Dutch 4

Practical Information

Start dates September and February (and intensive in Summer)
Number of lessons 24 2 hourly lessons (Summer course: 15 4 hourly lessons)
Day(s) and time(s) see Timetable & Registration
Registration fee € 420 for students and staff of Leiden University
  € 630 for others
Entry level B1.1
Target level B1.2
Language of instruction Dutch

Course Description

The student’s vocabulary is further expanded to include abstract terminology and a more in-depth knowledge of grammar will be acquired. Attention is given to special rules and exceptions. Various linguistic skills are dealt with: speaking, listening, writing and reading. Texts and topics of conversation are centred around various popular scientific and current topics. The student learns approximately 600 new words. Conversation skills are practised with the class as well as in groups and language lab equipment is used. The teacher deals with texts and grammatical points using authentic texts. Students are expected to prepare at home; preparation time is estimated at approximately 3 hours per lesson.

The pace is fast and students are expected to actively participate and prepare for the lessons. 

Upon completing the course, participants will be able to have a conversation on a variety of current topics with relative ease. Participants will also be able to understand texts and conversations. The course is concluded with a final test and a certificate (minimum attendance 80%).  

Course Material

Title Nederlands in actie
Author(s) Berna de Boer, Margaret van der Kamp, Birgit Lijmbach
Publisher Uitgeverij Coutinho
ISBN 9789046902981
Available at Boekhandel Van Stockum
Title Trefwoord 1
Author(s) W. Loeffen, B. Lijmbach, B. de Boer
Publisher Noordhoff Uitgevers
ISBN 9789001140953
Available at Boekhandel Van Stockum
The course material is not included in the registration fee. Course participants are required to purchase course materials themselves.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

The course is intended for adults with a higher education, including both Leiden University students and staff members and other interested parties with no relation to the University. The course is open to persons aged 17 and older who have completed a secondary school education.

For this course knowledge of the language is required. Those who have a certificate from the previous course can enrol directly. Others are required to check by means of an entrance exam if they have sufficient knowledge to take part. This is a computerised test which you can only do at the Language Centre. Please get in touch with us to make an appointment and we will make a reservation for you: 071 - 5272332 / talencentrum@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Further information


Last Modified: 17-10-2017