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Social Dutch II course

Are you an expat and who would like to be able to speak Dutch to colleagues? Did you complete Social Dutch I and would you like to continue learning Dutch? Or have you already acquired some basic Dutch and would you like to expand your knowledge, for example by learning how to talk about the past? In that case, our Social Dutch II course is just the thing for you.

Social Dutch II is offered for FREE to all Radboud University international students and staff who meet the conditions.**

Target group

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

Social Dutch II course

What will the course bring you?

To start at Social Dutch level II, some prior knowledge of Dutch is required. If you have passed Social Dutch level I, you can participate in level II. You can also start at level II if you have studied Dutch before, for example in your home country. In this case, you need to schedule an intake so your level of Dutch can be assessed.

In this course we use the book Start.nl part 1 – Dutch for beginners. You will be doing chapters 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. These chapters will teach you to ask about arrival and departure times in public transportation, to talk about your house, to talk about events in the past, to order something in a bar or restaurant, and to know what you can say in a shop.

During classes the focus is on communication and actively engaging with this material.

Level: Halfway to A1 - A1 (CEFR)

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

Practical details

Dates and times group A
The course for group A will take place on Radboud University campus in Nijmegen
Max 18 participants
30 January - 26 March
Tuesday and Thursday
19.30 - 21.00 hrs
Dates and times group B
The course for group B takes place online in the Virtual Classroom
Max 15 participants
30 January - 26 March
Tuesday and Thursday
19.30 - 21.00 hrs
Language during classes Dutch
Number of classes 15 classes (2 classes per week during 8 weeks)
Self-study 4 to 5 hours per week
Extra week If a lesson is cancelled, it will be rescheduled in the week following the last lesson

Course fees

Course fee € 495*
RU students and RU staff FREE**

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

Course material

  • Start.nl 1 (ISBN: 9789046905661)

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

Schedule an intake

If you completed Social Dutch I with us, an intake won’t be necessary and you can immediately sign up for Social Dutch II.​
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. Please use our form to schedule an intake.


Please note:

  • You can only register if you have an IBAN number.
  • 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.


Social Dutch II is offered for FREE to all Radboud University and Radboudumc international students and staff who meet the conditions:

1. 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.

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.

Any questions?

Please contact our Service Centre:
024-361 21 59
Or fill in the contact form.