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

Social Dutch IV

Did you complete Social Dutch III and would you like to continue learning Dutch? Or do you already speak Dutch well in social situations, but want to further improve your language skills? Would you like to know for example how to talk about your health, or how to give your opinion in different ways? In that case, our Social Dutch IV 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.

    In Social Dutch IV, more attention than in the Social Dutch-courses I to III is given to such matters as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Reading and writing skills are mostly practiced in the time allotted for self-study. Grammar is always covered in a communication context and for functional purposes.

    Subjects and situations that will be dealt with in Social Dutch IV include talking about what you can say to a doctor, how to talk about your health, giving your opinion in Dutch, writing formal letters or e-mails and learning more typical aspects of Dutch culture.

    Target group

    Social Dutch IV is intended for those who already have some prior knowledge of Dutch. If you have passed Social Dutch level III, you can participate in level IV. You can also start at level IV if you have studied Dutch before, for example in your home country.

    Certificate and final level

    This course will take you from level Halfway to A2 to A2 (CEFR). After the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance (provided you have attended at least 80% of the classes). If you want to continue learning Dutch, you can subscribe for an intake and switch to a regular day or evening group starting on level A2.

    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 5.30 - 7.00 pm.
    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 5, 6, 7 and 8. 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.

    Culture and history influence the language of a country. That is why this course will also pay attention to interesting and relevant aspects of Dutch culture and history. Knowledge about these topics will make it easier to understand Dutch people and their responses.

    After this course, you will be able to:

    • ask friendly questions;
    • name body parts;
    • give instructions about movement;
    • describe the future;
    • encourage someone;
    • write a formal letter or email;
    • give advice;
    • say how you feel and talk about your health;
    • ask for personal information;
    • give compliments;
    • say that something is unnecessary or that you do not want to answer;
    • ask for an opinion and give your opinion

    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 III with us, an intake won’t be necessary and you can immediately sign up for Social Dutch IV.


    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.