Dutch A1 (beginners)

Nederlands - Language & Training Centre


During this course you will learn the basics of the Dutch language, with emphasis on reading, speaking, listening and writing skills in an everyday context.

Key Facts & Figures

10 weeks
Instruction language
Dutch and English

Start dates

A1 Level courses NL | 10 lessons | 10 April -16 June | 17.30 -20.00

1MondaysOnlineMonday 19 June 2023
2Tuesdays (FULL)CampusTuesday 20 June 2023
3Tuesdays (FULL)CampusTuesday 20 June 2023
4Wednesdays (FULL)CampusWednesday 21 June 2023
5WednesdaysOnlineWednesday 21 June 2023
6ThursdaysOnlineThursday 22 June 2023

Please note: There are no classes on Monday April 10, Thursday April 27, Thursday May 18 and Monday May 29. Those lessons will be rescheduled in consultation with the group.

A Dutch A1 course consists of ten weekly sessions of 2,5 hours each. One course level will have been covered by the end of this course.

What will you learn? 

During this course you will learn the basics of the Dutch language, with emphasis on reading, speaking, listening and writing skills in an everyday context. Topics that are covered include:

  • presenting yourself;
  • greetings and farewells;
  • making an appointment;
  • café, market, restaurant and shop;
  • grammar;
  • vocabulary;
  • the Dutch culture.

By the end of the course, you will have a small vocabulary to be able to communicate in common and everyday situations. The final level of the course is A1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Good to know

  • The Language & Training Centre offers Dutch courses, three times a year (October-December / January-March / April-June).
  • This course is available for participants with an academic background (hbo/university).
  • English is the language of support during classes. However, the language of instruction is Dutch and will be commonly used.
  • The course material costs approximately € 43, - and is not included in the course fee. 
    You will receive a confirmation letter with further details when the course starts.
  • Course participants are expected to spend approximately three hours a week on course preparation and self-study.
  • Our groups are small: the minimum number of participants is 10, the maximum is 16. 
    Please note that the LTC reserves the right to cancel this course if the required minimum number of participants is not reached.
  • Attendance is not compulsory, but advisable. Please note that the last class consists of an oral test and a listening test. To pass the course, you should be present on that particular day.
  • A final written exam is part of this course in which your reading and writing skills will be tested. Dyslectic students can get extra time to complete the written test. To arrange this, you need to contact the LTC via email. You will also have to send a copy of your official statement of special needs.
  • A certificate is awarded to participants who achieve a ‘pass’ for all four skills.
  • Read our requirements and general terms and conditions carefully before registering.


E-mail: ltc@eur.nl
Telefoon: 010 4081997
Website: Language & Training Centre


Facts & Figures

  • Special Rate*: € 146,-
  • Rate 1: Students & employees: € 299,- 
  • Rate 2: Others: € 399,- 

 Which rate is applicable to you? Read on. *Please note that you are only allowed to use this special rate once. 

Not applicable
Application deadline
Wednesday 29 Mar 2023
10 weeks
Offered by
Language & Training Centre
Language and Culture
Course type
Instruction language
Dutch and English
Campus Woudestein



You can register and pay for Dutch beginners 1 in the webshop.

Only if the course will be paid for by your employer and the payment needs be done via invoice, we ask you to contact us upfront via email to make the necessary arrangements. Explanation about the payment procedure for EUR staff can be found here. If it's not possible for you to join this period, please click on this link to get an email about dates for the next period.

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