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Dutch - Fast Track

In this course for native speakers of a Germanic language, such as German, Norwegian, or Swedish, you will quickly learn the basic grammar of Dutch. You will acquire vocabulary aimed at understanding simple written and spoken Dutch. The pace of this course is high. As a result, you will reach level A2 within this course.

In the classroom, a lot of attention is also paid to writing and speaking in Dutch by means of short presentations and writing assignments.

At the end of the course you will be able to

  • talk about yourself, your hobbies, and your family
  • do the grocery shopping
  • talk about what you do every day and what you did yesterday
  • 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 in pairs and a written exam.

Dutch - Fast Track in short

Duration and Course Format

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

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 A2 (Common European Framework of Reference)
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This course is intended for all native speakers of a Germanic language, such as German, Norwegian or Swedish who are highly educated.

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