After the summer, part of the lessons of VU-NT2 will be taught on campus again. We follow the guidelines of the VU and the Amsterdam Safety Region. Of course we ensure enough distance and small groups. Not all classes can take place on campus: some will still be online via Zoom for Education.
· The daytime courses Dutch to B1 and Dutch to B2 are partly on campus, partly online. Each group has 1 day per week on campus lessons, the other days online via Zoom. We call this hybrid education. Which day is on campus, and which days online, will be announced in August.
· The evening courses Basic Dutch on Campus, Dutch for Work and Study (sprint) and Professional Dutch are entirely online, via Zoom for Education.
· All lessons of the Saturday course Everyday Dutch will be on campus.
|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.