Everyday Dutch course on Saturday (e-learning)

Are you living, working or studying at a high level, with little time to learn the Dutch language? Our Saturday courses give you the opportunity to combine a language course with your work, study or family matters.

Everyday Dutch 1.1 en 1.2 are e-learning courses combined with only eight Saturday morning classes. This is only half of the number of classes given during our evening programme Dutch for work and study (semi-intensive), but you’ll reach the same A1 or A2 level.

Course members are grouped according to their level of Dutch. In the classes at VU University Amsterdam, we will use a brand new digital language lab to improve your pronunciation. You will receive explanations and instructions in Dutch and will practice your listening and speaking skills.

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.

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. An intake (verbal and/or written) can be part of the selection procedure.

Please check Application or come to the VU-NT2 consultation hours: Monday and Thursday from 15.00-16.30 on the Service Centre in the main building of VU University Amsterdam (ground floor). An appointment is not required.

Read the general terms and conditions of our courses.

Course levels (CEFR)Each level starts four times a yearLevel 1.1: Beginner (0 -> A1)
Level 1.2: Elementary (A1 -> A2)
Course datesPeriod 4: 13 May 2017 - 8 July 2017 (application closed)
Period 1: 16 September 2017 - 4 November 2017
Period 2: 25 November 2017 - 3 February 2018
Period 3: 24 February 2018 - 21 April 2018
Period 4: 19 May 2018 - 7 July 2018
Group sizeMinimum: 15, maximum: 20
Course length8 weeks per level
Time tableSaturday morning (9.30 - 12.30 hrs)
AssignmentsApproximately 7 hours per week    
Price per levelStandard € 395
VU employees € 295
VU (prospective) students € 195
ECTS points
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Application is closed two weeks before the course starts or when the course is full.