Welcome at VU-NT2, the place to learn the Dutch language. You can take a course to suit your own ambitions, either in the evening or during the day. Our courses also introduce you to the culture and traditions of Dutch society, and give you the opportunity to expand your network by meeting people from many different nationalities, backgrounds and walks of life. Students are grouped according to ability and work together to improve reading, listening, speaking and writing skills, as wel as their vocabulary and grammar.
About the courses
Each year there are several opportunities to start a group course on Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s lively campus, right next door to the Zuidas business district. You will be allocated to the best group for you according to your current level of proficiency and attend one to four classes a week, depending on the course you take. Your focus will be on improving your spoken Dutch under the expert guidance of highly skilled and experienced teachers. You will also receive feedback on written homework assignments to help you improve your spelling, grammar, use of register and sentence structure.
Study in class and at home
The academic standards at VU-NT2 ensure that you will be enrolled in a high-quality course, specifically developed for participants who have completed an appropriate level of secondary education (comparable with Dutch havo or higher). The pace is reasonably fast. If you want to take full advantage of the course, it is essential that you also study at home.