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Dutch I for International Students

In this course, you will learn basic Dutch grammar and acquire vocabulary that is geared toward practical situations. During the lessons, many dialogues and role plays are used.

You can prepare and review the lessons using the online material. You will also receive weekly writing exercises that you must rewrite yourself based on feedback from your instructor.

A great deal of information about Dutch culture will be discussed, such as public transport and the Dutch relationship with water.

At the end of the course you will be able to

  • talk about yourself, your hobbies, and your family

  • make an appointment

  • do the grocery shopping

  • order in a café or restaurant

  • talk about what you do every day and what you did yesterday

  • move on to Dutch II for International Students

Final Exam

The course is completed with an oral exam in pairs and a written exam.

Difference between Dutch I en Dutch II for International Students

Dutch I for International Students in short

Duration and Course Format

13x 3-hour classes, 8 hours self-study per week, 6 ECTS

Start End of August and end of January
Course Fee
  • Students Tilburg University: 6 Language Vouchers or € 408
  • Staff Tilburg University: the first Dutch course is free of charge. If you have already participated in a Dutch course at the Language Center, you pay € 420
  • Alumni Tilburg University: € 420
  • External Participants: € 480
Level From 0 to A1 (Common European Framework of Reference)
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This course is intended for everyone who is highly educated. This means that you have a diploma at HAVO or VWO level and are therefore eligible to attend Higher Education in the Netherlands.

In our conditions, you can find more information about the registration period etc.

Student at Tilburg University
Staff member at Tilburg University
Alumnus of Tilburg University
External participant