Students socializing in the Refter on campus
Students socializing in the Refter on campus

Social Dutch III

Would you like to be able to speak Dutch to colleagues or friends? Did you complete Social Dutch II and would you like to continue learning Dutch? Or have you already acquired some basic Dutch and would you like to expand your knowledge? And on top of that, would you like to know for example how to ask someone the way and how to answer that question? Or how to talk in the past in two ways? Then our Social Dutch III course is just the thing for you.


    What will this course bring you?

    The main objective of these courses is to learn to communicate in Dutch. All skills are developed: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

    Subjects and situations that will be dealt with in Social Dutch III include talking about what you do on holiday, asking someone the way and how to answer that question, describing the future and past, and learning more typical aspects of Dutch culture.

    Target group

    Social Dutch III is intended for those who already have a basic knowledge of Dutch or pick up new languages quickly.

    Some prior knowledge of Dutch is required. If you have passed level II, you can participate in level III. You can also start at level III if you have studied Dutch before, for example in your home country.

    Certificate and final level

    This course will take you from level A1 to Halfway to A2 (CEFR). After the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance (provided you have attended at least 80% of the classes). After completion of this course, you can follow the Social Dutch IV course.

    Starting date

    30 September 2024, 5:30 pm
    This course ends on 25 November 2024. Each session takes 1.5 hours.
    Free for RU students and staff
    Educational method
    Main Language
    Number of sessions
    Maximum number of participants


    Type of education

    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] (info[at]into[dot]ru[dot]nl)

    This course takes place from 30 September until 25 November 2024. There is no class in the week of 21 October because of the Autumn Break.

    Group A

    Days and times: Monday and Wednesday from 17:30 - 19:00 hrs.
    Location: on the Radboud University campus in Nijmegen
    Number of participants: min. 10 - max. 18

    If a lesson is cancelled, it will be rescheduled in the week following the last lesson. You should count on about 4 to 5e hours of individual study per week.

    What will you learn in this course?

    In this course we use the book part 2 – Dutch for beginners. You will be doing chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4.  We work according to a blended learning method, which means that you prepare for the course online. During classes the focus is on communication and actively engaging with this material.

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

    After this course, you will be able to:

    • describe a city, village or landscape;
    • talk about the weather and what you do on holiday;
    • make suggestions;
    • write informal emails;
    • ask for and give directions;
    • ask indirect questions;
    • talk about means of transport;
    • describe food, and read and review recipes;
    • tell someone what to do;
    • name quantities;
    • talk about your old home and your furniture;
    • compare things;
    • name forms.

    Course material

    • part 2 - Dutch for beginners. ISBN: 9789046903797

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

    Course fees

    • Regular fee: € 495,-
    • RU students and staff: free of charge, provided that they meet the following criteria:

    1. you meet the 80% attendance requirement. If you do not meet these requirements, you will be charged the course fee that applies to your situation: 10% discount for employees and alumni, and 50% discount for students.

    2. Students of Radboud University: you can attend two Dutch courses for free. If you want to follow another Social Dutch course, you get 50% discount on the course fee.

    Determine your level with a free intake

    If you already have some prior knowledge of the Dutch language, registration is preceded by a free intake interview. In this interview your level is assessed. If you have already obtained a Dutch as a Second Language certificate, please bring these to the interview, as well as your student pass or student number. 

    Schedule an intake

    If you completed Social Dutch II or Social Dutch I for German Students with us, an intake won’t be necessary and you can immediately sign up for Social Dutch III.​


    Register now

    Please note:

    • You can only register if you have an IBAN number. For RU students and staff, we ask for this in case the abovementioned requirements are not met. 
    • At the end of the registration form, it is stated that a direct debit will take place on a certain date. For RU students and staff who meet the requirements, this does not apply to Social Dutch. Please rest assured that if you attend at least 80% of the classes, the course fee won’t be charged.
    • Our correspondence will be sent to the email address that you are registered with at Radboud University, so make sure to check your (student) account(s).
    • The person or organisation paying the course fee will receive the invoice after the course has started.

    This course starts every year in October, January/February and April/May. 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.

    High demand: don’t miss out!

    Please note that our Social Dutch classes fill up very quickly. We recommend you sign up for the course you are interested in as soon possible, even if you have not arrived in Nijmegen yet.