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Intensive summer course Social Dutch I

Are you an expat or a student who would like to be able to speak Dutch? Would you like to read labels in the supermarket, ask a shop assistant where you can find a particular item or have a chat with your neighbours? And on top of that, would you like to know about typical aspects of Dutch culture, both within and outside the academic world? In that case, our summer course Social Dutch is just the thing for you.

The intensive summer course Social Dutch 1 is offered for FREE to all international students and RU staff who meet the conditions**

Intensive Summer Course Social Dutch 1


Intensive Summer Course
You do not need any prior knowledge of Dutch. Subjects and situations that will be dealt with in Social Dutch I include introducing yourself, exchanging personal information, addressing people, formal vs. informal language use, information about transportation, ordering and paying in shops, making appointments, and typical aspects of Dutch culture.
(This is the same as what you would normally learn during the regular Social Dutch 1 course).

Course outline

Practical details

Dates 31 July - 4 August
Course days and times Monday to Friday: 10-12.30 hrs and 14-16 hrs
Location The course will take place on Radboud University campus in Nijmegen
Language during classes Dutch
Number of classes 10 classes (5 days 2 classes per day)
Self-study 3 hours per day
Number of participants Max. 18
Exam During the final class

Fees (excluding course materials)

All of our courses and training programmes are exempt from VAT.

Course fee € 455*
RU students and RU staff FREE**

* The person or organisation paying the course fee will receive the invoice after the course has started.


The intensive summer course Social Dutch 1 is offered for FREE to all international students and RU staff who meet the conditions:

1. Please register using the online registration form. Advance payment is no longer possible. You can only register if you have an IBAN number.
Please note that 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).

2. If you are a student or staff member at Radboud University, this course is free of charge provided you meet the 80% attendance requirement. Failure to meet this requirement will result in a direct debit of the course fee. ​

3. Please note that students of Radboud University can attend two Dutch course for free. If you want to follow a third Social Dutch course, the students fee of € 227,50.
This expanded/new discount rule applies to new registrations. Course fees paid for previous participation in a Social Dutch course are non-refundable.

Social Dutch 1 - Joshman Villa

Course material

The course material listed below can be purchased at Roelants bookstore:

  • Start.nl 1 (ISBN: 9789046905661)


After the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance (provided you have attended at least 80% of the classes).