Groepscursus Nederlands in ene leslokaal
Groepscursus Nederlands in ene leslokaal

Evening course Dutch for beginners II (A1-A2)

Do you want to learn Dutch and are you looking for a Dutch evening course? This course for beginners give you a solid foundation in the Dutch language, teaching you how to converse and correspond in Dutch. This course is the second in a series of evening courses that prepare you for the Staatsexamen NT2 (state exam in Dutch as a second language), programme II.

    General

    What will the course bring you?

    • have simple, short conversations on personal topics;
    • follow broadly everyday conversations on familiar topics;
    • understand broadly short, simple texts (brochures, advertisements);
    • write short, simple messages or emails.

    Target group

    Highly-educated foreigners who want to learn Dutch in twelve to eighteen months. Are you integrating in Dutch society? Make sure to read the information about the civic integration programme.

    Pre-requisites to follow this course

    • You have completed secondary education in your country of origin
    • You speak a Western European language

    Certificate

    You receive a certificate upon completion of the course, provided you have attended at least 80% of the classes and you have passed the last two lessons, the result of which will appear on your certificate.

    Final level: Dutch at beginner level II: A2 (CEFR). After the beginners courses, you may continue with the intermediate course.

    Starting dates

    23 September 2024, 6 pm
    This course ends on 15 January 2025. Each session takes 1.5 hours.
    Costs
    €966
    Discount
    10 to 100% for RU, Radboudumc and WUR staff, RU and WUR students and RU alumni. See ‘Costs and admission’ for conditions.
    VAT-free
    Yes
    Educational method
    On-site
    Main Language
    Dutch
    Number of sessions
    28
    Intake
    Yes
    Maximum number of participants
    18
    23 September 2024, 6 pm
    This course ends on 15 January 2025. Each session takes 1.5 hours.
    Costs
    €966
    Discount
    10 to 100% for RU, Radboudumc and WUR staff, RU and WUR students and RU alumni. See ‘Costs and admission’ for conditions.
    VAT-free
    Yes
    Educational method
    Online
    Main Language
    Dutch
    Number of sessions
    28
    Intake
    Yes
    Maximum number of participants
    15

    Factsheet

    Type of education
    Course
    Level
    Beginner
    Result
    Certificate

    Contact information

    Do you have a question? Or would you like to discuss which course best suits your needs and starting level? Feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you out.

    Contact us

    024 - 361 21 59
    info [at] into.ru.nl (info[at]into[dot]ru[dot]nl)

    This course takes place from 23 September 2024 until 15 January 2025. You can choose from the following two options:

    Group A

    • Course day and time: Monday & Wednesday from 6.00 - 7.30 pm 
    • Location: At our location in Nijmegen
    • Number of participants: min. 10 - max. 18

    Group B

    • Course day and time: Monday & Wednesday from 6.00 - 7.30 pm 
      Location: Online via the Virtual Classroom and always involves guidance from a teacher 
      Number of participants: min. 10 - max. 15

    If a lesson is cancelled, it will be rescheduled in the week following the last lesson.

    Dutch is spoken as much as possible during classes. You should count on about six to eight hours of individual study per week.

    Exam dates

    The assessments will take place during the two final classes. Please note: you are only allowed to take the assessment if you have attended at least 80% of classes.

    What will you learn in this course?

    You will learn Dutch to A2 level in this beginners II course. This class focuses on the different skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing. Reading and writing skills are mostly practiced in the time allotted for self-study. Courses are conducted in Dutch.

    Reading

    You can read short, simple texts. You can find specific, predictable information in simple, everyday texts like advertisements, menus and timetables and you can understand short, simple, personal letters.

    Listening

    You can understand sentences and the most frequent words related to areas of immediate personal interest (e.g. basic information about yourself and family, shopping, local geography, work). You can follow the main points of short, clear simple messages and announcements.

    Speaking

    You can communicate when performing simple, everyday tasks that involve a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. You can handle very short social conversations even if you do not always understand enough to keep the conversation going independently. You can use a variety of phrases and sentences to describe your family and other people, living conditions, your education and your current or most recent job using simple terms.

    Writing

    You can write short, simple notes and messages that relate to immediate needs. You can write very simple personal letters, to thank people for things, for example.

    Course materials

    • Contact! 2, text book, new edition. ISBN 9789463924276.
    • Contact! 2, exercise book, new edition. ISBN 9789463924283.

    The course material can be purchased at Roelants bookstore. Course material is not included in the course fee.

    Costs

    • Standard fee: € 966,-
    • RU students : € 483,- (50% discount)
    • RU staff Radboudumc: free of charge (provided that they meet the necessary conditions for Language Policy Courses)
    • RU and Radboudumc employees and alumni: € 869,40 (10% discount)
    • WUR employees and students: € 869,40 (10% discount)

    Intake assessment

    You can only register for this course after you have had an intake assessment.

    More information and plan your assessment

    If you want to get an idea of your level on your own, you can do this using our online level test.

    Registration

    Have you completed your intake assessment, and has the teacher advised you to take the course ‘Dutch at beginner level II (A1-A2)’? If so, you can register for this course.

    Register now

    This course starts every year in September and March. If you would like to take this course, but is it fully booked or your desired start date has not yet been listed, let us know that you would like to be kept informed, and we will let you know when you can sign up for new dates.