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Nederlands - Language & Training Centre

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Do you need to learn Dutch for your future career? Are you going to study or do an internship in the Netherlands? Or would you simply like to make yourself understood during your next trip? The Language & Training Centre (LTC) will help you get there! Please take a look at our full range of Dutch for participants with an academic background (hbo/university).

Please note: would you like to start a non-beginners course? You have to take an intake first!

If you plan to register for a non-beginners language course, you will first need to do an intake to determine your level. This short, oral intake is designed to determine your course advice. This test costs €5,- and the result can only be used to register for a Dutch course. If you need a level statement, you need to do a language assessment.

Registration is full. New dates in February/March.

A language assessment Dutch is an extensive test that covers all language skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking and will determine your language proficiency. When all results have been processed, you will be given a statement with your current level of both your oral and written skills.

Registration is closed. New deadlines will be added in December.

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. A Dutch A1 course consists of ten weekly sessions of 2,5 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. You will have covered one course level by the end of this course.

Registration is full. Stay updated on new data!

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

  • With final exam and certificate

This course is not offered in this period (Jan-Mar). Stay updated on new dates!

Once a year, the LTC offers a double level (batch) course Dutch for absolute beginners. During this course you will learn the basics of the Dutch language, with emphasis on speaking and listening skills in an everyday context. A great advantage is that you can automatically flow from beginners 1 to beginners 2 without having to take an exam in between the two levels. Two course levels will have been covered by the end of this course. 

  • With final examination and certificate

This course is fully booked for this period (Jan-Mar).

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. German natives are quick learners of the Dutch language, so with this special course two levels are covered. Dutch A1&A2.2 consists of 15 weekly sessions of 2,5 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. You will have covered two course levels by the end of this course.

This course is not offered in this period (Jan-Mar). Stay updated on new dates!

This course is a continuation of the course Dutch A1. During this course you will continue with the previously learned topics of the Dutch language, with emphasis on reading, speaking, listening and writing skills in an everyday context. A Dutch A2.1 course consists of ten weekly sessions of 2,5 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. You will have covered one course level by the end of this course.

The registration deadline is 11 January 2023

This course is a continuation of the course Dutch A2.1. During this course you will continue with the previously learned topics of the Dutch language, with emphasis on reading, speaking, listening and writing skills in an everyday context. A Dutch A2.2 course consists of ten weekly sessions of 2,5 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. You will have covered one course level by the end of this course.

The registration deadline is 11 January 2023

This course is a continuation of the course Dutch A2.2. During this course you will continue with the previously learned topics of the Dutch language, with emphasis on reading, speaking, listening and writing skills in an everyday context. A Dutch B1.1 course consists of ten weekly sessions of 3 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. You will have covered one course level by the end of this course.

The registration deadline is 11 January 2023

Once a year, the LTC offers a double level (batch) course Dutch for intermediates. During this course you will learn the basics of the Dutch language, with emphasis on speaking and listening skills in an everyday context. A great advantage is that you can automatically flow from Dutch B1.1 to Dutch B1.2 without having to take an exam in between the two levels. Two course levels will have been covered by the end of this course. 

  • With final examination and certificate

This course is not offered in this period (Jan-Mar). Stay updated on new dates!

This course is a continuation of the course Dutch B1.1. During this course you will continue with the previously learned topics of the Dutch language, with emphasis on reading, speaking, listening and writing skills in an everyday context. A Dutch B1.2 course consists of ten weekly sessions of 3 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. You will have covered one course level by the end of this course.

The registration deadline is 11 January 2023

This course is a continuation of the course Dutch B1.2 During this course you will continue with the previously learned topics of the Dutch language, with emphasis on reading, speaking, listening and writing skills in an everyday context. A Dutch B2.1 course consists of ten weekly sessions of 3 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. You will have covered one course level by the end of this course.

The registration deadline is 11 January 2023

This course is a continuation of the course Dutch B2.1 During this course you will continue with the previously learned topics of the Dutch language, with emphasis on reading, speaking, listening and writing skills in an everyday context. A Dutch B2.2 course consists of ten weekly sessions of 3 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. You will have covered one course level by the end of this course.

The registration deadline is 11 January 2023

This course is a continuation of the course Dutch B2.2. During this course you will continue with the previously learned topics of the Dutch language, with emphasis on reading, speaking, listening and writing skills in an everyday context.  A Dutch C1.1 course consists of ten weekly sessions of 3 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. You will have covered one course level by the end of this course.

The registration deadline is 11 January 2023

This course is a continuation of the course Dutch C1.1. During this course you will continue with the previously learned topics of the Dutch language, with emphasis on reading, speaking, listening and writing skills in an everyday context.  A Dutch C1.2 course consists of ten weekly sessions of 3 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. You will have covered one course level by the end of this course.

This course is not offered in this period (Jan-Mar). Stay updated on new dates!

During this Speaking Skills course you will mainly focus on participating in discussions on topics of interest, interesting texts and books. Each lesson provides new expressions and proverbs to be learned as well as more discussion practice. A Dutch Speaking Skills course consists of ten weekly sessions of 2 hours each. There will be no final exam, but throughout the course the teacher will provide you with extensive feedback on your speaking skills.

The registration deadline is 11 January 2023

There are several options available for language courses Dutch, including final exam and certificate, for EUR staff. The following levels are currently offered:

  • Dutch A1 (for beginners) 
  • Tailor-made options for other course levels

This course is not offered in this period (Jan-Mar).

As a student or employee of Erasmus University you can purchase a one-year licence for the online Rosetta Stone programme with which you can independently learn the Dutch language. Online learning could either be used to start from scratch or to keep your language skills up-to-date. Please note that this requires discipline and persistence. In Rosetta Stone you will find exercises for all language skills, such as speaking, listening, reading and writing. Licences can be bought throughout the year. 

  • Be aware that there is no final exam and you won’t receive a certificate

Would you like to improve your Dutch language skills but don’t you have time to do this during the academic year? Don’t hesitate: register for our online summer course Dutch via Zoom! During this more intensive course, you can complete one target level in two instead of 10 weeks. The summer course consists of ten daily sessions of 3 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on 12 August 2022. You will have covered one course level by the end of this course.

  • With final examination and certificate

This course is currently not offered

Are you an ambitious bachelor or master student of Erasmus University Rotterdam? Do you already have some experience with writing an essay? And do you want to improve your writing skills in Dutch? Use this training session in preparation for writing your thesis or paper. Use this online lecture as a refresher course or in preparation for writing your thesis or paper. You will learn to improve your texts according to the rules and conventions and practice different situations.

Are you an ambitious bachelor or master student of Erasmus University Rotterdam? Do you already have some experience with writing an essay? And do you want to improve your writing skills in Dutch? Use this online course as a refresher course or in preparation for writing your thesis or paper. You will learn to improve your texts according to the rules and conventions and practice different situations.

  • Please contact us for the possibilities.

Would you like to get feedback on your academic writing skills in Dutch? If a writing course is not an option for you but you would like to hand in an excellent quality essay or thesis then use a writing coach! You will get individual feedback on an academic paper you are currently writing. Topics include: grammar, word order, vocabulary, word combinations, structure and organization, signposting, topic sentences, linking. Please contact us for more information.

The Language & Training Centre also offers tailor-made courses on request for faculties, departments, students or businesses. Tailor-made can be divided into:

  • Individual

    It is possible to schedule individual classes under the guidance of an experienced teacher.
    During the intake we will discuss your aims and preferences and assess your current level.
  • Group

    We can organise courses  on demand for small or large groups starting from 3 participants on up. Based on your aims, preferences, and fellow participants, a special course will be arranged.

For more information about tailor-made assessments and courses, please contact us via ltc@eur.nl.
To give you more detailed information, we ask you to clearly mention your language of preference and your aims and preferences.

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