A part of the lessons of VU-NT2 are organised on campus again. Not all classes can take place at the VU campus: some will be taught online via Zoom for Education. Click here for more information.
|Course levels (CEFR)Each level starts four times a year||Level 1.1: Beginner (0 > A1)
Level 1.2: Elementary (A1 > A2)
|Course dates||Period 1: 12 September - 31 October 2020
Period 2: 21 November 2020 - 30 January 2021
Period 3: 20 February - 17 April 2021
Period 4: 8 May - 3 July 2021
|Course length||8 weeks per level|
|Time table||Saturday morning (9.30 - 12.30 hrs)|
|Assignments||Approximately 7 hours per week|
|Price per level||Standard €420
VU employees and PhDs / students of other Dutch universities €315
VU students €210
(only for students)
Application is closed two weeks before the course starts.
Outside the classes, you will train your listening, reading and writing skills; you’ll learn vocabulary and grammar. You will use an e-learning method. During your course, you will be supervised personally by your teacher.
In Everyday Dutch 1.1, you will learn to speak and understand the Dutch language and culture at a basic level (CEFR level A1). After level 1.1, you can continue in level 1.2.
In Everyday Dutch 1.2 you will learn to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to e.g. personal and family information, local geography, employment and shopping. Also you will be able to describe and exchange simple and direct information on familiar, routine matters (CEFR level A2).
After level 1.2, you can continue in the evening course level 2.1 or daytime course level 2.