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. 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 4 weeks before the start of the course. You can apply via this website.You don’t have to do a placement test, as it’s a beginners course.
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.
- Total study load: 125 hours
- Contact hours: 50 (20 classes of 2,5 hours, 4 weeks total, 5 days a week)
- Hours of self study: 75
If you would like to make use of the Utrecht Summer School student accommodation, please make sure to check this page. You can check-in on or after Sunday 2 July 2023, after 12.00 (noon). More information regarding the check-in will be shared with you in the pre-departure document. This document will be available to all fully registered students, as of March 2023.