Language Center

Dutch II for International Students (A2)

This course is a continuation of Dutch I for International Students and provides a more expanded basic knowledge of the Dutch language. In this course, you will give two short presentations about various subjects, for example, public holidays. 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.

The cultural subjects dealt with are primarily geared toward practical information such as riding a bicycle, the weather, and doing business.

At the end of the course you will be able to

  • give a compliment

  • talk with your general practitioner

  • ask for directions

  • move on to the course Dutch III

Final Exam

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

Target group

International students who have passed the Dutch I or A1 European Framework of Reference course or comparable level. You did not follow a Dutch I course at the Language Center? Then take the level test or look at the differences between Dutch I and II. You can also contact the Student Desk.

Specifics

  • Because there are currently no COVID-19 restrictions, this course is taught entirely on campus. Should COVID-19 restrictions (such as the social distancing rule (1.5 meters)) be re-introduced, the Language Center may decide to change the format to an entirely or predominantly online course.
  • Since active participation is a key part of language skills courses, both in the hybrid and online courses, you need to able to interact with the group in a digital environment. 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 II for International Students (A2) 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 A1 to A2 (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.