSW IBP students on Monday and Thursday, from 2 February - 27 April 2015. You can register for the courses before 23 January 2015 through the following link: enrolment

Custom-made language training

In addition to the open registration courses, the Academic Language Centre also offers custom-made language training. For more information, please consult the custom-made language training webpage.

Last Modified: 16-01-2015