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Summer course Social Dutch I for native speakers of German

Social Dutch 1 for native speakers of German is offered for FREE to all international students and RU staff who meet the conditions*.

Would you like to be able to speak Dutch to colleagues or friends? Or read labels in the supermarket, ask a shop assistant where you can find a particular item or carry on a basic conversation 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? Then our Social Dutch I summer course for native speakers of German are just the thing for you.

Social Dutch 1 for native speakers of German

Target group

The course is intended for students, PhD candidates, expats and anyone else from Germany who would like to learn enough Dutch to be able to communicate in a simple but effective way.

Because of the similarities between the Dutch and German languages, Social Dutch I goes through the learning materials quickly.


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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.

You do not need any prior knowledge of Dutch. Subjects and situations that will be dealt with in Social Dutch include introducing yourself, exchanging personal information, addressing people, formal vs. informal language use, information about transportation, ordering and paying in shops, making appointments, talking about events in the past and typical aspects of Dutch culture.

Practical details

Dates 24 July - 4 August
Course days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Time 10.00 - 12.15 hrs
Number of classes 10 (5 classes per week during 2 weeks)

Group A
The course for group A will take place on Radboud University campus in Nijmegen

Group B
The course for group B takes place online in the Virtual Classroom

Language during classes Dutch
Self-study 6 hours per week
Number of participants Max. 15
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*


* Social Dutch 1 for native speakers of German is offered for FREE to all 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.


See our General Terms and Conditions for more information.


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

Course material

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

  • Start.nl 1 (ISBN: 9789046905661)

More information

If you would like more information about our courses, please contact our Service Centre:

E: info@into.ru.nl
T: +31 24 361 21 59

Limited availibility

Would you prefer tailor-made training?

We offer tailor-made courses for individuals and groups. If you are interested in a tailor-made course, please contact:

E: maatwerk@into.ru.nl
T: +31 24 361 61 66

Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form and we will contact you as soon as possible