Dutch Language for German Speakers (A0 → B2)

Are you a German speaker who’s looking to learn Dutch quickly and effectively? Are you planning to work in the Netherlands in the near future? Our intensive Dutch Language Course for German Speakers will help you master the Dutch language and culture in just four weeks.



Course Level
ECTS credits
Course location(s)
Utrecht, The Netherlands


In a small class of up to 16 students and under the guidance of  a qualified trainer you will quickly improve your Dutch language skills up to intermediate level (B2). You’ll also become acquainted with the basics of Dutch grammar and vocabulary, including the differences and similarities with the German language.

In this intensive course we’ll work on your Dutch language skills using a variety of interactive exercises. Aside from the essential grammar and vocabulary work, expect lots of pronunciation practice, engaging group discussions and presenting, speaking and writing assignments. The course starts at beginner’s level and gives you all the necessary tools to reach level B2. In just four weeks you’ll be able to express yourself in Dutch without effort, to produce a detailed text on a variety of subjects, and to share a well-argued opinion on current affairs. 

The Babel institute is situated in a monumental building in the centre of Utrecht. We encourage you to explore this beautiful part of the Netherlands in your free time and practise your newly acquired skills with Dutch locals.

Registration information: registration closes four weeks before the start of the course. You can apply via this website.You don’t have to do a placement test, as it is a beginners course.

Target audience

This course is suitable for learners from Germany with no prior knowledge of Dutch. This course will predominantly be taught in Dutch.

Aim of the course

This course aims to improve your Dutch up to level B2. At the end of the course you’ll be able to:

  • comprehend the main idea of complex texts.
  • communicate fluently and accurately with Dutch native speakers.
  • produce a clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects.
  • give your opinion about complex topics, including adequate arguments.

Study load

  • Total study load: 125 hours
  • Contact hours: 50 (20 classes of 2,5 hours, four weeks total, five days a week)
  • Hours of self study: 75


  • Course fee: €995.00
  • Included: Course + course materials
  • Housing fee: €850
  • Housing provider: Utrecht Summer School

Additional information

The housing costs include housing, plus a Utrecht Summer School sleeping bag, for you to keep. This sleeping bag also includes an inflatable pillow and matrass cover. If you wish to bring your own bedding, please contact us, so we can give you a € 50 discount on the housing fee. Please note that you cannot buy individual bedding items.