Dutch course for work and study SPRINT

Is your first language German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or Afrikaans? You will be able to learn the basics of Dutch more quickly. This course is the fast track of 'Dutch for work and study'. Dutch for work and study SPRINT (one module) is identical to Dutch for work and study but the pace is twice as fast: Levels 1.1 and 1.2 in a single course period (September).

Dutch for work and study

Are you working or studying at a high level, with little time to learn the Dutch language? ‘Dutch for work and study' gives you the opportunity to combine a language course with your work or study.

Basic Dutch on Campus

Are you a VU student? Would you like to learn enough Dutch in just two months alongside your studies to help you feel more at home on campus? The VU offers you the Level 1.1 module at a greatly reduced rate. Reach A1 level for reading and listening, and A1 level for speaking and writing, and you’ll get a ‘Basic Dutch on Campus’ certificate. Please check Basic Dutch on Campus for more information.  

Basic Dutch on Campus SPRINT

Is your first language German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or Afrikaans? Allowing you to pick up the Dutch language at a fast pace? Basic Dutch on Campus SPRINT is the fast track of  Basic Dutch on Campus, but the pace is twice as fast: Levels 1.1 and 1.2 in a single course period (September).

Course levels (CEFR)Level 1: Elementary (0 -> A2)
Course datesPeriod 1: 10 September 2018 - 1 November 2018
Group sizeMinimum: 15, maximum: 20
Course length8 weeks
Time tableMonday and Thursday evening 18.00 – 20.30
Assignments5 - 10 hours per week
Price per levelStandard € 645
VU employees € 485
VU (prospective) students € 325
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Application is closed two weeks before the course starts.
Course members are grouped according to their level of Dutch and together you will work on your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. In the classes at VU University Amsterdam, we will use a multimedia room and a brand new digital language lab. You will receive explanations and instructions and will practice your speaking skills. Outside the classes, you will train your learning and listening skills, vocabulary and grammar. During your course, you will be supervised personally your teacher.
Testing takes place at the end of the course period. If you pass the test, you can graduate to the 2nd level of the Sprint course, or the regular course Dutch for Work and Study level 2.1.
During this course, you will become familiar with the Dutch language, but also with the culture, society and politics of the Netherlands. And you will become acquainted with Dutch traditions such as Sinterklaas!
Everyone who has finished a secondary education (comparable to the Dutch havo/vwo) is welcome. If you do not speak Dutch yet, some knowledge of the English language is necessary.