Language Center

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 family relations.

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 and a written exam.

Target group

International students who want to learn Dutch. If you have already taken a Dutch course but you are not sure of your level, take the level test or look at the differences between Dutch I and II. You can also contact the Student Desk.

Specifics

  • Some groups of this course will be taught on campus, others online. You can see which groups are on campus groups and which are ‘online only’ when you sign up in Osiris.
  • Because there are currently no COVID restrictions, the format for this course is entirely on campus (except for the online groups). Should COVID restrictions (such as the 1.5 meter rule) be re-introduced, the Language Center may decide to change the format to an entirely or predominantly online course for the on campus groups.
  • Before signing up, please check whether the group you are selecting is an on campus group or an online one. In case of the former, you will generally have to be able to come to campus. In both cases, make sure the class time suits your personal schedule. Since active participation is a key part of language skills courses, you need to be able to interact with the group, no matter what group you choose. In case of an online group , you need to make sure you have a stable internet connection, working webcam and headset or microphone. See the recommended hardware requirements

  • 80% attendance is required. Lectures are not recorded for later viewing.

Dutch I for International Students in short

Duration and Course Format

13 x 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 for the employee but will be paid by the School/Service. 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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Register

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
  • Students can register and deregister during the registration period via OSIRIS.
  • On the page cashing in language vouchers, you can find, amongst other things, more information about how to register if you have no vouchers or insufficient vouchers and the registration period.

Read our conditions before registration.

Staff member at Tilburg University
  • The first Dutch course will be covered by the School/Service. If you have already participated in a Dutch course at the Language Center, you can join this language course at a reduced rate. The fees can be paid by yourself or by your employer. Please indicate this on the registration form.

  • Registration is possible from the moment the timetable for the course is available.
    Check the (de-) registration deadlines.

Read our conditions before registration.

Alumnus of Tilburg University
  • Tilburg University alumni can take this language course at a reduced rate. The costs can be paid by yourself or by your employer. Please indicate this on the registration form.
  • Registration is possible from the moment the timetable for the course is available.
    Check the (de-) registration deadlines.

Read our conditions before registration.

External participant
  • Professionals from outside Tilburg University can take this language. The costs can be paid by yourself or by your employer. Please indicate this on the registration form.
  • Registration is possible from the moment the timetable for the course is available.
    Check the (de-) registration deadlines.

Read our conditions before registration.