Dutch

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Do you need to learn Dutch for your future career? Are you going to study in the Netherlands or doing an internship? 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/WO): 

    • 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 is free 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.

    • 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, a statement with your current level of both your oral and written skills will be given. 

    • 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. One course level will have been covered by the end of this course.

    • 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&A2.1 consists of ten weekly sessions of 2,5 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. Two course levels will have been covered by the end of this course.

    • 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. One course level will have been covered by the end of this course.

    • 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. One course level will have been covered by the end of this course.

    • 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 2,5 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. One course level will have been covered by the end of this course.

    • 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 2,5 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. One course level will have been covered by the end of this course.

    • 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 B1.2 course consists of ten weekly sessions of 2,5 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. One course level will have been covered by the end of this course.

    • As a student or employee of Erasmus University you are able to purchase a one-year licence for the online program of Rosetta Stone, via which you can independently learn the Dutch language. Online learning either could be used to start from scratch or for keeping your language skills up-to-date. Please note that it does require discipline and persistence. In Rosetta Stone you may find exercises for all language skills, such as speaking, listening, reading and writing. Licences can be bought throughout the year. 

      • There is no final exam and you won’t receive a certificate.
      • More information about the online course Dutch can be found in our factsheet.
      • Go directly to our webshop & get your licence.
    • 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 summer course Dutch! During this more intensive course, you can complete one target level in two weeks instead of 10 weeks.  The summer course consists of nine daily sessions of 3 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date. One course level will have been covered by the end of this course.

      • With final examination and certificate.
      • More information about the Summer course Dutch be found in our factsheet.
      • Go directly to our webshop & register!
      • The registration deadline is Sunday 22 July.
    • 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.

    • 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 half an hour of individual feedback from an experienced language professional on an academic paper you are currently writing (maximum 2 x A4). 

  • 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 an intake we will discuss your aims and preferences and assess your current level.
    • Group

      On demand we can organise courses for small or large groups from 3 participants on.
      On the basis of your aims and preferences, and of its participants, a special course will be arranged.

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