Learning Dutch

  • Get to know (the) Dutch! 

    Get to know Utrecht, all while learning Dutch! UU has developed an online course especially for international students that will start their studies at Utrecht University this coming semester: “Getting to know (the) Dutch”.

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    This online beginners’ course in Dutch will offer you the opportunity to learn the basics of the language through fun interactive exercises. The course aim is very practical: to provide you with language skills you can use right away when you arrive, as well as during your stay. How do you order a coffee? What do cashiers say to you in the supermarket? What do those signs at the train station actually mean?
    While you are covering the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking, you are also learning practical matters about Dutch culture and the city of Utrecht, such as: how to use Dutch public transport and where to go out in Utrecht. Are you ready to get to know (the) Dutch?

  • ESN Utrecht and Career Services have set up a Dutch Course. A basic level of Dutch is convenient in your daily life and essential if you are considering a career in the Netherlands. Besides that our course only costs you €8,-, it is also very practical orientated. You will learn some useful words and sentences every week about a different theme.
  • International Neighbour group
    The Dutch lessons are given in two semesters: one from October until February and one from March until July. The lessons are 90 – 120 minutes a week in the evening, and are given in the centre of town. The courses are offered by passionate volunteers and don't only aim to teach you the basics of the Dutch language, but also fulfill a social function.
  • Utrecht Summer School provides with online courses to learn Dutch, as well as on-site lessons in the city!
  • Babel offers Dutch language courses for people with a higher educational background, including summer courses. For more information, visit the Babel website.