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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 neighbors? 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.

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

Social Dutch summercourse

Target group

The summer course Social Dutch I is intended for absolute beginners.


From O to halfway to A1


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.

Practical details


24 July - 4 August

Course days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Time (for both groups) 10.00 - 12.15 hrs

Group A
The course for group A takes place on campus in Nijmegen
Max 18 participants

Group B
The course for group B takes place online in the Virtual Classroom
Max 15 participants

Language during classes Dutch
Number of classes 10 classes (5 classes per week during 2 weeks)
Self-study 2 to 3 hours per day
Exam During the final class

Fees (excluding course materials)

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

Regular course fee € 455
RU students and Ru Staff FREE*


The Social Dutch 1 summer course 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 a Dutch 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.

Social Dutch 1 - Joshman Villa

Course material

The course material listed below can be purchased at Roelants bookstore on our campus.

  • 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).

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